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Accessing a Device on a Different IP Address Set

Hi,
I have a networked hard drive that was configured for our network by a previous admin. I have now come in and changed everything, but he failed to tell me that the networked drive was set up with a static IP from the device. From what i read, the only way to reset the IP settings are to press a button on the drive, however, I am a remote admin out of the office.

The drive's IP is 172.8.254.2 and the server's address is 10.0.1.1 and 10.0.1.2. Is there ANY way I can access the device with the different IP addresses so I can reset it?
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hypercube

8/22/2022 - Mon
hypercube

If there is a computer that you can access remotely then you might do this:

1) ADD an IP address to its current NIC that matches the subnet of the drive.  Leave the gateway address blank.

2) Access the drive from this computer and change the IP address.
mfranzel

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I am accessing the computer remotely, but first, I do not know the exact subnet, but could probably guess. Second, how do I ADD an IP address? I thought I could only change it, but if I do that, I lock myself out of remote access.
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And you are sure that by doing this I won't lock myself out?
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Followed your advise and it worked flawlessly. Thanks!!!
hypercube

I'm glad it worked out!  Thanks.