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How to activate the static IP address for network devices

How to activate the static IP address for network devices



The Internet-Box assigns a default IP address to every device, which can be changed. For network devices with server services (e.g. IP camera, NAS server, etc.), it is recommended that you set up a static IP address, i.e. a manual IP address that the router doesn’t change. The following article explains how to set up a static IP address on the Internet-Box.


The Internet-Box offers personal expert settings for network and IP addresses. To make changes to these settings, enter http://internetbox.home or in your browser and log in with your Internet-Box “admin” password. Note that you can only access the Internet Box when you are connected to the network. Switch to expert mode and go to the “IP settings” tab under menu item “Network”. Under “Automatically assign static IP address”, you can assign a static IP address to a device using “Select device”.


Set-up on end devices

Static IP addresses can also be configured on the network device. However, Swisscom strongly recommends changing all static IP addresses centrally in the Internet-Box web portal as configuring network installations manually calls for expert know-how and planning. When selecting static IP addresses in the end device, avoid using addresses in the range (Internet-Box DHCP range).


Important: Please ensure that a static IP address is only used once. We also recommend set-up either only on the router or on the end device itself. Otherwise, you risk IP conflicts that prevent Internet access.



Further configurations for your Internet-Box

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