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IP address or computer name

Each computer on a network has a computer network/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 Connection screen.
  1. Start RemoteSign
  2. Press 'C' to display the Connection screen.
  3. Note the machine name and IP address
  4. Press Escape or click 'Close'

If you get an IP address of, 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.

If it still cannot be found, from a command prompt,

enter the command:

nslookup 192.168.1.xx

(where 192.168.1.xx is the IP address of the device you are trying to reach)
and it should tell you the name of the host you should use.

(The DNS setting of your computer should be set to automatic, not to a direct external DNS server)

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 if using IP addresses instead of host names.

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