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Assigning a Static IP to a Socket

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This article explains how to use a computer to connect to the local Socket WebUI of an X1500 or X1700 Socket and configure an Internet facing WAN port with a static IP address using the default management IP, 169.254.100.1.

Connecting the Socket to the Internet for the First Time

This article is for situations where this is the first time that the Socket is connecting to the public Internet and to the Cato Cloud. For Sockets that are already online and connected to the Cato Cloud, you can update the WAN IP address of a Socket without physically connecting to the Socket locally. For more information about how to update the WAN IP address of a Socket while it’s already connected to the Cato Cloud, see Using the Socket WebUI.

Prerequisites for Assigning a Static IP to a Socket

Assigning a static IP to a Socket for the initial connection to the Internet requires physically connecting an Ethernet cable between the Socket and a local computer. Make sure that you can physically connect to the Socket, before you continue with this configuration.

Assigning a Static IP for the WAN Interface for an X1500 Socket

Log in to the Socket WebUI using the default management IP address 169.254.100.1, and assign a static IP address to the WAN interface of an X1500 Socket.

To assign a static IP to the WAN interface of an X1500 Socket:

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect an interface from the computer to port 2 (LAN2) on the Socket.

  2. Configure the computer interface with a static IP address that is on the same subnet as the LAN2 interface, for example:

    • Computer IP address: 169.254.100.2

    • Computer network mask: 255.255.0.0

    You can also use the Ethernet adapter in the computer in DHCP client mode. The computer will automatically receive an IP address within the network range: 169.254.0.0/24.

  3. From an Internet browser, go to https://169.254.100.1.

  4. Enter the default login credentials:

    • Username: admin

    • Password: admin

  5. Change the password for the Socket WebUI, in the new window, enter the default password admin, and then enter a new complex password.

    You are logged in to the Socket WebUI.

  6. Click the Network Settings tab.

  7. From the WAN interface that is connecting to the public Internet, select the Static Address option.

  8. Enter the IP address settings for the WAN interface.

    The following screenshot shows a sample static IP address for the WAN1 interface on an X1500 Socket:

    StaticIP_WAN_X1500.png

    The example above shows these settings:

    • IP address: 88.0.0.2

    • Mask: 255.255.255.248

    • Gateway: 88.0.0.1

    • Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8

    • Secondary DNS: 1.1.1.1

  9. Click Update. The static IP address is assigned to the WAN interface.

Assigning a Static IP to the WAN Interface of an X1700 Socket

Log in to the Socket WebUI using the default management IP address 169.254.100.1, and assign a static IP address to the WAN interface of an X1700 Socket.

To assign a static IP for the WAN interface for an X1700 Socket:

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect an interface from the computer to Management Port on the Socket.

  2. Configure the computer interface with a static IP address that is on the same subnet as the Management Port, for example:

    • Computer IP address: 169.254.100.2

    • Computer network mask: 255.255.0.0

    You can also use the Ethernet adapter in the computer in DHCP client mode. The computer will automatically receive an IP address within the network range: 169.254.0.0/24.

  3. From an Internet browser, go to https://169.254.100.1.

  4. Enter the default login credentials:

    • Username: admin

    • Password: admin

  5. Change the password for the Socket WebUI, in the new window, enter the default password admin, and then enter a new complex password.

    You are logged in to the Socket WebUI.

  6. Click the Network Settings tab.

  7. From the WAN interface that is connecting to the public Internet, select the Static Address option.

  8. Enter the IP address settings for the WAN interface.

    The following screenshot shows a sample static IP address for the WAN1 interface on an X1700 Socket:

    StaticIP_WAN_X1700.png

    The example above shows these settings:

    • IP address: 88.0.0.2

    • Mask: 255.255.255.248

    • Gateway: 88.0.0.1

    • Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8

    • Secondary DNS: 1.1.1.1

  9. Click Update. The static IP address is assigned to the WAN interface.

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