NetBurner Quick Start Guides
Network Setup

Introduction

There are several ways to configure your device to connect to a network. 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. If you do not have a DHCP server running on your local network, then you may need to configure the network settings of the device. Listed below are the options available for network configuration.

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.