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Falcon Player Network Setup

Started by yarhoward, December 04, 2023, 07:52:26 PM

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yarhoward

I was using xschedule for mac o/s to run my show.  I have a router that my mac was connected to along with all of my controllers.  It was outside of my home network.  It was a direct connection from my mac to the router. However, that doesn't work so I put Falcon Player on a pi and I have a question about my network setup.  

My IP addresses for my controllers are 192.168.1.(20,21,22,23 etc).  My IP address for my pi is 192.168.1.75.  Can I just put the pi in place of my computer and plug it in to my router as long as it's on the same subnet.  I would have fpp in player mode.  I know the clock is an issue but I read that as long as I keep the pi on then it will keep the time updated from what I manually put in.  Not sure if this is correct.  So would this setup work?

MikeKrebs

Yes.

You might get drift on the time with pi but you check it every once in a while and adjust it as needed.

If the pi has wifi and you can connect to your home network, you can have the best of both worlds. This would also allow you to use NTP to adjust the time.


yarhoward

I have wireless on the pi but i cant figure out how to setup the different ip addresses in fpp.  I'm not a tech guy and i've spent so much time reading the manual and still cant figure it out.  Usually have my show running by nov 30th but for some reason xschedule for os stopped working.  I'm sure its either updates on my mac or xlights.  Thanks for your response.  

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Quote from: yarhoward on December 04, 2023, 10:20:11 PMI'm not a tech guy and i've spent so much time reading the manual and still cant figure it out.
There are several versions of the manual floating around. Here is the section on setting the IP address. 
https://falconchristmas.github.io/FPP_Manual.pdf#page=49

Or you can jump in the Zoom Room and get much quicker and complete results
If to err is human, I am more human than most people.

MikeKrebs

The network setup usually has two Interface names in the box. Click on each to see how you have them setup. The "eth0" interface is the wired interface and the wlan0 is wireless. Besides watching the video and reading the manual, once you understand the linux lingo, you should be able to set up the wireless. When you click on wlan0, you will see that you have connection properties. These would be your home network credentials usually. You can let it default to dhcp if you home network is different subnet from your show network.

Zoom room would help pretty fast to set it up but you would need to get on the internet from your show computer so they could help you with the FPP config.

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