This topic includes:
Among others, USB is an important way to work with MADRIX RADAR, MADRIX KEYs, etc. In order to ensure a stable work environment, we highly recommend setting up corresponding USB settings in Windows.
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Working With TCP/IP Networks
Configuration Of Network Settings
When working with network-based products and MADRIX RADAR [that is, Art-Net], you will have to set up the IP address of your network card in Windows. Learn how to set it up here.
|▪||In Windows 10, go to Start > Windows System > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings > Local Area Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties|
Set up the following settings:
|▪||Enable Use the following IP address:|
|▪||IP address - Sets the IP address for this computer and this network card. |
- If you have several network cars in your computer, you can set up an individual address for each network card.
- An IP address has 4 parts. Enter the complete address as explained in the specific chapter of this user guide [e.g., 10.0.0.1].
- You only have to enter the numbers.
|▪||Subnet mask - Sets up the Subnet mask for this computer. |
- This is an important part of the network settings, just as the IP address.
- A Subnet mask has 4 parts. Enter the complete address as explained in the specific chapter of this user guide [e.g., 255.0.0.0].
- You only have to enter the numbers.
|▪||OK - Click to save your settings. |
- [Make also sure to close the Local Area Connection Settings with OK and close the Local Area Connection Status window with Close.]
|▪||Restart the MADRIX RADAR Software if you have changed any network settings!|
Learn more below.
Using Several Devices In A Network
Usually, you will use at least 2 devices in a network [for example, 1 MADRIX RADAR PC and 1 Art-Net node]. As explained above, you will need to configure various network settings not only for your MADRIX PC but also for the other devices.
To be able to communicate with each other, all devices have to be in 'the same network'. That means:
|▪||All devices need to be physically connected with each other [through network equipment, such as hubs or switch and/or network cables]|
|▪||All devices need to have compatible network settings|
Using several devices in a network does not mean that all should have the same IP address. That will not work!
Instead, follow these rules:
|▪||Set up all devices within the same IP address range, but never with the same IP address |
[for example, MADRIX PC: 10.204.226.101 and Art-Net node: 10.204.226.102]
|▪||Set up all devices with the same Subnet mask e.g., 255.0.0.0]|
|▪||If recommended, set up all devices with the same Default gateway [e.g., 10.0.0.1]|
Changing The Priority Of Network Adapters
You can change the order in which Windows and MADRIX RADAR accesses your network adapters. By changing the order, you can specify which network adapter [network card] is used first and as the main connection.
In Windows 10, go to Start > Windows System > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings
|▪||2] Press Alt on your keyboard.|
- A menu appears at the top, which is otherwise hidden.
|▪||3] Go to Advanced > Advanced Settings...|
- A new window opens.
|▪||4] Select your preferred network connection[s] in the list of Connections:|
|▪||5] Change the order by clicking on the green up and down arrow buttons on the right hand side.|
- The connection which is listed on top, is the first and prioritized adapter.
|▪||7] Restart your computer.|
Operating System Security
It is recommended
|▪||to keep Windows up-to-date by installing security updates using Windows Update|
|▪||to use a virus detection software when working with files from external sources.|
Please always keep all component drivers up to date by installing the latest available driver. Among others, this may include drivers for:
Monitoring Computer Performance
Windows allows you to monitor the overall performance of your computer.
|▪||Press Ctrl + Alt + Del and choose Start Task Manager|
[German shortcut: Strg + Alt + Entf]
|▪||A new window opens [Task Manager].|
|▪||You can now monitor the CPU Usage as well as the Memory usage. |