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Title: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: olanwade on December 28, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
I had a problem where the DNR was recording continuously even though I had it configured for motion detection. I configured the DCS-932 cameras for motion detection always. I set up the DNR for motion detection in the events, but the DNR-202L was recording video continuously. This was gobbling up disk space pretty quickly.
Here's how I fixed it. I logged in to the DNR via the web interface and went to Live Video. Below the list of cameras (right side) I noticed the record button and it was red (recording). I clicked on the record button turning off the record function. I didn't change any other configuration of the cameras or previous event setup on the DNR. I then went to the Status tab and saw that the cameras were connected and in standby (recording status). Previously the status always showed recording. I then walked from room to room while monitoring the status and noticed when the camera detected motion the recording status changed to ALERT then back toStandby after the set event record times. I also verified that the recorded events showed up correctly in the Playback tab > View Recorded Files.
If you're having the problem of continuous recording of video with motion detection enabled try this.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: HaveBlue on March 15, 2016, 05:38:44 PM
Thanks for that. Part two, set each camera's motion detection either in mydlink.com or web setup. Part three, set the DNR 202 Event recording to all green bars (Even) instead of red bars (continuous) for the selected camera's in the Event setup.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on March 16, 2016, 07:19:40 AM
Thanks for sharing. Hope it helps future users.  ;)
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: hda on October 11, 2016, 03:53:42 AM
Thanks for that, I were fighting with the DNR because of the continuous recording. It happens after I used the "DNR-202L_Setup_Wizard_v2.03.00.exe"
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on October 11, 2016, 07:29:23 AM
I would try using the on board set up wizard on the DNR itself.

Thanks for that, I were fighting with the DNR because of the continuous recording. It happens after I used the "DNR-202L_Setup_Wizard_v2.03.00.exe"
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: dariva on November 14, 2016, 03:50:13 AM
I had the same problem and your post helped me to solve it. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on November 14, 2016, 07:18:05 AM
Glad it works, Enjoy.  ;)

I had the same problem and your post helped me to solve it. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: edgerunner on June 29, 2017, 06:51:13 AM
I clicked on the red button and got message "Manual record is enabled. Please remember to stop the recording afterwards, as failure to do so will consume your hard drive storage space."
Is it correct?
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on June 29, 2017, 08:13:20 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: magarity on March 25, 2018, 08:48:17 AM
This was tricky to figure out but I also tracked it down. What's getting me still is the constant network activity; the device is reading the cameras nonstop although the cameras are set to motion detect only. Is it possible to use the camera's push on motion detect ability to only transmit when there is motion?? Otherwise it is killing my wifi to have this nonstop traffic! I had to unplug one camera to make wifi usable again.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on March 25, 2018, 10:06:48 AM
Would need to know your configuration and set up.
How many cameras do you have connected?
How is the DNR connected?
What mfr and model# router are you using?
How many other devices are connected to the wifi and what are they?

This was tricky to figure out but I also tracked it down. What's getting me still is the constant network activity; the device is reading the cameras nonstop although the cameras are set to motion detect only. Is it possible to use the camera's push on motion detect ability to only transmit when there is motion?? Otherwise it is killing my wifi to have this nonstop traffic! I had to unplug one camera to make wifi usable again.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: magarity on April 16, 2018, 07:51:12 PM
Would need to know your configuration and set up.
How many cameras do you have connected?
How is the DNR connected?
What mfr and model# router are you using?
How many other devices are connected to the wifi and what are they?

This was tricky to figure out but I also tracked it down. What's getting me still is the constant network activity; the device is reading the cameras nonstop although the cameras are set to motion detect only. Is it possible to use the camera's push on motion detect ability to only transmit when there is motion?? Otherwise it is killing my wifi to have this nonstop traffic! I had to unplug one camera to make wifi usable again.
I have two cameras, both are 932L, One camera is wired and one is using WiFi but I'd prefer to relocate the wired one to somewhere it would have to use WiFi.
The DNR is hooked up by LAN cable straight to the router, which is an Asus RT-N56U
Other devices on the WiFi are a couple of laptops, an iPad, and a couple of phones. A couple more computers and a printer are on the wired LAN. Nothing except the cameras stream nonstop.
I can tell its the cameras using up the WiFi bandwidth thanks to the router's network monitor.
Thanks for any help.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on April 16, 2018, 08:55:05 PM
I believe one of the DNR default operations is using the network. I have seen this as well with mine. Not sure if this is something that can be disabled.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: PseudoShooter on June 11, 2018, 12:42:58 PM
Hello

I purchaed a DNP-202L last week and I'm having the same issue as well.

Both of my cameras are constantly streaming to the device even though they are set for motion detection only on a schedule.

I have confimed that it is not recording the stream. I don't appreciate that it's eating my wireless bandwidth however.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on June 11, 2018, 12:48:18 PM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)


What Mfr and model is the main host router?
Did you follow this process?
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=64098.msg263739#msg263739 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=64098.msg263739#msg263739)
This is supposed to fix constant record streaming.

