04-18-2012 06:56 AM
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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04-18-2012 06:59 AM
04-18-2012 08:14 AM
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!
04-18-2012 09:58 AM
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.
04-18-2012 01:02 PM - edited 04-18-2012 01:03 PM
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.