Connecting the device's web interface allows remote configuration of the device’s settings and is a strong indicator that the device is active on the network. The device's web interface can be accessed from any web browser within the same network by entering the device's IP address into the URL field of the web browser.
Default network settings (out of the box/after factory reset):
All ENTTEC devices are DHCP enabled as default, meaning that the device can be automatically provided an available IP address from a DHCP server on the network.
If the DHCP server is slow to respond, or your network does not have a DHCP server, the device will fall back to a Static IP address:
- Default Static IP address: 192.168.0.10
- Default Subnet: 255.255.255.0 - (Class C)
Your computer's IP address
If your computer is on the same DHCP server as the devices, the server would have provided your computer with an available IP address.
If you do not have a DHCP server, then you will need to adjust your computers network settings to communicate with the devices.
- Static IP: This needs to be in the same range as the devices and within the Subnet Class' parameters. Based on the ENTTEC devices subnet default (255.255.255.0 - Class C), we recommend that your computer is set to 192.168.0.100.
An IP address and subnet mask is a corresponding four-part code (address), separated by dots. The subnet mask determines how much of the address must stay the same within a network. If a subnet part is set to 255, it means that part of the IP address must be identical for all devices on the network. If it's set to 0, that part of the address need to be unique (between 1 to 254) for each device on the network - including your computer.
- Subnet: All devices on the network should have the exact same Subnet. Based on the ENTTEC devices default, we recommend that your computer is set to 255.255.225.0.
Accessing the web interface and setting up your devices on the network
You should now know the IP address of all of your devices (either the Default Static IP Address, from the DHCP Server interface, from a unique static IP address you have set or from the S-Play's LCD screen). If you are still not sure about the devices IP address please see the Discovering the device IP address section below.
Accessing and configuring the device is done through a web interface that can be brought up on any modern web
browser. A Chromium-based browser (i.e. Google Chrome) is recommended. Once you have access the web interface you will be able to configure the devices IP address, please see each devices User Manual for further assistance on this.
As all devices on the network need a unique IP address, when configuring multiple devices on a Static network, to avoid IP conflicts, ENTTEC recommends connecting one device at a time to the network and configuring an IP. ENTTEC recommends devices are configured with a Static IP address with DHCP disabled for long-term installations. See our other recommendations here.
Discovering the devices IP address:
As these devices do not have a screen, it is not automatically obvious what the device’s network settings are; to find the device’s IP address; we need to use one of the following a discovery methods:
- ENTTEC EMU software (Windows and macOS) will Discover ENTTEC devices on Network, display their IP addresses, and allow you to configure them.
- An IP scanning software application (i.e., Angry IP Scanner) can be run on the local network to return a list of active devices on a local network.
- Devices can be discovered using Art Poll (i.e., DMX Workshop if set to use Art-Net).
Once the IP address has been discovered you will need to set the computer to be within the same range as the device.