A direct connection will send video directly from the recorder to the client and bypass Web Services. Using this option may require Port Forwarding configuration.
Follow These Steps to Setup a Direct Connection Over the WAN
- Set up Port Forwarding for the recorder on the router. Ports 80 and 443 are the ports that should be used: Configuring Port Forwarding on a Router
- Navigate to the Remote Network Settings of the recorder management page in OWS.
- Enter the WAN IP for the recorder and the port used to forward it.
Remote Direct Connections should now be available.