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Moving to new network

I have a HD1024 set up for local networking with DHCP but now I am going to move it to another network.

Do I need to change anything in the setup of the unit to get it to work on the new network?  I am using BrightAuthor.  

 

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    Monica Knutson

    If you have it setup with full automatic DHCP your new switch/router should assign it the new network connection information.  

    When it is on the new network, and your BrightAuthor PC is on the same new network, the new IP address should show up in the Publish tab - if you hover over the BrightSign device name on the left side box.  Then, if you are using the Diagnostic Web Server you can still access it by its IP address.

    Cheers,
    Monica

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    Noopara

    OK.  Thank you.  I am not familiar with the Diagnostic Web Server you mention.  What is it for and do I need it?  I was hoping that all I need is BrightAuthor and that it will find the HD1024.

    -- greg

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    Monica Knutson

    Hi Greg,

    It's a built-in tool that is enabled during the setup process.  Gives you the ability to do some direct testing amongst other fun stuff like setting the clock, etc.  It's not required.

    http://docs.brightsign.biz/display/DOC/Diagnostic+Web+Server 

    Cheers,
    Monica

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    Noopara

    OK.  That sounds like something I should include.  Can I activate it without having to do a new setup?

    I also need to turn on Wifi?  Do I have to do an entire new setup to that too?

    I am actually working with a Bluefin Built In HS124 player.

     

     

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    Noopara

    I forgot to include another question.  If I do a new setup to create new set of setup files, which files in that set do I need to copy over to my existing sd card.  I've been searching for an answer to that question in the forum, but haven't found the answer.

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    Monica Knutson

    If you already had it enabled, you should be able to access the BrightSign over the network by typing in its IP address in a browser.  For example, http://192.168.1.xxx

    If not, then you will have to create new setup files.  Since you have to add WIFI, you'll need to setup your SSID/Password anyway for connecting so it make sense to just rebuild the setup files.

    I would suggest publishing the setup files to a new SD card and use that to do the setup.  Then, you'll be able to republish your presentation over the network to the Bluefin.  Does your Bluefin have the WIFI module installed?

    Cheers,
    Monica

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    Noopara

    I can access the BrightSign via ethernet but not wireless.  I've been programming it for several months without any problems.  I am now getting it ready to deploy in the museum where it needs to be connected to wifi.  

    With a fresh blank sd card, I created new setup files with DWS enabled and with the ssid and password for the museum.  The setup files consist of 8 files and 4 folders.  I then published my entire presentation and it works great.  I won't know if it will work in the museum until tomorrow.  

    I am unable to access the DWS however.  I know I have the password correct.  It's not throwing any error.  It just stays on the sign-in dialogue screen.  Maybe the firmware in the HS124 player doesn't support it??

     

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