I started having issues on my network the last few days, which coincided with the last set of 2 Outdoor cams that we ordered and installed. About 3 weeks ago we had bought an outdoor cam starter kit with a base station and all had been working well. However, when we installed these 2 cams we noticed that there was an update available. So we went ahead and updated everything. This put the Base Station on version 220.127.116.11 and the outdoor cameras all on 18.104.22.168. The base station is connected via ethernet.
Normally, I run a pihole on a raspberry pi 4 which is also set up as my DHCP server for the network with a /16 subnet. The past few days I’ve started having DHCP issues where i am being assigned 255.255.255.0 instead of 255.255.0.0 which is breaking my connections. So, today I got a bit tired of it and fired up Wireshark. I am receiving DHCP offers from my expected DHCP server (192.168.1.4) but I am also receiving them from 192.168.200.1 the mac address that showed was reported as a Wyze MAC when I googled it. I noticed that the base station was rapid flashing blue as well and showed offline in the app, I am assuming that this means that it reset for whatever reason. I unplugged my base station and the extra replies stopped. I plugged it back, it got a new IP address and I still am not receiving the extra DHCP Offers from it now.
Is this an issue that I should expect the base station to just randomly corrupt my network’s DHCP setup from time to time and I will just have to go power cycle the base station or is this indicative of a larger issue? For the time being, I may just assign it a static IP lease via mac on the DHCP server… However, it does seem a little ridiculous that the device would even be able to corrupt my network like this. If it loses its settings it should really set up a wifi hotspot to connect to during setup via the app, with it offering DHCP addresses on that hotspot, rather than assuming that it can just use some subnet on my network and causing these issues.
This feels like a pretty big oversight on someone’s part.