1.1 Initial connection to the pine.box

This section describes how to access the web interface of the pine.box over ther Ethernet connection.

Ethernet connection

For the Ethernet connection, there are different options on how to establish the connection. The following image shows the most common configurations:

Network infrastructure/DHCP

If the connection is established over an existing network infrastructure (router), the IP address for the pine.box is usually assigned by the DHCP server in the network from a pre-defined IP range. In this case, the user needs to determine the IP address on the configuration page of the router. An example is shown here:

[EXAMPLE DHCP]

The web interface of the pine.box can be accessed by typing http://aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd into the address line of your web browser, where aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd is the assigned IP address. The connection from the PC to the router can be either wired or wireless.

Direct connection

The direct connection can be established either via the PC’s build-in Ethernet connection or via a USB-to-Ethernet adapter:

After establishing the connection, the adapter needs to be configured. The following images show how this is done in the Windows operating system.

  1. Choose Start > Settings
  2. Select “Network & Internet” :
  3. Go to “Advanced Networks Settings” and select “Change Adapter Options”:
  4. Select the Ethernet adapter that was used for the connection by double-clicking and select “Internet Protocol, Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”:
  5. Enter the following values for configuration:

  6. Now you can access the pine.box by typing http://aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd into the address line of your web browser, where aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd the assigned IP address on the label.