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Power Genius DHCP after power failure

Is there a way to initiate a manual DHCP request from the front panel of the Power Genius? We have had a few power failures here recently and when that happens after router and local data switch and PGXL are up and happy due to the timing of restoration I lose communication with PGXL until I manually power off and on the amp with the power switch in the rear.

With the PGXL being mounted near the bottom in a rack cabinet and me not having the arms of a young orangutan (or anything young) its a bit of a PITA. I hesitate to set a static IP and reserve it in the router in the interest of keeping things simple DHCP. I'm hoping there's a secret way... ie throw salt over left shoulder and press the button on the handle 3 times?

other that that, 6 months or so into ownership the PGXL is the cats meow. thanks! Mike W1BFA

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  • Mike  W1BFA in Maine
    Mike W1BFA in Maine Member ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Thanks Don... I'm set up on static now. I have found as I get older I tend to play things a little less on the "fast and loose" side and I keep a paper notebook log of any custom settings or mods to any of the gear or cabling. It makes for a lot less panic in the event of Windows upgrades or equipment failures etc..


  • Dan-N7HQ
    Dan-N7HQ FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager admin

    No. Any remote command requires knowing the IP address (or using the Windows Utility - which discovers the IP address).

    I employ a static IP address on my PGXL for this very reason. Provided you reserve the IP address or allocate a range of self-managed IP addresses, there is no significant downside.


    Dan, N7HQ

  • Ok Dan... I will give the static a spin. Do I need to define a netmask etc. on the PGXL or is just the IP reserved sufficient? thanks! Mike

  • DonS
    DonS Member ✭✭✭

    When you setup the static ip address in PGXL you will need to know the the mask and the gateway address. I was also having problems where I lost the DHCP address which makes the setting in PGXL useless so I switched over to a static ip address on the PGXL and TGXL.

    Don - kx9q

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