DS-HD1 remains connected to wifi disconnects and immediately reconnects

lorenjz

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I installed the DS-HD1 about a month ago. I started to setup Zoneminder and then noticed that the doorbell camera would simply disconnect for some reason. I went in to my unify network manager and then realized that it only stays connected for between 5 and six minutes at a time, disconnects and reconnects immediately. Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening?

Thank you!

Loren
 

msmcknight

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I found the answer to this one in another thread...

The camera is trying to ping it's gateway every 5 mins or so. If the ping fails, the camera is assuming something is wrong with the network and is dropping the wifi and rejoining.

In my case, I had not defined a default gateway because I have no desire for my cameras to talk to the outside world. In order to get around this problem, I just put the IP address of another host on my network as the camera's default gateway... this gives the camera something it can successfully ping.

Once I did this, the camera quit dropping the wifi.
 
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