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Setup and Installation

Setup your Windows Workstation with the Jellyfish

To successfully enable the connection between your Jellyfish and a Windows workstation, you will want to note which port # of the Jellyfish you are plugged into. Every port on the Jellyfish comes with preconfigured static IPs, so you’ll want to have your Port IP on hand to enable your connection. To find out which port # you’re connected to in the Jellyfish, you can reference this article below: https://support.lumaforge.com/products/jellyfish/support/default-ports-configuration

NOTE: For most Windows workstations, you’ll need some sort of an adapter to plug the cable from the Jellyfish to your workstation. If your Windows machine has a built in ethernet port, you can skip ahead to step 14 to connect to the shares on your Jellyfish.

In our example, our Windows machine is connected to Jellyfish Port #1, so the IP of this port is 172.27.1.250, we will use this IP information shortly. The adapter we will be configuring is an ethernet to USBC dongle.

Configure your adapter with the Jellyfish:

1. Press the 'Start' button at the bottom menu bar. (looks like a 4 square window)

2. Type ‘Control Panel' in the search bar and click the on the ‘Control Panel’ app

3. Click 'Network and internet'

4. Click 'Network and Sharing Center'

5. Click on ‘Change adapter settings‘

6. Locate your connection. In our example, my adapter is labeled as ‘Ethernet’. If you are not sure which connection is your adapter, simply unplug the cable from your workstation, you’ll see your adapter disappear from the window, plug the cable back in and double click on your connection.

7. Click on ‘Properties'

8. Double click on ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties’

9. Select ‘Use the following IP address:’

In ‘IP address:’ you’ll need to sync your adapter with the port you are connected to in the Jellyfish. To do this, you will need to enter the Jellyfish Port IP you are connected to, but you will need to change the last set of numbers to something other than .250. Why? Because the adapter’s IP cannot share the exact same IP as the Jellyfish’ port IP. Confusing I know but follow me. In our example, we are in Jellyfish port 1, so the in the ‘IP address:’ window, I am going to enter: 172.27.1.25 (Notice how I dropped the 0, so the fourth set of numbers is different than the Jellyfish’s fourth set of numbers)

By forth set of numbers, I mean the numbers listed after the third ‘. ‘(172.27.1.__) So, in our example, I just left it as .25 instead of .250

In the ‘Subnet mask:’ window, enter the following standard subnet mask number: 255.255.255.0

Click ‘OK’, this window will close. Then click ‘OK’ again in the window visualized in step 8 to save.

10. Click on ‘Properties’ again

Click on ‘Configure’

11. Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab

NOTE: If you are using a 10G adapter, this is where you’ll want to adjust additional settings to enable the 10G connection. Select ‘Jumbo Frame’ or sometimes it’s called ‘MTU’. Under ‘Value’ set your Jumbo frames to 9000 or for some 9014. For a 1G connection, you can just set it to 4000, or 4088. Make sure to look at your adapter’s guide on any additional drivers you’ll need to download or specific settings to adjust.

12. Disable ‘Flow Control’ settings.

13. Click ‘OK’ to save

Now you’re ready to connect to the shares on your server.

Connect to your shares on your Jellyfish:

14. Go to 'File Explorer’

15. Right Click ‘This PC’

16. Click 'Show More Options’ (if necessary)

17. Click ‘Map Network Drive’

19. In this window, you will need to use the Jellyfish Port IP number again, this time in full. In the drive window, select the first available letter for the connection. In our example, it is Z.

In the ‘Folder’ window, enter the full IP address of the Jellyfish port you are connected to in the following format: \\port IP\share name

Since I am in port 1, I will be entering \\172.27.1.250\jellyfish

Select ‘Connect Using Different Credentials’

Select Finish’

20. Enter the default credentials which is smb for the username and smb as the password. If you’ve already created your own username and password with the Jellyfish in Jellyfish Manager, you can enter those credentials instead. Click ‘OK.’

You are now connected to your main share of your Jellyfish. You will see that the share pops up in the locations noted below

NOTE: Alternatively, you can view all the shares on your Jellyfish, by following step #19, but instead of entering the share name in the ‘Folder’ window, click the ‘Browse’ button to the right of the window to view all the share

Extras Tips:

Access Jellyfish Manager:

To access Jellyfish Manager (your admin hub), open any web browser and enter the Jellyfish port# IP address that you used earlier. See example below: 172.27.1.250

Access Jellyfish Media Engine:

To access Jellyfish Media Engine (the Jellyfish’ own proxy tool), open any web browser and enter the Jellyfish port IP that you are connected to + /media. See example below: 172.27.1.250/media

Published November 4th 2022