IP address or computer name

Each computer on a network has a computer host name and also an IP address. Either can be used to find the RemoteSign on your network.

For Windows machines (running RemoteSign for Windows)

If you can't recall the name of your computer you can find it in the RemoteSign registration screen, or in the Windows Control panel.

To determine the IP address of a machine, open a DOS prompt and type IPCONFIG and press ENTER

It will report the IP address,  something like

If you get all

then it does not have an IP address and cannot use the TCPIP network. You need to get an IP address assigned, consult your Operating System help system.

You can use either the computer name or the IP address in RemoteSign.

For RemoteSign ESP

RemoteSign ESP will display its IP address and network host name as soon as it comes online and starts waiting for a connection like this:

Use the IP address or computer name in the other software to connect to the RemoteSign ESP module.

Note that different routers modify the host name.  If trying a host name fails, try adding .local or .lan to the end of the hostname (or whatever your router appends). In the example above you can try:
remotesignc6cf88.lan or remotesignc6cf88.local if remotesignc6cf88 fails.

Modern routers, such as Google Wifi, allow you to configure devices to always obtain the same IP address (even when the device uses DHCP). Using a such reserved IP address ensures that the IP address of the device is always the same and will never have to be reconfigured on the other computer and is therefore recommended.

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