Setting a Static IP Address - which devices?

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Setting a Static IP Address - which devices?

Post by JeffH » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:03 pm

I need to be able to set a static IP address on an HDHomeRun to use on the network segment intended. This part of the network has no DHCP and forwarding requests is not an option. Which models will allow setting a static IP? I was interested in the Connect Quatro but it is only DHCP.

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Re: Setting a Static IP Address - which devices?

Post by nickk » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:11 pm

If you don't have DHCP then the HDHomeRun will choose a 169.254.x.x address. If you set a second IP on your computer of 169.254.x.x (subnet mask the HDHomeRun software will find the HDHomeRun.


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Re: Setting a Static IP Address - which devices?

Post by signcarver » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:44 pm

The commercial TECH models support static ip but last I heard didn't generally work with the app/dvr.

Since you stated "segment" I'm not sure if nickk's answer would actually work when on another segment at least without something that forwards properly between the segments for that range if that was your intention (it would work if everything is on the same "segment" with nothing actually segmenting the network packets). From time to time it may also change ip address when using such. Also if you intend to use SD's apps with such consumer (non-tech) model, you may need to ensure the device has internet access.

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