Both the camera and the host adapter must have an IP address on the same subnet. This can be assigned in three ways:
Persistent—Both the adapter and the camera have a fixed IP address that will not change. Generally the address is within a closed network range of 192.168.X.X. The adapter and the camera must be on the same subnet.
Persistent IP addressing is recommended for multiple cameras on multiple ports.
Dynamic (DHCP)—Both the camera and the adapter are set to automatically obtain an IP address. This means that the IP address will dynamically change (within a range) every time the camera or computer is restarted. It may take up to one minute for the IP address to resolve and the camera to enumerate.
Default (LLA)—Both the camera and the adapter use a default IP address from the link-local address block 169.254.x.x.
The camera assigns its current IP address in the following sequence:
Persistent—Uses the defined IP address. If not available, then;
DHCP—Attempts to find a dynamic IP address. If not available, then;
LLA—Uses the default IP address.
When setting up multiple cameras using multiple host adaptors. It is important to put each host adaptor on its own subnet.
Host Adaptor 1
Host Adaptor 2