DHCP vs Static IP Address


Description:

This article describes the difference between DHCP and Static IP Address as well as when they should be used.

 

Solution:

Static IP Address is an address that never changes.

  • It is recommended that all IP cameras are configured with predefined static IP addresses.
  • If the IP address changes randomly you may lose connection through the VMS.

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol that automatically assigns free IP Addresses to devices such as IP cameras that are connected to the network.

  • It is not recommended to use DHCP addressing unless you have and IT administrator that can manage the DHCP pools.
Last update:
2015-03-10 19:53
Author:
Adam R.
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