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The port forwarding applies only to inbound connections from the internet - for example if you are accessing the DVR from a remote computer.
So the first step is to check everything from your local network. From one of.your local computers, access the DVR using the internal IP (192.168...). Let me know if you get the expected results and we can go from there.
So, you should at least be able to get there with this in your address bar
From the inside only. 8080 is a pretty common port though, and it might be a good idea to change that to prevent a conflict now.or on the future. Any non-reserved, unique port number is ***** as long as the router is set up to forward to that port. From the outside, port 8080 can be a problem since most.routers already use that as the external port for their management interface. Inside, port 8080 is the default port for a web proxy connection... So there's a lot of stuff going on with port 8080 (potentially anyway).
You should have the option of requesting remote assistance from your side.