Motorola mm1000 IP configuration

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  1. 2012Bearcat

    2012Bearcat New Member

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    Does anyone know if the MM1000 moca adapter IP can be manually configured? Or is it DHCP?
    The manual only makes mention of the IP address 192.168.0.2 for upgrading the firmware. I didn't see a any network configuration screens in the GUI, which was a bit disappointing.
     
  2. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry no specific answer, but I doubt it. What are you hoping to accomplish by doing this, if one might ask?
     
  3. 2012Bearcat

    2012Bearcat New Member

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    I guess I'm just curious how the MM1000 is getting its IP of 192.168.0.2 when connected direct to my laptop for firmware updates. Is it something like -
    IF no DHCP acknowledgement THEN set IP to 192.168.0.2
    IF DHCP acknowledged THEN obtain IP via DHCP

    It's not imperative that it be set static for any purpose. I generally like to assign IPs to things like network bridges, media centers PCs, extenders, etc. Anything else like laptops, tablets, phones, etc. can just get whatever random IP the DHCP server spits out.
    My home LAN has a /24 mask, which wouldn't play nice with the 192.168.0.x subnet used by the MM1000. If the "logic" I've mentioned above is accurate, then there will be no issue. Furthermore, if the unit does use DHCP, I could set a DHCP reservation on my router for the MM1000.

    It's mostly about understanding this new device I'm adding to my LAN... and keeping tabs on everything on my LAN.
     
  4. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    The IP 192.168.0.2 is only used with a direct Ethernet connection to the adapter to a PC, you cannot reach it via your LAN. There is no reason to reserve an IP for the device itself, if you want to reserve an IP for a device connected to it, then do that. Your router is still the device which controls IP's on a MoCA network.
    I believe you are over thinking this.
     
  5. tapokata

    tapokata Active Member

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    The MM1000 is acting the same as a standard dumb ethernet switch, and isn’t assigned a DHCP address from your router that will appear on your router DHCP table, nor can you change the address on the MM1K.. You can access the diagnostics page from a router connected computer by changing the IP address on the PC to an open address in the same range 192.168.0.x segment of the underlying MM1K, but you will only be able to change configurations for the first controlling node that comes up, although node to node rates are displayed for all devices. Firmware updates or frequency channel changes have to be done one device at a time via direct connection.
     
  6. 2012Bearcat

    2012Bearcat New Member

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    "I believe you are over thinking this."
    Guilty... I tend to do that.

    Both of your responses have cleared up my lack of understanding. Much clearer now.
    I had envisioned the device would just pass traffic, as you suggested. I was just thinking it would have an IP on the LAN for configs and monitoring (besides the aforementioned IP).
    Thank you both for the clarification.
     

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