This morning, couldn't access my T2 from my W10 laptop, did the usual hard reboot (didn't work), checked the ip address hadn't changed (it hadn't), so now at a bit of a loss.
You probably haven't allowed enough time for it to time out.Well, the TV Portal didn't actually complain, but it didn't open either. The display reads "HUMAX TV PORTAL", but it's still the Lord Mayor's show on-screen.
Yes, the router can assign it different addresses, but in my limited experience they seem to always give stuff the same IP.But won't the router be able to change it randomly?
This is what I have, though my router doesn't appear to have a DHCP pool as such. You just assign the device an address and the router won't give it to anything else.The best way to assign a static address is to reserve it at the router (identified by MAC), from outside the DHCP pool. The pool can be reduced to a smaller set if necessary. The HDR-FOX would then be set to DHCP, and the router will then lease out the same IP to that MAC each time. Sometimes the router menus call a fixed allocation "infinite lease".
Just had a better look around (it's been nearly 2 years since I set it up) and there is a page for setting the dhcp range. It doesn't seem to matter in this context though (my boxes are in that range and it gives then those addresses each time).Can you not set the upper and lower bounds of the DHCP pool then Mike? What router is it?
That's fine as it goes, but I doubt it is guaranteed behaviour nor will it persist over a reset.Just had a better look around (it's been nearly 2 years since I set it up) and there is a page for setting the dhcp range. It doesn't seem to matter in this context though (my boxes are in that range and it gives then those addresses each time).
It's a Fritzbox 3490.