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2 device 1 Mac address

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Butkustoy, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. Butkustoy

    Butkustoy Thread Starter

    Mar 12, 2019
    I have a lynxsis router that I am using in a local network with a 16 gig switch. I have 2 sharx IP cameras that have different ips but only 1 Mac address. I can access each camera at different IP addresses within network. Only 1 camera works....sometimes 2nd camera will show but not normally. How do I have 2 Mac addresses?

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  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    That's the job of the manufacturer to make sure every device they sell have different MACs.
  3. dlipman


    Feb 14, 2013
    First Name:
    Do you mean Linksys Router ?
    What Model router ?
    You wrote "16 gig switch", Do mean a 16 port Gigabit Ethernet Switch ( aka; E-Switch ) ?
    What is its Make and Model ?

    The Linksys Router connects to the E-Switch and the two Sharx IP cameras are connected to the E-Switch - Yes ?

    As @lunarlander indicated, each device has its own unique MAC address set by the manufacturer. The Sharx IP cameras default to DHCP and once you get an IP you can look at the Router and see what devices obtained an IP. Then you can use HTTP ( Ex: ) at the IP address and statically set the IP address as well as set the security on the device. I suggest in the Router, make sure the Router DHCP has a range that is NOT used. I see from the graphic the LAN is 192.168.2.x

    You may want to set the DHCP range from ~
    IP addresses ~ would be used for static assignment including the IP cameras.

    NOTE: Sharx IP cameras have a reset switch to bring the cameras to their factory default. The reset switch is located in different locations dependent on whether they are Indoor or Outdoor models.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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