I have a setup with a ReadyNAS Ultra with a fixed IP address, a SB Touch connected with Ehternet to the NAS. I also use the Duet Controller instead of the Touch remote.
When I connect new PCs to my network, they usually conflict with each other or the SB addresses. That's why I moved the NAS to a fixed address.
I see that the controller uses the same IP address as the Touch. Is that normal?
I have looked in the Touch, but can't find a way to set a fixed IP address?
Can anyone advise?
(I have cross-posted in the Duet forum, too. If I violated anything, please erase one.)
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Thread: Change IP address of the Touch?
2012-04-24, 08:02 #1
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Change IP address of the Touch?
2012-04-24, 08:14 #2
2012-04-24, 08:25 #3
The SB Controller (SBC) and Touch are different network devices, and therefore must have different IP addresses. So if they have the same IP address, that's a problem for sure.
Just to rule out a possible source of the problem, you are using only one router, right?
If you have only one router and you are routinely getting IP address conflicts it sounds as if your router is poorly configured. Perhaps its DHCP server is buggy, so the first thing you should do is check to see if there is newer firmware for the router, and if there is, install it. Normally there is a range of addresses that the router can use for DHCP (dynamic addressing). If you set a static IP address on any device (eg, your NAS), then you should specify an address _outside_ the DHCP range.
You can set a true static IP address on the Touch by logging into the Touch remotely via ssh and creating/editing a file, but I think it's better that you tackle the problem at the source, which appears to be your router. Alternatively you may be able to change your router settings to reserve a particular IP address for your touch (the so-called "static DHCP").
EDIT: and +1 to Soulkeeper's post in this thread (which I didn't see until after I posted). Hard to give a better real-life example of why crossposting is a Bad Thing (tm).
Last edited by aubuti; 2012-04-24 at 08:56.
2012-04-24, 12:15 #4
If one turn of all dhcp and then try to setup it's networking, it will then fail and then offer manual settings aka static ip .--------------------------------------------------------------------
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