A bit of Networking advice for anyone using these types of static IP devices.
Most routers reserve the internal network address of 192.168.0.1, and they hand out IP addresses like 192.168.0.XXX (from 2 to 255) to anything that attaches to them. They use a Subnet mask of 255.255.255.000 - which from old UNIX days means they kinda ignore or mask out the first three digits.
Some routers hand out IP addresses like 192.168.1.XXX or 192.168.2.XXX, but they still use subnet of 255.255.255.0. So if you have a model like Geoff's that hands out dynamic addresses like 192.168.1.16 and you connect a device like 192.168.0.126 without a subnet like 255.255.000.000 - they shouldn't be able to see each other from my understanding.
"Do not choose an address that falls outside the range of your network mask
. For example, to support all addresses in the 10.x.x.x
private range, the network mask on all devices must be set to 255.0.0.0
, otherwise some static IP addresses in this range will not work."
The fix is likely to be either 1) ask your router to use the IPv4 range of 192.168.0.XXX 2) change your subnet mask to 255.255.000.000 or 3) try and tunnel to the device using the manufacturers software in advanced mode and try getting it to choose static address 192.168.1.126 - to do the last one you might need to borrow a friends gear who operates on the 192.168.0.XXX IP address range.
I'm not a network guru - but I suspect that's the error here from what Geoff has posted to me offline!