Unable to connect to DMP after changing GS6 IP address; IP address set to DMP rather than VIP

Potential Symptoms

  • Unable to connect to DMP after setting a static IP address on GS6 display.
  • VIP may show online in Venus Control Suite (VCS) but DMP shows offline.
  • Not able to ping the DMP IP address ( from the VIP web configuration page.
  • Changed the DMP IP configuration instead of the VIP.


  • Product Family: Message Displays
  • Product: GS6
  • Component: DMP-8000, DMP-8065, DMP-5050
  • Control System: Venus Control Suite


  • Display IP address was set on the DMP rather than the VIP.


  1. Connect to the VIP web interface.
  2. Navigate to the "Configuration" tab and the "Network" subtab.
  3. Click the "Network Configuration Mode" drop down and select Ethernet-USB Bridge and send configuration (this will put the DMP directly on the network).
  4. Run software to detect the VIP/ DMP - display find, Wireshark, etc. (VIP and DMP should both show up as separate devices). If you are unable to find it, you may need to power cycle the display with this setting enabled.
  5. Log into DMP and configure IP settings for a NAT setup per How should a DMP-8050 or 8065.2 be configured when using NAT on the VIP?, DD3245564.
  6. Set the network configuration on the VIP back to NAT and set any desired display IP settings on the "eth0" portion of the VIP and then send configuration.

KB ID: DD3259120

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