Dynamic vs. Static IP Addresses

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 12, 2012

While many cameras default to DHCP out of the box, that does not mean you should use it. This may seem basic for some, but those new to the industry may not know there are other options. In this note, we overview dynamic and static addressing, the advantages, disadvantages, and potential issues of each, and our recommendations for their use.

Key Recommendations

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