This application note provides information on how to set the IP address of a Windows PC.
After Windows XP, Microsoft significantly changed the way in which application software can communicate with Windows. This means that in Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 some of our software products must be run in a special mode. This mode is called Windows XP compatibility mode with administrator rights. See the application note.
The product concerned is Mic-Edit.
Numerous Artistic Licence software products run in administrator mode. By default, Windows does not share mapped drives across user accounts. The following registry key will override this behaviour:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System EnableLinkedConnections =(dword)1
DMX-Workshop is our free-of-charge Windows application for monitoring and configuring Art-Net devices. The software requires Administrator permission to run. The installer for DMX-Workshop will attempt to auto-enable this for you, but it may fail depending on the configuration of your PC and your security settings.
To achieve manually, right-click the DMX-Workshop icon and select ‘run as administrator’. The right-click menu also accesses the properties dialogue which allows you to select DMX-Workshop to always run as administrator.
There are three methods for finding the IP address of an Art-Net product:
- Connect using DMX-Workshop, this will display the product in a network list along with its IP address. DMX-Workshop can be downloaded from here. DMX-Workshop provides a gateway recovery system that uses the RDMnet – LLRP protocol. This allows a gateway to be recovered even when it is on a totally different IP range to DMX-Workshop. The LSI article HelpDesk17-Low-level-recovery-Oct2018 explains this in more detail.
- Ping: Open a command line window and use the ping command. If the products are on the normal Art-Net address range, type: “ping 188.8.131.52”. This approach is best on a Mac as Macs do not support net-bios.
- Perform a net-bios search (Windows only). To do this, connect the product to your laptop’s network, open browser and type in the net-bios name of the product you are using (see below). Occasionally the net-bios cache in the browser gets out of date. To flush the cache and restart, type “nbtstat -R” in the browser window.
Current Products (product code – net-bios name)
- oemGate quad – oemGatequad
- rackLynx octo – rackLynx
- daliGate quad – daliGatequad
- netLynx quad – netLynxquad
- dataLynx II – dataLynxII
- artLynx duo – artLynxduo
- artLynx quad – artLynxquad
- artLynx RJ45 – artLynxRJ45
- versaSplit EthB – VersaEtherB
Legacy Products (product code – net-bios name)
- Data-Lynx O/P – DATALYNXOP
- Data-Lynx I/P – DATALYNXIP
- Data-Lynx I/OP – DATALYNXIO
- Down-Lynx – DownLynx
- Up-Lynx – UpLynx
- Net-Lynx O/P – NetLynxOp
- Net-Lynx I/P – NetLynxIp
- Cata-Lynx I/P – CataLynxIp
- Cata-Lynx O/P – CataLynxOp
- Ether-Lynx II – EtherLynxII
- Art-Lynx O/P – ArtLynxOp
- Art-Lynx I/P – ArtLynxIp
- Art-Pipe – ArtPipe
- Art-Relay – ArtRelay
- Multichrome E2 – E2MultiChrome
- Eaton / Cooper Controls EN2RDM – EN2RDM
- Eaton / Cooper Controls EN8RDM – EN8RDM
- Thorn SensaDMX – SENSAEDMX
- Lex Products LexNet – LEXNET