Assigning a Static IP to a Socket

This article explains how to use the Socket WebUI of a Cato Socket to configure an Internet facing WAN port with a static IP address.

Connecting the Socket to the Internet for the First Time

If this is the first time that the Socket is connecting to the public Internet and the Cato Cloud, use a computer to connect to the local Socket WebUI of a Cato Socket using the default management IP, 169.254.100.1.

For more about using the Socket WebUI, see Using the Socket WebUI.

Prerequisites

When you are assigning a static IP to a Socket for the initial connection to the Internet, you need to physically connect an Ethernet cable between the Socket and a local computer.

X1500 Socket - Logging in Locally to Socket WebUI

Log in to the X1500 Socket WebUI using the default management IP address 169.254.100.1.

To log in to the X1500 Socket WebUI locally:

  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 port 2 (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, continue with step 2 below, Assigning a Static IP to the Socket WAN Interface.

X1600 Socket - Logging in Locally to Socket WebUI

Log in to the X1600 or X1600 LTE Socket WebUI using the default management IP address 169.254.100.1.

To log in to the X1600 Socket WebUI locally:

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect an interface from the computer to port 8 on the Socket.

  2. Configure the computer interface with a static IP address that is on the same subnet as the port 8 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, continue with step 2 below, Assigning a Static IP to the Socket WAN Interface.

X1700 Socket - Logging in Locally to Socket WebUI

Log in to the X1700 Socket WebUI using the default management IP address 169.254.100.1.

To log in to the X1500 Socket WebUI locally:

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect an interface from the computer to the 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, continue with step 2 below, Assigning a Static IP to the Socket WAN Interface.

Assigning a Static IP to the Socket WAN Interface

If you are already logged in to the Socket WebUI, start with step 2 below.

To assign a static IP to the Socket WAN interface:

  1. From the Monitoring > Topology page, select the site and in the Site Sockets section, click Socket WebUI.

  2. Click the Network Settings tab.

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

  4. 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

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

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    Matrix Networks

    Can x1600 instructions be added to this page?

  • Comment author
    Yaakov Simon

    Matrix Networks  Excellent point! We improved the article and added the information for the X1600 Socket. Thanks for your comment!

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