I have an Amcrest ASH22 Camera that I had on my network at one point. I don't remember what happened but I ended up needing to do a factory reset and now I cannot get it on the right network.
My current devices are all on 192.168.86.xxx and anytime I try to set-up this camera over wifi, it gets assigned to 192.168.1.50. I don't understand why the 86 is changing over to 1 for this single device. The camera has access to the internet but I can't get it to connect to my BI server due to it being on the wrong network. I have tried factory resetting the camera multiple times, along with factory resetting my entire wifi network.
Sorry for the connection issues you're having with your security camera. That sounds like a confusing situation. Let's dive into this and get things worked out for you. I have a few questions to help us get started.
If you can fill me in on a few more details, we can get this sorted out. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Hi Jeff, I tried replying but apparently it didn't save.
At this point I have replaced the camera and it's just sitting in a box. I'm not overly concerned with it but it would be nice to know what actually happened here.
While it's not common, it is possible for 2.4GHz only devices to struggle to connect to the mesh network. Due to the dual-band nature of the mesh setup with both 5GHz and 2.4GHz running together, sometimes the devices struggle to pick out the 2.4GHz band and fail. One weird workaround is to set up 2.4GHz only devices on the far edges of your network's reach, due to the fact that 2.4GHz has a longer reach than 5GHz. Once it's set up, you can move them to where they'll be used and connections generally remain stable.