I do not want to use a router, I simply want to separate the box from the wires and use a powered switch instead. Since the cameras plug directly into the NVR through it's built in switch, is there really a difference if I just plug them into a switch and then plug the switch into the box with only 1 wire.
Thank you so much for your reply so quick. In regards to the cameras they are a mix between the 410 and 420 I think the model numbers were. They do not have zoom but I am looking to use the digital zoom that is available if you are using the NVR directly and not in the app. The windows version of the software looks like it has it but not the mac client.
The web browser access would be nice because I have my NVR tucked away so it is not easy to use it directly and browser access would provide the options that I need that are not available in the mac client. such as the digital zoom and also the ability to change the channel of the cameras etc.