You can configure the iBoss IP address by connecting your computer directly to the network port on the iBoss. If your iBoss has a management interface, connect your computer to the “Management” interface. If the iBoss does not have a management interface, connect your computer to either the LAN or WAN network port on the iBoss.
The iBoss is configured with a static IP Address and will not serve your computer an automatic IP Address via DHCP. You must configure your computer to have a static IP Address that is on the same network as the iBoss’s default network settings. Follow the instructions below to do this.
The default IP Address settings of the iBoss are:
Configure your computer to have a static IP Address of 192.168.1.11 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Do not enter gateway or DNS IP Address settings.
Figure 2 - Sample Computer Network Settings for configuring iBoss IP Address via Network Interface
Now open a web browser and navigate to 192.168.1.10. The iBoss home page should come up in your browser.
Click “Setup Network Connection”.
Click “Configure Internet Connection”.
Enter IP Address Settings and click “Save”.
Enter the iBoss IP Address that was determined above and click “Save”. You will be prompted for a reboot, click OK and the iBoss will reboot with the new network settings.
At this point, unplug your computer from the iBoss Interface and return your computer to its original IP Address configuration (either DHCP or static) and plug your computer back into the network.
Attach the included serial cable to your computer and to the back of the iBoss. Using a program such as HyperTerminal or Putty (available free of cost on the web), configure the following settings in the serial application:
Serial Console Settings
Once the iBoss is fully powered on (the iBoss beeps 3 times when fully powered which usually takes approximately 1-2 minutes), press Enter a few times in the serial console application to bring up the menu. The iBoss configuration menu should appear.
Select the “Configure IP Address” option.
Now enter the IP Address settings that were determined above. When finished, the iBoss will ask you to type the word “yes”. Once this is entered, the settings are saved and the iBoss reboots. If you make a mistake while entering the settings, just press the enter key when asked to type the word “yes” and you will be returned to the main menu.
While entering settings into the console menu, you must hold down the “Ctrl” key if you would like to use the backspace to remove characters.