There are two possible methods of accessing a Slice on the local network, wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi.
The factory default setting for the Ethernet port is DHCP. There is no static / assigned IP address for the Ethernet port.
- If a DHCP server is present on the network, the Slice will obtain an IP address from that server. The IP address will be accessible using the menu buttons and display of the Slice for models with a display, or in the router or DHCP server's DHCP client lease table.
- If a DHCP server is not present on the network or the Slice does not receive a response from the server, it will automatically assign itself a link-local IP address in the 169.254.x.x IP address range for link-local addresses.
This link-local IP address can also be used for direct cable connections between the Slice and a computer that is has an address in the link-local IP address range. Computers set for DHCP can auto-assign in this range, or you can manually specify an IP address in the link-local IP range.
NOTE: a crossover cable is not required for direct computer connection, Teradek products use Auto MDI-X to configure the connection to the computer.
However, if the computer has multiple network interfaces (e.g. two Ethernet ports, or one Ethernet port and one Wi-Fi adapter) you may need to disable all network interfaces except for the Ethernet port being used to connect to the Slice. Otherwise, your computer may try to access the Slice using the wrong network interface.
The TeraCentral app will try to access the Slice in your default web browser using the hostname advertisement presented by the Slice over Ethernet (e.g. "slice-166-00169.local").
If a connection is not established in the web browser, you should try connecting to the actual IP address assigned to the Slice.
The factory default setting Slice is Access Point (AP) mode, sometimes referred to as "Master" Mode in tutorial videos.
The AP mode Wi-Fi network name will start with "Teranet", and the default IP address of the Slice in AP mode is 172.16.1.1.
AP mode allows the Slice to create a standalone Wi-Fi network allowing computers, phones, or tablets to connect to the Slice and and change configuration settings.
NOTE: there is no Internet access for the Slice in AP mode, it is an isolated Wi-Fi network that just allows access between the Slice and devices on the same Wi-Fi network generated by the Slice. Network access is not bridged between the Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections on the Slice, so devices connected to the Slice in AP mode will not receive network access through the Slice's Ethernet port.