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edent
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎08-13-2008
My Device: PlayBook
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Static IP on USB?

I'm connecting my PlayBook to an Ubuntu computer.  I use USB filesharing which works fine.  The only problem is that every time I plug in the USB cable, the PlayBook sets a new IPv4 address.

 

Is there any way to give the PlayBook a static USB IP?

 

I've written a guide to connecting the PlayBook to Ubuntu on my blog.

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HailBB
Posts: 87
Registered: ‎04-02-2012
My Device: Bold 9800

Re: Static IP on USB?

Two ways to try after doing some research. You can set up a DHCP reservation on your Router or click connect manually under the WIFI option and the uncheck "Automatically obtain IP address" and set everything up yourself on your playbook
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edent
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎08-13-2008
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Static IP on USB?

I'm talking about USB not WiFi.

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RIMWalker
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎02-28-2010
My Device: RIM BlackBerry 9900 and BlackBerry Z10

Re: Static IP on USB?

In this case I assume you run DHCP on your Ubuntu system. As you have configured the PlayBook already it's name and MAC address can be assigned to a specific pool of DHCP IP addresses or a specific one as per your preferences.

 

You have a nice blog!

BlackBerry Bold 9900, Blackberry Z10 and BlackBerry PlayBook.
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edent
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎08-13-2008
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Static IP on USB?

No, the PlayBook sets its own USB IP address.  The PlayBook itself is a DHCP server.

 

I can set Ubuntu to have a static USB IP, but that doesn't stop the PlayBook from having a different IP each time a USB cable is connected.

 

Thanks

 

T

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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: Static IP on USB?

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EDIT - sorry still working on a reply...

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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
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My Device: Two PB's

Re: Static IP on USB?

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OK Here is how to do it.  Forget the IP address, use Tablet Network Name which will always be the same...

 

In Storage and Sharing, after selecting Connect to Windows, touch Properties button.

You will find

Tablet Network Name - Use that instead of IP Address in Ubuntu.  (Mine says PLAYBOOK-24B6)

You will then be asked for Username and Password, Mine is "playbook" and the playbook's sharing password. WORKGROUP is left unchanged.

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edent
Posts: 9
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Re: Static IP on USB?

That does it perfectly - thanks!

 

It also turns out that setting the Debug Mode gives you a static IP.

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Re: Static IP on USB?

Good news. It worked on my 10.4, the last "good" Ubuntu!

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