Network Configuration

Wireless Workbench uses an Ethernet network to control and communicate with connected components.

Each component on the network must have a unique and valid IP address assigned to ensure communication. IP addresses can be assigned automatically by your computer, switch, or router that employs DHCP addressing.

To take advantage of DHCP addressing, Shure components have an automatic IP mode for quick and easy set up. If specific IP addresses need to be assigned, the IP mode can be set to manual.

A diagram showing a computer linked to a switch/router and that switch/router linked to three networked components
CAUTION: If you use multiple devices capable of acting as a DHCP server, we recommend you designate only one to act as the server and designate the others as clients.

Steps for setting up a network connection with a DHCP server:

  1. Connect your computer and components using CAT5 or better Ethernet cable. For multiple device systems, adding a router or switch as shown in the diagram is recommended.
  2. Turn on your computer and all components connected to the network.
  3. For each component, enter the network menu and set the IP address mode to Automatic to enable automatic IP addressing.

Manual IP Addressing

Manual addressing is available if you want to assign specific IP addresses to your components.

  1. Connect your computer and components using CAT5 or better Ethernet cable. For multiple device systems, adding a router or switch as shown in the diagram is recommended.
  2. Turn on your computer and all components connected to the network.
  3. For each component, enter the network menu and set the IP address mode to Manual. Model-specific instructions for accessing the network menu are available at Shure.com.
  4. Assign unique IP addresses to each component. Assign the identical subnet mask to all components.