MAX HD2 how to reach 169.254 network

Hi to everyone,
I need to reach a CCTV with link-local ip address (
The CCTV system is it not of my competences, is it impossible to change IP address

I have a HD2 router with my devices connected in LAN1 and internet in WAN1.
I connected the system of CCTV in WAN1 but I can’t reach the CCTV.
If I try to change the IP of 1 camera with another IP (like it works correctly.

I have the following network configuration:



  • HD2

    • WAN 1 - DHCP ON
    • WAN 2 - Static IP - - DHCP OFF (connected to PoE SwitchI )
    • LAN 1 - - DHCP on
  • Oubound Policy

    • CCTV
      • Source
      • Destination
      • Algorithm Enforced
      • Enforced Connection WAN: WAN 2

It is possible to ping camera from WAN 2.
When I try to ping camera from PC (connected in LAN1) I
I noticed that it’s the pc itself that replies negatively to the ping.
Ping does not reach the HD2 device.
I think because 169.254.xx.xx it is a special link-local network, PC doesn’t try to reach it.

Is it possible to reach the link-local network of CCTV?
Do I have to setting special routing roule?

Thank you so much to everyone


169.254. is an APIPA Address. This is nothing to be used in a network.
Normally if you see such an address you know, there is something wrong.

Best wishes

As dennis mentions 169.254.x.x is an automatic private ip address and is designed so that computers on a local network can communicate and find each other without a dhcp server /router.
I’m fairly sure that peplinks will not route the special range 169.254.x.x
see What are some IP addresses that might indicate I have a network problem?

Why is the cctv network on the WAN side?
What are you trying to accomplish, do you just want the cameras in another range?

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Thank you to all.

At the end I decide to use a Balace 20 connected to HD2 by WAN to WAN.
I did NAT roules inside the Balance 20 who nat all cctv (example to and additionals IP into WAN setting.

I configure WAN of HD2 to be and WAN of Balance to be
If I connect device into HD2 now I can connect to 192.168.45.xx cameras.

This is the only way that I found to workaround of the local link IP.