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fixed Paca IP address

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hello everybody, I hope alll is good.

I have a question regarding the IP address of the Paca.

It is changing evry time I turn it on.

is there a way to set a fixed ip address?


asked Oct 31, 2019 in Controllers, OSC & MIDI by domenico-cipriani (Master) (3,110 points)

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If your Paca is connected to a network that has a DHCP server active then it receives it IP address from the DHCP service. Most Wi-Fi access points and other router include a DHCP server. Usually these have an option to assign a specific IP address to a particular device. Check your router manual for details how to do this.

If the Paca is connected only to your computer then it will "self-assign" its IP address, unless the computer is running a DHCP process; that, however is unusual and requires customizing your Windows or MacOS set up to include a DHCP server function.

If you are using a Mac, and running KymaConnect, then you can achieve the effect of the Paca having a fixed IP address by interacting with the Paca through KymaConnect's "PacaProxy" feature. In this case the IP address is the IP address of the Mac running KymaConnect. You can assign a fixed IP address to the Mac's network port that you use to connect to the PacaProxy (usually the Wi Fi interface) using System Preferences:Network. Or have the network interface get its IP address using DHCP and set up your network's DHCP service to provide the same IP address to the Mac, just as described above.
answered Nov 1, 2019 by delora-software (Master) (5,660 points)
selected Nov 1, 2019 by domenico-cipriani