NOTE: This guide is for the following recorders : DVR-1000 (16ch), 1250, 1260, 1425, 1450, 1580, 2555, 2900, 3000, 3200, 3250, 3260, 3425, 3450, 4000, 4100, 4150, 4200, 4400, 4550, 4600, 4750, 5000, HDR6-8000, HDR6-8100, HDR4-8200, NVR-7072, 7082, 7085, 7285, 7300, 7400
It is not possible to change the user and password information through the software MyDVR or Swannview Link. It has to be done on the DVR itself.
In order to do so, you need to connect a monitor to the DVR, using either the VGA or the HDMI port of the DVR. Then you open the main menu, you go in System, click on the User Tab, select the Username for which you wish to modify the password, click on modify and you can then change the password. The default password for the admin account is 12345 . It is by default just not enabled.
You will also need to enable the password(s) if it hasn’t been done yet. To do so, still in the menu system, simply go in the general tab and select the option to enable the password.