IP conflict in 2 of 8 security cameras recently added of the OOSSXX type.  How to fix.

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IP conflict in 2 of 8 security cameras recently added of the OOSSXX type.  How to fix. All 8 are remotely viewable but the 2 conflicting cameras show the images shared and flipping between their two images. Windows 10 pro PCs and Apple in use. please advise easy, best way to resolve the IP conflicts. Thanks tons
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Commented:
if you can access any of the camera then configure with another free IP... this is the only way... the both will get different IP's

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Each camera needs to have a different IP address.

Either set a different one manually on each device, or use a DHCP server. Most home router include DHCP server functionality.
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Thank you both. DHCP not an option here. I’ve tried using W10 with one of the two in conflict attached to PC via Ethernet and even then ipconfig  /all doesn’t show this. What tool or specific process, routine can help me change the IP address of that camera?  best IP scanner recommended?
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If DHCP is not an option, then you need to reconfigure the static IP addresses manually on each camera.  You'll likely have to disconnect one of the two with conflicting addresses to successfully access the other one for this reconfiguration.

ipconfig /all will only show information about the computer on which it is run.  It's not going to tell you if the camera is on the network.  Did the results of this command show that the computer was on the same subnet as the camera?

One route is as follows:
1)  Let's say that cameras A and B have the same IP address.  Disconnect the network cable from camera B.
2)  With a computer on the same subnet as the cameras, access the web configuration page of the IP camera (I'm assuming that your cameras have such an interface.  If not, use whatever utility the manufacturer provides.)
3)  Change the camera's IP address to one that is on the same subnet but doesn't conflict with anything else
4)  Reconnect camera B.
5)  Repeat for any other pairs of cameras that have a conflict


A couple of IP scanners that I've used successfully:
https://angryip.org/
http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic design
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We deleted all 8, restarted the setup via Ethernet to DVR for each, rebooted and used the app  FROM OOSSXX AND ALL PERFECT.

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completely removed all, reconfigured and created new complex passwords

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