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Static IP Router settings

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Kremmen
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Static IP Router settings

I've just switched to a static IP because my Y-Cam cameras kept disconnecting for hours on end when a new IP was dynamically assigned, usually overnight and seemed to be quite frequent of late.

 

Working perfectly, cameras far more reliable now, touch wood. However, is there a setting I should consider on my Asus RT-AC68U to the fixed IP or leave it to get the IP dynamically after any disconnections  ?

 

Thanks

Let's be careful out there !
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Re: Static IP Router settings

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Just leave the router as it is, no need to change any settings.

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Re: Static IP Router settings

Leave your router to get its Plusnet IP via DHCP as it will always get the same one, and saves a bit of faffing. But you'd maybe want your cameras to have a static or fixed IP as well as it won't do any harm and makes life easier for you when you know the address(es).

Kremmen
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Re: Static IP Router settings

Thanks both.

 

The cameras, in fact all my devices, seem to have a fixed IP to the router. During the process of trying to solve the cameras issue I fully deleted them and reinstalled them and on every occasion they get assigned the same LAN IP.

Since the static they have both performed perfectly.

I'll leave well alone Smiley

 

Let's be careful out there !