Guidelines for Entering Static IP Settings

  • The IP address must be unique for each device on the network.

  • The Network mask must be the same for all devices on the network. This value is also known as Subnet mask.

  • The Default gateway is usually the same for all devices on the network.

Start by entering ipconfig at the command line of your host computer. This command displays network settings of the Ethernet adapters on the host computer. Look for the settings of the Ethernet adapter that is connected to the target hardware.

Suppose that the Ethernet adapter connected to the target hardware has the following values:

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

In that case, for the target hardware:

  • Set IP address to an unused IP address, between 192.168.1.3 and 192.168.1.254

  • Set Network mask to use the same network mask value, 255.255.255.0