Every device on a network must have a unique IP address. Though automatic methods exist to set address (DHCP most commonly), it is considered best practice to manually set unchanging IP addresses (Static IPs) to avoid potential problems should the DHCP server fail.
IP addresses are set in Windows Network Configuration. This can be quickly accessed from within Hippolaunch’s advanced tab.
The Windows Dialogue for all Network interfaces will be shown
|Note: Only network connections that are plugged in and enabled will appear in the list of connections.|
Clicking on the desired interface will open it’s properties.
Click on the properties button.
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4) and the properties button to set an address.
Finally, select Use the following address, set an IP and subnet mask.
Default Gataway and DNS settings can remain blank in most cases.
In general, a HippoNet Network should have an IP address similar to:
192.168.1.XXX and a Subnet mask of
255.255.255.0 with each system having a unique number in the XXX field of the IP address.
Usually a Data Network carrying Art-Net will have an IP Address similar to:
2.0.0.xxx and a Subnet mask of
255.0.0.0 with each system having a unique number in the XXX field of the IP address.