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TOPIC: Direct network connection to PC issue

Direct network connection to PC issue 1 month 5 days ago #28608

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Hi Folks,

Just installed an ICE125 into a small 8" sub, and connected the included network cable directly to an available network port on my PC. I have the NIC on the PC configured for DHCP, but after reboots of the PC, and the amp, I can't obtain a connection to the amp. My NIC on the PC says: "Unidentified Network".

Any tips and tricks to getting this connected? Do I need to hard code my NIC to a certain duplex and speed, or is autonegotiate ok?

Oh, this is on Windows 10. Thanks!

Thanks!
Paul
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Direct network connection to PC issue 1 month 5 days ago #28609

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You might need to use a crossover ethernet cable to make a direct connection like that.

Generally, users would connect both computer and PWR-ICE to a router/switch and a special cables would not be required. However, if not connecting via a router/switch and either of your devices won't auto-configure, then you need to solve the issue with a special cable.

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Direct network connection to PC issue 1 month 5 days ago #28618

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@ Paul

Sorry to hear of these issues? You're using the latest plugin/firmware on these units. A bit more details would help I think.
Was your Wifi on? It could throw off the software (trying to find the unit over wifi instead of TCPIP).

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Direct network connection to PC issue 1 month 5 days ago #28619

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Thanks guys. Most gear today autoswitches for xover cables, but you're probably right, since this isn't a managed switch.

However, devteam, I didn't realize the amp was still going to try and grab an IP from my router even though I'm doing a direct, PC to Amp network connection. I thought it was going to issue an internal IP to itself, as well as the connected device (my PC). When I get home, I
l'll enable the amp's MAC on my router and see how it goes. Sheesh, i hope I didn't miss the obvious on this one! LOL.

AFA firmware, I haven't been able to connect to the amp yet (it's brand new). So, if I can esablish a network connection to it, I supposed I'll be able to check that.

Edit: Ok, I delayed my departure to work, and gave this a try. I don't have an xover cable around, but I disabled MAC filtering on my router, and the sub/amp still isn't getting a network connection. I'll crimp a new cable at work and try that when I gethome. In the meantime, Devteam, can yuo please advise if I need an xover cable for this, or will the amp make the necessary swap of pins for a direct connection to a PC?

Thanks guys!
Paul
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Direct network connection to PC issue 1 month 4 days ago #28621

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Hi, try turning off the Wifi on your computer and/or disconnecting it from the router.

The normal cable should work.

I have found that you can either do it one way or the other: direct connection PC to amp, with no router or other networking involved anywhere, OR connect the amp to the router. But not a mixture of both.

(That is with my Macbook, I have not tried Windows.)
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Direct network connection to PC issue 1 month 4 days ago #28627

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Hmm, that makes sense, thanks John! I'll give that a try in a few hours.
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Direct network connection to PC issue 1 month 3 days ago #28643

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Ok folks, what John suggested, worked. I used my old laptop, disabled wifi, and connected the straight through cable, voila. Now I have to figure out how to apply a low pass xover on this. Poking through the manual now.

Thanks again folks!
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