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How to Change IP Address on Windows 10 for Use with ETC Networks

Explanation

If you are using ETCnomad or Mosaic Designer on Windows and there is not a DHCP server running on your network, you may need to manually set a static IP address for your computer in order to communicate with your lighting network.  The steps below will walk you through this.

The process below was last updated with Windows 10 version 1803

Steps to Solution

  1. Close any ETC software you are currently using.
  2. Click on the Windows Logo, then click the Settings icon.

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  1. Click Network & Internet within Windows Settings.

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  1. Select Ethernet within Network & Internet, and then click Change adapter options.

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  1. Select Ethernet or whichever interface you are using to connect to your lighting network.  Depending on adapter type or number of Network Interface Cards, this may be labeled differently. 
  2. Click Change settings of this connection.

If you are not an Admin on your computer, you may need to authenticate with an Admin username and password to continue.

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  1. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

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  1. If you do not have a DHCP server on your lighting network, the associated fields may be blank.  To set a manual IP address, select Use the following IP address.
  2. Enter a unique IP address that is in the same subnet as other devices in your lighting network.  ETC devices typically live in a subnet of 10.101.x.x with a 255.255.0.0 subnet mask on 10.101.1.1 Gateway.  You may want to check the IP address of another device on your network to confirm they are in that subnet.  When assigning a manual IP to a third-party computer, ETC recommends using an IP anywhere from 10.101.1.101 to 10.101.1.252.
  3. Click the OK button on both this window and the Ethernet Properties window to confirm your changes.

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