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I have a new Cobra NVR and am connecting a ethernet wired camera to a POE switch. The switch is wired to the router/modem. The WAN port of the NVR is wired to router/modem.

I also have a camera directly plugged into the NVR

I can access the NVR with smart phone, laptop etc. using the IP address of the NVR and view the direct connected camera.

I have checked to see if the router/modem has assigned an IP address to the camera and it has not. I have connected my laptop to the switch and it was recognized and assigned an IP address.

My question is: Shouldn't I see an IP address assigned to that camera?

The only variable with the POE switch is that the laptop doesn't need POE, but the camera does.

Harbor freight tech support hasn't had anyone using their system that used a switch in their installations so they have not been able to help me. Hope you can.

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Tuc2K, have you read the manual for setting up this NVR? The NVR acts like a 2nd router on your system and it is responsible for assigning the IP addresses for all the IP cameras connected to it. Your router will only assign one IP address for the DVR - it does not directly connect your cams. To view any of your cameras via a PC, you will need to log into the NVR directly or use a software program designed for viewing all the cams attached to the NVR.
 

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Thank you for that information. That would make more sense. I was looking at the problem wrong. The manual isn't very clear to me and I will go through it again. Appreciate the help.
I'll post results.
 

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Tuc2K, have you read the manual for setting up this NVR? The NVR acts like a 2nd router on your system and it is responsible for assigning the IP addresses for all the IP cameras connected to it. Your router will only assign one IP address for the DVR - it does not directly connect your cams. To view any of your cameras via a PC, you will need to log into the NVR directly or use a software program designed for viewing all the cams attached to the NVR.
Success...............once you got my mind thinking in the right direction about what does what it all made sense. Adding the camera was really simple after that.
Really appreciate your helping me, thank you.
 
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