Solved Local web server (not on any network) with Ethernet out to W

November 5, 2015 at 13:36:05
Specs: Windows 7
This is my first post here so please bear with my ignorance. That said, here is what I need some advice on (complete networking novice)
I have a device that acts a web server (among other things) and is not connected to any network (it does not have a wireless card and the only communication means for this device is an Ethernet cable). This device has an Ethernet out (crossover) that can be connected to a PC which can then be used to access its home page using a browser. I'm trying to figure out a way to access the home page of this device using a tablet say an iPad. How can I do this? Thanks

Here is what I tried. I have an old Belkin N+ router. I connected the device's ethernet cable (crossover) to the LAN port. I typed the IP address for my device ( into the ipad browser and I do not see anything. My router's IP is What am I doing wrong?

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November 5, 2015 at 14:44:37
Try using a straight cable (you don't need a crossover). Presumably you have connected your iPad to the Belkin's wireless connection.

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November 8, 2015 at 02:52:45
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What is this device?

Cross-over or straight thru may not matter if either device has cable sense. But if both do, they may fight each other a bit.

It sounds like you have connected to the device directly before, and you are just looking for a way for your wireless devices to be able to connect to it.

If networking it is really not your goal, there are probably USB or HDMI to Ethernet adapters you could get.

If you connected to the device directly before, was its address also at that time?

What I want to know is does the device have a static address or is that the address that the Belkin Router assigned to it?

Connect to your router's page and see if the device is listed in the DHCP list. Verify it against the MAC address labeled on the device itself.

Your router may not like that you have a device with a static address in the range of addresses it can assign for DHCP.

Or is the device itself a DHCP server?

See if you can ping it from the command prompt (ping ip address) and then check your arp cache (arp -a) to see if the MAC address shows up there.

You could also try to ping it like (ping hostname) and see what ip address it does report.

Also if the device has a static address, is the subnet mask on it the same as on the device your trying to connect to it with?

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