Standalone VGA Grid User Guide
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Configure a static IP address

Your network administrator may require you to use a static IP address for your Standalone VGA Grid.

To configure a static IP address:

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin. See Connect to the Admin panel.
  1. Select the Network link in the Configuration menu; the network configuration page opens.

  1. Select the radio button use static address, if not already selected.
  2. Enter the desired IP Address and Network Mask.

Only IPv4 addresses are supported.

  1. Enter the Default Gateway address. If you do not have a default gateway for your network, enter the same static IP address as in the previous step.

The default gateway cannot be left blank. If no default gateway is specified, unexpected behavior occurs.

  1. Enter the DNS Server address. If you do not have a DNS server, enter the new static IP address of the system.
  1. Change the MTU Size value only if needed. See the table below for information on maximum transmission unit (MTU) values.
  2. Click Apply to save the changes; the changes are saved and a message appears asking you to reboot.

  1. Select the Maintenance link under the Configuration menu; the maintenance page appears.
  2. Click the Reboot Now button near the bottom of the page.
  3. Wait for the system to reboot.
  4. Open the Admin panel using the new IP address.
  5. Log as admin and reload the Networking page to verify all changes were applied.

The following table describes applicable fields when setting a static IP address.

Static IP Address Fields

Use DHCPSelect this radio button to dynamically obtain an IP address at boot up.
Use static address Select this radio button to use the configured static IP address.
IP AddressThe internet protocol address (IP Address) to assign. This value is may be obtained from your system administrator. The Standalone VGA Grid supports IPv4 addresses. It does not support IPv6 addresses.
Network MaskAlso called the subnet mask, this value denotes a range of IP addresses. This value may be obtained from your system administrator, determined from another computer on the same subnet, or calculated using an online subnet calculator.
Default GatewayThe network node that serves as an access point to the rest of the network. This value cannot be blank unless you are using DCHP. Specify the system’s IP address if you don’t have a default gateway on your network.
DNS ServerThe domain name system server (DNS server) translates human-readable hostnames into corresponding IP addresses. Specify the system’s IP address if you don’t have a DNS server on your network. This value cannot be blank unless you are using DHCP.
MTU SizeThe 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 if all nodes in your network use the same value, so only change this value if you know other nodes use a different value.