Connecting to the Remote Spectrum Monitor using a Ethernet Network
Communication with the MS27100A is done via the GBit Ethernet port located on the board. Options are provided for using DHCP to obtain an IP address dynamically or for setting up a static IP address. The board is shipped with the default static IP address of 10.0.0.2. Once a connection is made to the board via a laptop/PC, the IP type can be changed via the user interface presented by the monitor’s integrated web server.
For DHCP usage, Anritsu offers an Ethernet Discovery Program which queries your network for all connected devices. The Ethernet Discovery Program can be found on the Anritsu website.
Some customers may prefer to use a Domain Name Server (DNS) where the spectrum monitor’s hostname can be resolved into its dynamic IP address. A DNS server provides the ability to create a hostname. Examples might include hostnames such as “mymonitor1.org” or “spectrum1.net”. There are several free DNS services available. One such service used by Anritsu is www.no-ip.com. You will need to create an account and select a hostname for your instrument.
Further details about configuring your Ethernet connection can be found in our Ethernet Configuration Quick Start Guide available for download in the Library tab.