Configure the network name on the DX8100


The system must be turned on and connected to a secured private network, and you must be logged in with either Power User or Administrator access to configure network software settings. You must reboot the HVR for any network configuration changes to take effect.

DX8100 Name Conflict

Product Line

Pelco Cameras


DX8100 – All versions


  • Network access
  • Network name conflict


To begin the network setup process:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog opens to the Camera page.
  2. In the Setup dialog box, click Network button . The Network page is displayed.
  3. Click the Network tab if it is not already selected.
  4. Enter a new name for your HVR in the Site Name box. (Site names can be up to 30 characters in length; the default site name is DX8100.)
  5. Enter a unique System ID (HOSTNAME) for your HVR in the System ID field. (System IDs must start with a letter, be 15 characters or less, and not include spaces or special characters.)

The HVR’s site name is used to identify the system to clients and other DX8100 servers. The HVR’s system ID is used to uniquely identify the system on a LAN. System IDs are required to prevent possible conflicts with other network devices.

DX8100 Name Conflict