Networks and the Internet
I recently installed two PV inverters that communicate with the manufacturers server in the cloud (I guess), to provide monitoring of outputs etc. They have to access my router by WiFi to do this. When I check, they have an address (192.168.200.100 and 192.168.2.100), outside my standard IP address (192.168.1.1-254), and they use a gateway address (192.168.200.1 and 192.168.2.254) that are not my gateway address (192.168.1.254). They are set on DHCP.
How does this work?
If I try to put my gateway and a static address within my home network range (but outside my network DHCP allocation), it seems to upset communications. Why is it so??