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Ultimate Geek


# 214932 3-Jun-2017 16:33
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So I set my IP address to (say) 192.168.1.5 to access Plex on 192.168.1.5:32400/web/index.html

 

Some time later, perhaps a reboot, the IP address has changed and the setting has been re-set to 'Obtain an IP address automatically'.

 

How do I get it to 'stick' to 192.168.1.5?

 

I have a Spark HG630b Home Gateway.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
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  # 1794291 3-Jun-2017 18:33
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You can set a static IP on Windows:

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign-a-static-ip-address-in-xp-vista-or-windows-7/

Or on your router look for "DHCP reservation" / "Create Static Address".


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  # 1794292 3-Jun-2017 18:39
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If Plex is on the same PC your accessing it from (which sounds like the case), you should be able to just use

http://localhost:32400/web/index.html

Then the IP doesn't matter.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1794293 3-Jun-2017 18:41
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alisam:

 

 

 

I have a Spark HG630b Home Gateway.

 

 

 

 

So what happened to the ERLite 3??





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  # 1794313 3-Jun-2017 20:07
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alisam:

So I set my IP address to (say) 192.168.1.5 to access Plex on 192.168.1.5:32400/web/index.html


Some time later, perhaps a reboot, the IP address has changed and the setting has been re-set to 'Obtain an IP address automatically'.


How do I get it to 'stick' to 192.168.1.5?


I have a Spark HG630b Home Gateway.


Can you explain more about why you want a static IP address?

Is it for remote access port forwarding?

If it is only web access anywhere within your own network that should be ok with a dynamic IP address and http://[yourplexcomputername]:32400/web/index.html.



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  # 1794320 3-Jun-2017 20:30
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Spyware:

 

alisam:

 

 

 

I have a Spark HG630b Home Gateway.

 

 

 

 

So what happened to the ERLite 3??

 

 

Well spotted.

 

I had the Vigor 130 in bridge to the ERL3.

 

But I had a frequent issue with losing internet connectivity several times a day, each period could be 30 seconds to a few minutes. I did a lot of searching, but not being a networking geek, did not find a solution (that I understood).

 

In frustration I put back the HG630b. In hindsight, I am not sure whether the problem was because of the two boxes, because soon after, I changed my primary powerline box ( to D-Link 701) attached to the router and I don't remember the last time I had an issue. I have a mixture of powerline boxes. TP-Links, D-Link 4 ports and the two D-Link 701's. All coexist quite happily.

 

I have been meaning to put the ERL3 back, just haven't got round to it.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier




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  # 1794353 3-Jun-2017 20:44
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solutionz: You can set a static IP on Windows:

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign-a-static-ip-address-in-xp-vista-or-windows-7/

Or on your router look for "DHCP reservation" / "Create Static Address".

 

 

 

I had followed similar instructions and why I made the post here.

 

I will check out what I can do on the router.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier




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  # 1794354 3-Jun-2017 20:48
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mattrix: If Plex is on the same PC your accessing it from (which sounds like the case), you should be able to just use

http://localhost:32400/web/index.html

Then the IP doesn't matter.

 

True, but I wanted to access the Plex Server from a couple of PC's to setup DVR recordings.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


 
 
 
 


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  # 1794368 3-Jun-2017 22:06
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alisam:

 

solutionz: You can set a static IP on Windows:

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign-a-static-ip-address-in-xp-vista-or-windows-7/ 

Or on your router look for "DHCP reservation" / "Create Static Address".

 

I had followed similar instructions and why I made the post here.

 

I will check out what I can do on the router.

 

 

If your Windows network settings keep defaulting back to DHCP then perhaps some software you have is making the change or more likely your settings or driver have become corrupted.

 

You can try downloading the latest driver for your network controller, then doing a re-install.

 

Otherwise setting a static IP from the router will also work.

 

As @gst says you should also be able to access it from other Windows-based devices using your "computer name": http://[yourplexcomputername]:32400/web/index.html




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1794404 4-Jun-2017 06:24
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http://[yourplexcomputername]:32400/web/index.html will do very nicely for now.

 

Thanks.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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