Network Connection

In order to communicate with the Pulse Streamer, you need to know its IP. By default, the Pulse Streamer will attempt to acquire an IP address via DHCP.

Assign a static IP with the MAC address and DHCP

You can configure your DHCP server or router to assign a static DHCP IP to the Pulse Streamer’s MAC address. In this way you know the IP that the Pulse Streamer will receive by DHCP. You find the MAC address of your Pulse Streamer on the bottom of the device.

To verify your network configuration, open a terminal and enter

[user@host~] arp

Address                  HWtype  HWaddress           Flags Mask            Iface
192.168.1.108            ether   00:26:32:f0:09:30   C                     wlp1s0
router                   ether   18:83:bf:c1:1f:67   C                     wlp1s0

In this example the first line is the Pulse Streamer and the second line is the router.

Use 169.254.8.2/16 permanent static IP

The Pulse Streamer is always reachable via a permanent second static IP-address 169.254.8.2/16. You can connect via this address by directly plug the device to your computer. Maybe you will have to reboot Windows to detect the Pulse Streamer, if there has been a DHCP-connection before.

Modify the network settings

Requirements:

  • network access to your Pulse Streamer (e.g. 169.254.8.2/16 permanent static fallback)
  • ssh / putty

If you wish to assign a determined IP to your Pulse Streamer, you can disable DHCP and configure a static IP instead. We provide a tool for doing so on our website www.swabianinstruments.com. To modify your network settings:

  • Download the network configuration script

  • Start windows shell (press Windows+R, type cmd and hit Enter)

  • In the Windows shell select the folder with the setNetworkConf.bat file

  • Run the script with hostname or IP address as parameter

    > setNetworkConf.bat pulsestreamer
    

    or in case the IP address should be used

    > setNetworkConf.bat IP_ADDRESS
    

    where IP_ADDRESS is the address of the Pulse Streamer, e.g. 169.254.8.2

The tool will guide you through the network configuration. You can edit the IP address, the netmask and the standard gateway. Then you can test the new network settings and subsequently decide, if you want to set the static IP permanent. For assistance please contact support@swabianinstruments.com.