Setting a Static IP Address on Devices that Require DHCP

Issue

How to set a static ip address on a device that requires DHCP to obtain an ip address.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Endura NET53XXT Encoders All Versions
  • Endura NET5400T Encoders All Versions
  • Endura NET5301R Decoders All Versions
  • Endura NET5402R Decoders All Versions
  • Endura VCD5202 Video Console Display All Versions
  • Endura UDI5000-MTRX All Versions
  • Endura UDI5000-CAM All Versions
  • Endura NSM5200 All Versions
  • Various other Endura devices

Cause

Some Endura devices require DHCP in order to initially obtain an IP address. This can become problematic in an all static environment.

Resolution

Part 1: Obtain an IP address via TFTPD32

  1. Download and unzip TFTPD32 
  2. Set the IP address of the computer to 192.168.0.2 with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0
  3. Unzip the TFTPD32 file to the computer and run tftpd32.exe
  4. Click on the Settings tab at the bottom of the screen
  5. Click on the DHCP tab
  6. Set the IP pool starting address to the address to be assigned to the first device. (ex. 192.168.0.100)
  7. Set the Size of pool to a little more than the number of devices needing an ip address. (ex. 50)
  8. Leave the Boot File field blank
  9. Set the Mask to the desired subnet mask. (ex. 255.255.255.0)
  10. Leave the Domain Name and Additional Option fields as they are. The window should appear like the following:

  11. Press Save (Located just to the right of the configuration fields)
  12. Connect the device(s) needing an IP address.
  13. Devices that obtain an IP address through TFTPD32 will appear in the box at the bottom of the TFTPD32 window.
  14. Attempt to ping these devices.

Part 2: Set a static IP address via Endura Utilities

  1. Download and install Endura Utilities
  2. Follow the directions as outlined in LL#12473