For many devices it’s nice to have them configured with DHCP, like mobile phones. But a powerbar’d better have an IP that won’t change…
By default the mPower devices come with DHCP enabled (with fallback to
192.168.1.20), in this post we’ll have a look at setting a static IP address for both the mPower mini and mPower Pro devices.
Now ssh into the device on their pre-configured or DHCP-obtained IP. If it’s not been connected to the mFi controller the defaults credentials are
ubnt:ubnt. Otherwise it’s the credentials used for the controller. This will you a BusyBox shell via the Dropbear SSH server:
BusyBox v1.11.2 (2014-06-09 19:20:46 PDT) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. MF.v2.0.24#
Assuming we want to configure the devices as such:
- gateway: 192.168.178.1
- netmask: 255.255.255.0
- mPower mini: 192.168.178.2
- mPower pro (wired): 192.168.178.3
- mPower Pro (wireless): 192.168.178.4
The configuration file location is the same for both devices,
Now ensure the lines below are recorded into this file, changing any existing lines where applicable.
dhcpc.1.status=disabled netconf.1.ip=192.168.178.2 route.1.devname=eth1 route.1.gateway=192.168.178.1 route.1.ip=0.0.0.0 route.1.netmask=0 route.1.status=enabled
dhcpc.1.status=disabled dhcpc.2.status=disabled netconf.1.ip=192.168.178.3 netconf.2.ip=192.168.178.4 route.1.devname=eth1 route.1.gateway=192.168.178.1 route.1.ip=0.0.0.0 route.1.netmask=0 route.1.status=enabled
If both wired and wireless are on the same network you won’t need to define any
Now save the settings and reboot the device:
When the orange LED stops blinking and has turned solid blue you can reach it on the configured IP.