When no DHCP or no Static IP is available for the NIC where cameras are connected, a Link-Local address is automatically generated for the NIC when the camera is connected to the adapter. LLA can be a time consuming process and can take up to 120 seconds before the network is ready for communication with the cameras. The camera itself is ready to be used approximately 30 seconds after being connected to the computer. Therefore it is suggested to use DHCP or Static IP address if possible.
Note: It is possible to assign a static IP address to the NIC that falls within the LLA address range. This will have the benefit that the cameras will normally boot right up on the correct subnet and therefore "Force IP" will be avoided.
The LLA address range is IP Address 169.254.xxx.xxx with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0