Assign a Static IP Address in Windows

There are some cases when running JADConfig requires that the local network be bypassed entirely and to connect the laptop directly into port 1 of the Just Add Power switch in order to fully succeed.

When this happens, it is also necessary to assign a Static IP address to your laptop, as a DHCP Server will not be reachable to properly assign your computer an IP address.

The Static IP address you assign must be in the same IP subnet as the local network and control system processor, and must be different than the local network router IP address, and the IP address you plan on assigning to the Just Add Power switch. Additionally, you must set your Default Gateway as the router's IP.

Example A:
Local Network:  192.168.1.X
Net Mask:  255.255.255.0
Router:  192.168.1.1
Just Add Power Switch:  192.168.1.254
Your Static IP Settings:
IP Address:   192.168.1.200
Net Mask:   255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:   192.168.1.1
Example B:
Local Network:  10.0.10.X
Net Mask:  255.255.255.0
Router:  10.0.10.1
Just Add Power Switch:  10.0.10.100
Your Static IP Settings:
IP Address:   10.0.10.25
Net Mask:   255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:   10.0.10.1

Step 1) Open your "Network and Sharing Center"

Right-click on your Network icon located in your Windows System Tray (lower-right corner of your display), then select "Open Network and Sharing Center"

System Tray
Open Network and Sharing Center

Step 2) Click on "Change adapter settings"

Change Adapter Settings

Step 3) Right-click on the Wired adapter connected directly into port 1 of the Just Add Power switch, then choose "Properties"

Choose Properties

Step 4) In the Ethernet Properties window scroll down to select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)", then click "Properties"

Ethernet Properties

Step 5) In the IPv4 Properties window, select the option for "Use the following IP address", enter the appropriate IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway based on your system, then click "OK"

Note: You must enter all three fields. The IP address you choose must be in the same subnet as your local network, and must not be the IP address you plan to assign to the Just Add Power switch (refer to the Examples at the top of this Knowledge Base article if needed)

IPv4 Properties

Step 6) In the Ethernet Properties window, click "Close" to apply the changes

Click Close to apply changes

Step 7) Confirm the changes have been properly applied

Open a Windows Command Prompt, then type "ipconfig"
Confirm that the IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway match the settings you applied, and that there are no other IP address settings present.

ipconfig

Step 8) If you have not already done so, you may need to Disable All Network Adapters other than the Wired connection directly into port 1 of the Just Add Power switch.

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