Configure DHCP

If you need to switch Pearl-2 from using static IP address allocation to using dynamic allocation with DHCP, you can do this three different ways:

Manually select DHCP as the network type using the Admin panel

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin, see Connect to Admin panel.
  1. From the Configuration menu, select Network. The Network configuration page opens.
  2. Choose Yes from the Use DHCP drop-down and change the MTU Size if needed, then click Apply.
  3. DHCP Fields

    Label Description/Options
    Use DHCP Select this option to dynamically obtain an IP address at boot up using DHCP
    Use static address Only select this option if you want to use the configured static IP address instead.
    MTU Size The maximum transmission unit (MTU) specifies the maximum packet size for transfer on the network. The default value is 1500, which is the largest value allowed by Ethernet at the network layer. It’s best for all nodes in your network to use the same value. Only change this value if you know that other nodes use a different value.

  4. Reboot Pearl-2 when prompted. From the Configuration menu, select Maintenance and click Reboot Now on the maintenance page.
  5. After the system has finished rebooting, log back in to the Admin panel as admin and verify that all changes were applied.

Manually select DHCP as the network type using the touch screen

  1. Tap the gear icon to open the System settings screen. If the control icons aren't showing, tap anywhere on the touch screen.
  2. Tap Network. The Network settings page appears. The currently enabled network type (DHCP or static) is highlighted green.
  3. Tap DHCP, and then tap OK to confirm.
  4. Reboot Pearl-2 to apply the network changes.