Avoiding IP Conflicts with Internal POE Network
Why Do OpenEye Recorders Have Reserved Internal IP Address Ranges?
OpenEye recorders with onboard power-over-ethernet operate with reserved internal IP addresses for the plug-and-play feature to properly discover and connect to cameras directly wired to that recorder’s onboard PoE switch.
These reserved IP addresses make the plug-and-play process very simple for OpenEye cameras but will cause connection issues when the recorder Client adapter is assigned a conflicting IP address.
NOTE: Because of this, we recommend not assigning a recorder an IP address in the same range as its own PoE switch.
List of Recorder Models and Their Reserved IP Address Ranges:
- OE-ME = 192.168.50.x
- OE-MD = 192.168.51.x
- OE-MV = 192.168.50.x
- OE-ML = 192.168.50.x
“x” indicates that any valid IP address value entered in this space of the IP address will land in the reserved IP address range for that model of recorder.