How to assign a PAC R1 a hostname?


#1

I know that PAC R1 controller require a static IP address, but I am interested in also giving it a hostname. It looks like the only opportunity to give it a hostname is when you are giving the PAC R1 a IP address for the first time. PAC Manager instructs the user to leave DNS and Hostname blank when assigning a static IP address the first time. Is that because that is the standard set up? I don’t see how to assign a hostname after I have given a PAC R1 a static IP address already. I assume that the hostname will be seen on the network as well as the IP address, correct? Thanks, Kosmos


#2

Hi Kosmos,
While PAC Manager makes it look like you can set/save the hostname (in a couple different places), that area of the memory map only works for E1/E2 hardware.
To use a hostname with an R1, you’d need use another method to map your IP/mac to a name, for example, in your router’s configuration or the “hosts” file in Windows. That’s assuming here you’re just using a LAN, yes?
I hope that helps!
-Mary