Changing your computer’s IP address

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Changing your computer’s IP address

Click on the network icon found in the bottom right corner of your machine, in the system tray. When it pops up the basic network information, click on Open Network and Sharing Center
 
 
The Network and Sharing Center will display general information on your current network connection. To change your IP address, click on the currently connected network connection- in this case, Local Area Connection.
 
When the Connection Status box opens, click on Properties on the bottom left of the window. Please note that you may require administrative privileges to make any changes to this section.
 
On the Connection Properties dialog, click on TCP/IP v 4 and click Properties.
If your connection is set to obtain an IP address automatically, tick the Use the following IP address option.  
If this option was already ticked, please take note of the values in each box – you will need them to reconnect to your network when you are done.
Change the IP address to something on the same IP range that the reader is on already. You will also need to set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 – this would be the reader default.
Click OK to save these settings.
 

Changing the reader’s IP address

Depending on the software you are using, you’ll receive a different document to help you change the device’s IP address.
Please refer to that and, once complete, return here to set your IP address back to what it was.

Reverting to your previous network settings

Most companies make  use of DHCP to automatically assign IP addresses to PC’s on the network. To change the IP address on the reader, you’ve just changed to a ‘static’ IP – i.e. one that you specify yourself.
To undo this and reconnect to your normal network, follow these steps:
Click on the network icon found in the bottom right corner of your machine, in the system tray. When it pops up the basic network information, click on Open Network and Sharing Center
The Network and Sharing Center will display general information on your current network connection. To change your IP address, click on the currently connected network connection- in this case, Local Area Connection.
When the Connection Status box opens, click on Properties on the bottom left of the window. Please note that you may require administrative privileges to make any changes to this section.
 
On the Connection Properties dialog, click on TCP/IP v 4 and click Properties.
Select Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK. If you’re using a static IP to connect to your network, re-enter that instead. It is recommended that users on a network that uses static IP addresses discuss this with their internal IT first. 

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