AVS Club Gold
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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You will notice on page 6 where it says not to use DHCP because "the IP address can be changed by your router after a power outage".
This, of course, is not true when using reservations - so reservations should work.
On page 14 it says the phone app IP address must match the repeater IP address - which is as expected - still nothing the would prevent reservations from working.
It's interesting that the phone app needs a separate login for each user - not a terrible thing but an unnecessary one.
One thing I note, this document talks about a WiFi router, as if this is the only setup that you will find in a home. This, of course, is not true. Yes a "WiFi router" (terrible name if you ask me) is common but not required. For local access using WiFi you actually only need a WiFi Access Point.
Regards VPN: while it certainly is a good idea from a security point of view it should not be a necessity. Applications/devices on the ends of a VPN connection don't have to know about the type of connection.
My home and my daughters home are connected using the VPN feature of the installed firewalls (routers in residential speak). This is a firewall-to-firewall feature and once activated my home network and her home network are connected. Each network has its own subnet but other then that "remote" applications work across the network without any special considerations.
Do you accept private messages? - I have some information that you may be interested in.
Regards, Frederick C. Wilt