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IoT device what network setting should be provided?

Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:43 am

We have been working on an IoT device but having some problems connecting it to different network configurations, currenly we only provide automatic IP address when connected to a WiFi network but we need to provide more settings to support the interface to a wider range networks.

Can any one recommend which network settings and configuration parameters we should provide to support connecting to a WiFi network i.e. Dynamic/static IP adddress, security settings etc

Currently we are only providing WiFi connection, but no debating if we should provide an ethernet port.

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Re: IoT device what network setting should be provided?

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:48 am

If the machine is a server (as in other things connect to it) then having a fixed IP address is easier.

If the machine is a client (laptop, tablet, phone, smartTV, etc.) or just providing data from remote sensor then using a DHCP assigned address is easier - it becomes "plug'n'play" on your network.
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