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Lorex netHD Stratus Client Software: Setting up remote access on PC / Mac

Lorex netHD Stratus Client software allows you to access your NVR system remotely using a PC / Mac.

The following instructions require you to access your system using the Lorex netHD Client software and a PC / Mac.


  • Connect your DVR with an Ethernet cable to a router and ensure it has Internet access.

  • Download and install Lorex netHD Stratus Client software. Click here for more information on locating software downloads.

  • Record your NVR device ID or the IP address / Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS).

    REMINDER: Your NVR IP address / DDNS is located in your NVR System Information or Network menu. Click here for instructions on accessing the System Information screen.

To set up remote access:

  1. Launch Lorex netHD Stratus Client software on your computer to open the Add NVR Wizard window.

    Lorex netHD Stratus: Add NVR Wizard

    TIP: If the wizard does not open, click Help > Open Wizard.

  2. Click Enter Wizard > Add to open the Add Device window.

  3. Enter a Name of your choice to identify your NVR.

    Lorex netHD Stratus Client: Add Device Window

  4. In the Login Type field, select Device ID if you have a functional device ID on your system, or select IP/DDNS.

    REMINDER: If you are not able to connect to your NVR using the device ID on the same network, you may be experiencing a NAT Loopback issue. Routers recognize and connect to devices via IP address. To connect your system from the same network, use the IP address of the NVR.

  5. Enter your Device ID or IP Address / DDNS.

  6. Enter your Port value (default: 8000).

  7. Enter your User Name. Refer to your user manual for your default username.

  8. Enter your Password. Refer to your user manual for your default password.

  9. Click Add > Next.

    IMPORTANT: If this is your first time connecting to the system, you will be asked to change the password. Input a new 6 digit or character password and click Yes.

  10. Click Add to open the Add Groups window.

    Lorex netHD Stratus: Add Group Window

  11. Enter a name for your Group, then click Yes > Next.

    Lorex netHD Client: Add Device Callout

  12. Select a channel you would like to add to your Group, then click Add.

  13. Click Next > Finished to open the Main View window.

    REMINDER: If Main View does not open, click Control Panel > Main View to open the Main View window, then drag the NVR folder to the display area to view your camera live feed.

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