The Networking section of the HC Devices page allows you to configure several networking features.

DHCP Configuration

Use the DHCP Configuration dialog to configure the built-in DHCP server for the Edge LAN.

DHCP Settings

The following options are available:

  • Lease Time - Determines how long a DHCP lease will last before it expires.
  • Start address for dynamic assignment - The start of the range of addresses given out over DHCP.
  • End address for dynamic assignment - The end of the range of addresses given out over DHCP.
  • DNS Server 1 and 2 - The DNS settings that will be pushed to DHCP clients.

Address Reservation

Use this section to define pseudo-static IP address reservations for devices on the Edge LAN.  Available options are:

  • Name - The hostname of the device.
  • MAC Address - The MAC address of the network interface for a device.  This can generally be found in the network interface settings and is in the form of XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX.
  • IP Address - The IP address that should be reserved for this device's network interface.  The interface will always be assigned this address when it sends out a DHCP request to this server, and the address will not be given out to any other interface.

DHCP Lease

Click the Get button in the DHCP Lease section to get a detailed list of the currently assigned IP addresses.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Use the Wi-Fi Connectivity dialog to configure the built-in access point.

The available options are:

  • Wi-Fi Mode - Wi-Fi can be disabled or in 2.4 GHz mode.  If 5 GHz support is required, attach an external access point to the Edge LAN port on the HC device.
  • Country - Select a country.  This affects which channels are available in the Channel dropdown.
  • Channel - Select the channel with the least interference for optimal performance.
  • SSID - Enter an SSID value between 3 and 32 characters long.
  • WPA2 Passphrase - Enter a passphrase for WPA2 security between 2 and 40 characters long.
  • Hide SSID - If this is enabled, the device will not broadcast the SSID.  Users will need to know the SSID to connect.
  • MAC Filter - Enter a list of MAC addresses (separated by commas or newlines) that are allowed to connect.  All other devices will not be allowed to connect to the access point.

Cellular Modem

Use this section to enable cellular modem support for Internet access.  Once enabled, the device will check for a cellular modem on the next boot.  If found, the S-LAN ethernet port will be disabled and the cellular modem will be used as the default route.