NetBurner Quick Start Guides
Network Setup


Once your device is powered on and plugged in to the network, you may need to configure the network settings of the device. If a DHCP server in running on the local network, then the module will automatically use the DHCP server when the factory application is running.

Dynamic IP Address (DHCP)

When the factory application boots, it will first attempt to obtain an address from a DHCP server. If you are connected to a network with a DHCP server, then the device IP address, network mask and gateway should be configured automatically. If your PC is on the same DHCP network, you will be able to communicate with the device after a short boot period of 2-3 seconds.

Static IP Address

If the module is plugged in to a network that does not have a DHCP server, you must provide a static IP address, network mask and gateway. These addresses should be provided by your network administrator. Ensure that the IP address and mask selected are able to communicate with the static IP settings of your PC.

Auto IP Address (APIPA)

The default factory application contains an auto IP negotiation system. This allows the device to automatically configure its address in the absence of a central DHCP server, and without the need or a static IP address. This scheme is utilized as a fallback that will activate when both dynamic and static IP addresses fail to initialize. In order to communicate with a device in auto IP mode, the host system must support auto IP. auto IP support is included in both Windows and OS X operating systems. By default, auto IP addressing starts in the 169.XXX.XXX.XXX address range.

Find your Device

To begin, you will need to find out the IP address of your module. There are several ways to do this. One option is to use the included utility IPSetup. If the device is powered on and plugged in to the same network as your PC, run IPSetup and all NetBurner devices on your network will be displayed with configuration options available.

Another option to find the IP address of your device is to use the NBEclipse IDE. As before, ensure that your device is powered on and plugged in to the same network as your PC. Open NBEclipse, and in the bottom left of the workspace, NBFind can be found running. This will list the IP, application and MAC address of all NetBurner devices on your local network.

You can find the IPSetup tool on our website, here.

Note: If these options are failing, there may be a firewall issue blocking the applications from sending the UDP broadcast that is used to locate NetBurner devices. Always grant NetBurner applications the ability to get through your OS firewall and ensure that UDP port 20034 is open for use.