When there is no DHCP server present, manually assigned static IP addresses will provide the most stable network conditions for most systems. ControlSpace® Designer can set manual IP addresses for ControlSpace devices using the Hardware Manager.
Setting the IP address of Bose ControlSpace® EX device
Your computer's IP address
The first step is to ensure that your computer’s IP address is set in a range that will match the ControlSpace device. When working with ControlSpace EX devices, set your computer’s IP address to DHCP or “Obtain an IP address automatically”. This will cause your computer to obtain an IP address in the same manner as the EX processor. If there is a DHCP server available, the computer will get an IP address from the DHCP server. If there is no DHCP server available, the computer will assign itself an IP address in the 169.254.x.x range.
When working with PowerMatch® amplifiers and ControlSpace devices other than the EX series, DHCP is not supported and your computer’s IP address and subnet mask will need to be set manually. The default IP addresses for devices other than the ControlSpace EX products are
- 192.168.0.40 – 4-channel PowerMatch amp
- 192.168.0.80 – 8-channel PowerMatch amp
- 192.168.0.160 – ESP Digital Signal Processors
- 192.168.0.176 – CC-64 Control Center
Host Network Interface
Next, open the Hardware Manager in the System menu and confirm that ControlSpace Designer is configured to use the correct network interface. Many computers will have multiple network interfaces available and ControlSpace Designer needs to know which interface to use. Click the drop-down list under, “Host Network Interface” and select the network that has ControlSpace devices connected to it.