Connect using persistent static IP address

Pearl Mini has a default persistent static IP address, also known as the recovery IP address. If ever you need to set up Pearl Mini on a network that does not support DHCP, or you need to recover from a previous static IP address setting, you can use this procedure to connect directly to the system for configuration.

A workstation computer with access rights to modify your network settings is required.

Pearl Mini static IP address defaults are:

  • IP Address: 192.168.255.250

  • Netmask: 255.255.255.252

  • Username: admin

  • Password: your admin password (by default there is no password assigned)

Access the Admin panel using the persistent static IP address

  1. Establish an Ethernet connection between Pearl Mini and the workstation using one of the following methods:
    1. Connect Pearl Mini to a local Ethernet network shared with the workstation.
    2. Connect Pearl Mini directly to the workstation’s Ethernet port using either a regular or a crossover Ethernet cable.
  2. Record the network settings of the workstation that are used to connect to Pearl Mini so that they can be restored later.
  3. Temporarily change the network configuration on the workstation to the following:
    • Use Static IP assignment
    • IP address: 192.168.255.249
    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.252
  1. Start a web browser on the workstation and go to: http://192.168.255.250/admin/
  2. If HTTPS is enabled on Pearl Mini, replace http with https in the URL.

  3. Log in as an administrator using the default user name admin and the administrator account password, then click OK to open the Admin panel. If you don't know the password, contact your Pearl system administrator.
  4. For a first-time log in as an administrator-level user, you're prompted to assign passwords to the admin, operator, and viewer accounts. Record the passwords for future reference.

  5. From the Configuration menu, click Networking.
  6. Click use a static address and enter a static IP address and network settings you want for Pearl Mini. For more information, see Configure network settings.
  7. Restore the previously saved network configurations on the workstation.