HIKvision NVR With a Mifi 2 Issues: Port Forwarding/DDNS Not Working And Turn Recording Off

Situation is I have installed a HiKvision 76xx model at a residence. Location only has Cellular internet and are using the ATT Netgear Unite Pro for wifi/internet. It is wireless only. Purchased a Netgear Wifi Bridge for the hard wired NVR to connect to. Installed seamlessly. Created the DDNS using the HIK built in and the NVR registered itself on the hik-online site. The Netgear bridge got a DHCP address and I gave the NVR a .100 static, out of the DHCP range. NVR is readily available on the local wifi through the Unite Pro from my laptop. I set port forwarding both UDP and TCP for the 3 main ports HIK uses to .100.

Here's where it gets weird. The mobile app will not connect to the NVR. canyouseeme.org shows ports aren't visible. I checked several on line forums and one suggestion was to port forward to the Netgear Bridge. So I tried giving the bridge .100 static address and moved the NVR to .101. Still no luck. What's even more weird is that the HIK-online account shows one outside address for the NVR as supposedly it's last updated address that is totally different from the address my laptop gets when I run an "IPChicken.com" request. I could find no way to try to force the NVR to send another update. I even deleted the account and reentered it and it still had that odd outside IP address. Any thoughts?

2nd issue. The customer has a pool in their backyard that is covered by a camera. Sheepishly they asked me how they could turn that camera off record for a while if they wanted to. (I assume they might like to nature swim:) I could find no simple way to mouse click or use the remote that might accomplish this with a simple reverse click to resume recording. (We were using 24 hour scheduled motion recording.) The best work around I had to offer was to just construct a small screen that could hang from the gutter and block the camera when such a mood arose. Is there something I'm not aware of?

Thanks in advance

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