Some, or all, computers in your system may need to have a network address assigned manually. This is particularly important for computers that need to be accessed by their network address (IP number) from other computers, such as when controlling WAT CHOUT from a separate control system. To assign addresses manually, follow the instructions below.
Right-click (Windows 10) or click (Windows 7) the Start button and choose Control Panel. Select “Small Icons” under “View by”. Open the “Network and Sharing Center”. Click “Change adapter settings”, then right-click your “Ethernet“ or “Local Area Connection” or and choose “Properties”.
Ensure that “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” is available and selected.
Choose “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”, click “Properties…” and enter the desired IP address and other settings as desired.
IMPORTANT: This example is applicable if you’re building a stand-alone system. If your WATCHOUT subnet is connected to a larger network, you should consult your network administrator.