Macbook Air M1 and the Floodlight Cam Pro

I got a FLoodlight Cam Pro a few months ago and it was all working fine until something occurred with either the flood light or my macbook air…The MacBook Air M1 keeps taking the camera’s IP address. The Macbook ends up with two IP adress. This shows up in my FING box and on my WiFi router device lists. I cannot find any info…on why. I want to change the IP adress on the Floodlight Camera but not sure how to do that…there is no manual place I can configure it. The router keeps giving it the same address. Anyone run into this? I am thinking it is a issue with my Macbook and possibly some odd ball spyware or malware…but it literally knocks my camera offline. Also asking in Apple forums. It comes down to either the Camera has malware or spyware that has a DHCP server that specifically looks for my macbook or, the mac has some kind of malware that is intercepting other IPs but (as many as three other IPS can be found. But Video does get routed well like that. Anyway…I’ll keep looking into but wanted to let that info be known…fwiw

Welcome @evaodland

Not knowing the router you have, the best way to ensure your Camera gets a specific IP is by setting the IP Reservation for it.

On most routers, you would go to your IP settings area and select something called IP Reservation or DHCP Reservation. you would then enter the Mac Information, or select the camera from the provided list, and then enter the desired IP for that device. You would then cycle the camera and it should receive the reserved IP address. If you utilize the same IP, then the Mac should not get that anymore.

thanks for the reply…I suspected a spy/malware DHCP server in my WiFi router. I ended up taking out my older Nighthawk router and the FING Box and setting up the original router’s WiFi…the result was the multiple-IP address issue went away. My guess is the Nighthawk was either compromised or has bugs…The Fing Box I may put back in the network, but for now all seems to work fine.

Thanks for the update. I used to use the Fing Box and I ran into an issue where my Samsung TV was trying to act as a DHCP and assign IP’s. It was very random. When I took the Fingbox out, everything corrected itself.

I then decided to switch to Firewalla, which worked amazingly well. But now I have nothing except the standard setup, Wyze Mesh Pro routers, and a VPN.