Hello

I purchaed a DNP-202L last week and I'm having the same issue as well.

Both of my cameras are constantly streaming to the device even though it's set to motion detection only on a schedule.

I have confimed that it is not recording the stream. I don't appreciate that it's eating my wirless bandwidth however.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: PseudoShooter on June 11, 2018, 12:57:27 PM
Hello

Thanks for the quick reply. It's not recording any video, it just streaming video from my cameras.

My cameras are idle normally but as soon as I power up the DNR-202L and it initializes on my network, the cameras start sending video streams to it.

My router is a ASUS RT-AC1200G. My living room camera connects through a DLink access point (DAP-1330). My other camera is connected to my router.


I'm in Canada. Firmware is 2.04.03 Device pack is 2.14.02
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on June 11, 2018, 01:03:36 PM
What are the model# of these cameras?
Have you checked these cameras configurations for video and motion settings? If the DNR is OFF and the cameras are still streaming and using bandwidth, Then I would start at the cameras. If these are D-Link cameras, are they associated with mydlink.com?


Hello

Thanks for the quick reply. It's not recording any video, it just streaming video from my cameras.

My cameras are idle normally but as soon as I power up the DNR-202L and it initializes on my network, the cameras start sending video streams to it.

My router is a ASUS RT-AC1200G. My living room camera connects through a DLink access point (DAP-1330). My other camera is connected to my router.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: GreenBay42 on June 11, 2018, 01:04:13 PM
Correct. Video will be streamed to the DNR. This is how the option to record x number of seconds before a motion trigger has been set off works.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: PseudoShooter on June 11, 2018, 01:10:21 PM
Camera configuration is correct for both, set to motion detection on a schedule. Cameras only stream continuously with the DNR-202L up and running.

Camera one is DCS-936L

Camera two is DCS-930L

Both are associated with the web portal


Edit: alright, thanks.  Guess I will disconnect the DNR-202L until I need it because I don't want my wireless bandwidth consumed 24/7

Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: GreenBay42 on June 11, 2018, 01:15:01 PM
The bandwidth consumption should not be that much, especially with 2 cameras. What are you using to see that the cameras are streaming?
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: PseudoShooter on June 11, 2018, 01:26:34 PM
I have a network switch in my living room that is hardwired to my router upstairs. The access point is connected to the switch. I use an AP because I live in a condo and the concrete and rebar make it too difficult to get a robust wireless signal downstairs.

The other night (the day I installed the DNR-202L), I noticed a lot of activity on the switch (with the access point port).

When I investigated, I found that it was my living room camera streaming video. The blue circle on the DNR-202L continually flashes as well indicating that it is receiving traffic.

The activity on the switch ceased as soon as I disconnected the DNR-202L.

Edit: I'll experiment with it then, if the bandwidth is low, then I'll keep it live. I just didnt want the video streams to interfere with Netflix, Xbox etc. if they could be shut off until needed.

Thanks for the assistance!
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: GreenBay42 on June 11, 2018, 01:40:29 PM
It is normal, not just with D-Link. Cameras are known for using a lot of bandwidth unfortunately. Make sure you are using mpeg4 (or h.264) for better compression.

Is it causing drops on your wireless network?

Also, explain your network topology. Are you using the 1330 as a range extender (wireless to the router and clients) or AP (hardwired to the router, wireless clients)?

Are both cameras connecting to the extender?

Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: PseudoShooter on June 11, 2018, 01:53:10 PM
I haven't noticed any drops in my wireless network yet however I've only had the DNR-202L a few days and it's been disconnected for most of that time. I bought it mainly to record video while I'm away from home in case I get broken into. In that case the bandwidth issue is moot.

I'm using my 1330 as an access point, mainly for my cell phone and occasionally tablet computers while I'm downstairs. My switch connects my TV, Xbox, network audio player and AP to my router through a very long CAT-7 cable running up my stairwell :D

Only one camera connects to my AP, my other camera is close enough to my stairs to get a good signal from my router.
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: GreenBay42 on June 11, 2018, 02:00:08 PM
Ok you shouldnt have any issues since most of your devices are Ethernet. If you were using the 1330 as an extender, had both cameras connected to it and if your netflix streaming device (xbox and/or tv) were also wirelessly connected to the 1330 you may see some minor issues. 

For users with a lot of cameras, we recommend getting an access point (hardwired to router) and try to connect only cameras to it to free up wireless bandwidth on their router. So your setup is pretty ideal.

Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: PseudoShooter on June 11, 2018, 02:13:58 PM
Great! Thanks again!
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on June 12, 2018, 06:27:59 AM
Enjoy.  ;)
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: PseudoShooter on June 12, 2018, 05:17:27 PM
Forgot to ask.

I assume that if I am setting up the DNR-202L to record video on a event schedule, then the schedules set in the individual cameras are moot and can be deleted?
Title: Re: How I fixed the DNR-202L from Continous Recording when Configured for Motion Det
Post by: FurryNutz on July 19, 2018, 06:49:56 AM
I would presume the DNR scheduling would take precedence...