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Any benefit to consolidating my ip's

So I have always allowed my router to serve up ip's for all my devices (50 and counting) but it just seems a bit chaotic with cameras all over the place, esp8266 devices (long live Tasmotaūüėé) and the like spread out so my question: is there any benefit to reassigning them in their¬†own ip range for a particular group of devices and would that be a bitch to do? Oh and I believe I can make¬† them static I think that would be good no?

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In the same subnet? The only benefit is ease of management if you can group similar devices together. I do this on my own network to separate network devices, static end devices and DHCP devices. It doesn't affect anything in terms of performance or how the network operates. 


In terms of putting things on different subnets, you'll need to start setting up your own routing tables so devices can reach devices on different subnets. This can help for security as you're able to block certain devices or certain subnets from talking with other subnets, such as isolating your cameras onto a subnet that only the NVR or whatever needs to access it able to do so. That said, it's a lot of work for a home network and as you're asking this question in the first place, probably something you don't have to knowledge to effectively implement. 

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The simple answer is hell yes. HOW simple it will be depends on what you own for a router. Lots of them allow you to assign an IP based on the devices MAC address. If your router allows it, I would take everything above 100 and leave it as DHCP allocations for anything that is a guest or unimportant to track... XBOX, Cell phones, basic automation devices like Alexa's and GH. Everything else gets divided into groups... say 2-19 is infrastructure like NAS drive or other supporting gear like wifi pucks or whatever, 20-39 is for things like cameras and NVR, 40-60 is any fixed automation gear that you want to keep close track of, etc. You CAN put your cameras and what not on their own subnet or VLAN... but what a pain. But just for network cleanliness... yes, assign anything that is permanent. Don't put in a fixed IP from the device, leave them as DHCP but in the router have the router tell the device what IP it should use.

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