Modifying the network settings for a debug hardware unit

You can modify the network settings of a debug hardware unit only if that unit is on your local network or connected to a USB port on your PC.


If the debug hardware unit is on a different network, you must use the Configure New debug_hardware device dialog box.


Before you can configure the network settings, you must first determine the correct network settings for your debug hardware unit:

  • If you do not want to use DHCP, then you must obtain an IP Address, Default Gateway, and Subnet Mask from your network administrator.

  • If you want to use DHCP, you must inform your network administrator of the Ethernet Address of the unit, so that it can be added to the DHCP server.


To configure your debug hardware unit by manually entering an Ethernet address:

  1. Open the RVI Config IP utility.

  2. Click the Scan tool to scan for debug hardware units.

  3. Select the debug hardware unit you want to modify.

  4. Click the Identify tool to verify that the identification LEDs flash on the correct debug hardware unit.

  5. Click the Configure tool to display the Configure debug_hardware device dialog box. An example is shown in the following figure:

    Figure 6. The Configure debug_hardware device dialog box

    The Configure debug_hardware device dialog box


    The Ethernet Address field is read-only.

  6. If you are not using DHCP:

    1. Deselect DHCP.

    2. Enter the required details in the following fields:

      • IP Address

      • Default Gateway

      • Subnet Mask.

    3. Continue at step 9.

  7. If you are using DHCP, select DHCP.

  8. Enter the hostname in the Host Name field. This must contain only the alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, and 0-9) and the - character, and must be no more than 255 characters long.

  9. Select the required Ethernet Type:

    • if you know the type of network that you are using, select that type

    • otherwise, select Auto-Detect.

  10. Click Configure.

    The debug hardware unit restarts. During the restart, the unit is not present in the list. When the unit has restarted, it re-appears in the list of units with the new network settings.


    If the debug hardware unit is using DHCP, the list of units might display its IP Address as This is a dummy address that the debug hardware unit uses when it fails to obtain an IP address from the DHCP server.

    The list of units shows the correct address if the DHCP server has assigned it.

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