Network Config Tab

Use the Network Config Tab to toggle supported devices between Redundant and Switched modes, and to specify static IP addresses for a device's Ethernet ports.

Dante Redundancy / Switch Configuration

Depending on the manufacturer's configuration of a device, it may be possible to toggle the device between Redundant and Switched modes, or to select a Switch Configuration.

Redundant

When a device is set to Redundant, the device will duplicate Dante media traffic to both Ethernet ports, allowing the implementation of a redundant network via the secondary port. Not all devices support redundancy.

Switched

When a device is set to Switched, the secondary Ethernet port will behave as a standard switch port, allowing daisy-chaining through the device.

Switch Configuration

Certain devices support specialist switching and/or redundancy configurations for the Ethernet ports. For these devices, the top pane of the Network Config tab will be titled 'Switch Configuration'. Please refer to the manufacturer's technical documentation for information on the supported switching configurations for the device.

Addresses

Dante devices obtain IP addresses automatically by default, and in the vast majority of circumstances there is no need to change the Addresses settings. However, static IP addresses can be assigned if necessary.

To assign a static IP address:

  1. Select 'manually configure an IP Address' for the appropriate Ethernet port.
  2. Enter the IP Address and Netmask.
  3. Click Apply.

The DNS Server and Gateway settings are optional - the device will use network defaults if they are not specified.

Click Revert to revert back to the previous settings.

Note:  Assigning static IP addresses requires a device reboot.