This article works for Zosi cameras and DVRs / NVRs.
DHCP is a type of internet networking approach. It stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It means that a router assigns IP addresses to each of the devices on the network, allowing them to communicate with other devices in or outside the network.
In context of our systems, the setting related to DHCP is called DHCP server status. This setting enables your router to obtain the static IP address on the DVR and broadcast that IP to the app so it can locate your DVR. This setting needs to be enabled on a router for the apps to be able to connect to the DVR systems.
For example, in your home network, the DHCP server on your router can dynamically assign an IP address to your phone (DHCP client), so that your phone can connect to the network and communicate with other devices. Without DHCP, you will need to assign IP address for all the network devices manually.
All the Zosi cameras/NVRs support DHCP protocol (as DHCP client) and can obtain the IP configuration from a DHCP server.
And Zosi WIFI NVR and PoE NVR can work as a DHCP server to assign IP address to the devices connected to NVR.
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