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IPv4 setting

Hi guys, any help on this would be appreciated.

My IPv4 address is currently 192.168.0.21

I have just bought a WiFi wireless security camera and it has a default IP address of 192.168.1.168

As part of its set up it says you must change the IP address of the computer to match the network address of the camera, so to 192.168.1.

My questions are,

1. Are there any security considerations at all if I do this, is there any difference between the .0 and the .1

2. Will the virgin router be happy with this

3. Will the other computers ( 1 other desktop and 1 laptop ) also need to be changed or can they stay as they are with a .0 so I would have 1 computer with a 192.168.1.23 address say, and other devices with 192.168.0.27 etc addresses

Hope the questions make sense and thanks for your help

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Re: IPv4 setting

you miss the point. change your ip of your comoputer to 192.168.1.xx/24 and then access the camera and set it to a ip in the 192.168.0.xx/24 then change your ip back

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@BigSam2 wrote:

Hi guys, any help on this would be appreciated.

My IPv4 address is currently 192.168.0.21

I have just bought a WiFi wireless security camera and it has a default IP address of 192.168.1.168

As part of its set up it says you must change the IP address of the computer to match the network address of the camera, so to 192.168.1.

My questions are,

1. Are there any security considerations at all if I do this, is there any difference between the .0 and the .1

2. Will the virgin router be happy with this

3. Will the other computers ( 1 other desktop and 1 laptop ) also need to be changed or can they stay as they are with a .0 so I would have 1 computer with a 192.168.1.23 address say, and other devices with 192.168.0.27 etc addresses

Hope the questions make sense and thanks for your help


1. no no security considerations

2. the virgin router will not be able to communicate with your PC or the camera whilst they are on 192.168.1.x addresses

3. You should change the address of the camera, rather than the address of everything else... imagine that once you are connected to the camera on it's 192.168.1.x address you will be able to change it to either get it's address via DHCP or change it to a manual address on the 192.168.0.x range..

you cannot use the 192.168.1.x address range on the hub, it is reserved for the guest network.. 

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Many thanks for your reply. This is a new area of knowledge to me so I wasn't sure what was possible and what wasn't or the right or safe way to do things. Cheers !
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Brilliant, much appreciate your help. Questions answered in a non tecky way which is what I needed. Now for the difficult bit, actually doing it . . .
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Re: IPv4 setting

https://kb.netgear.com/27476/How-do-I-set-a-static-IP-address-in-Windows

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