Configuring the Sharp’s network settings - SharpOS 11.5

SharpOS Administrator Guide 11.5

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SharpOS 11.5
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You can configure the Sharp to use a DHCP or a Static network setting mode.

What you should know

If mounting the Sharp as part of a fixed or mobile installation, you must change the default IP address of the Sharp before mounting it.


  1. Log on to the Sharp Portal.
  2. Go to the Configuration page. For SharpX systems, click Edit.
  3. From the Mode drop-down list, select one of the following network setting modes:
    This is the default mode for Sharp cameras. Select DHCP if you are connecting the Sharp to a DHCP server, which assigns the required IP address. When you are on a DHCP server with DNS capability, you will be able to connect to the Sharp using the Sharp name (for example, Sharp1234) rather than the IP address (for example,
    This is the default mode for SharpX systems and is used in most situations. The default static IP addresses are:
    • (Sharp)
    • (LPR Processing Unit SBC1)
    • (LPR Processing Unit SBC2)
  4. Enter the new IP address you want to assign to the Sharp.
  5. If you changed the Subnet mask when selecting a new static IP address, enter the new mask.
  6. Enter the Gateway.
  7. Click Save.


(SharpX systems only) The Reserved range setting changes dynamically, depending on the static IP address you entered in the Mode section. It automatically reserves up to ten IP addresses in sequence, depending on the type of system you have.


If you have a SharpX X2S system with four camera units installed, you will need up to ten IP addresses to account for all the components. If you enter a static IP of, you will get the following range:
Single Board Computer 1 (SBC1)
Single Board Computer 2 (SBC2)
Genetec Video Processor 1 (GVP1)
Genetec Video Processor 2 (GVP2)
Camera Unit 1 (CAMU1)
Camera Unit 2 (CAMU2)
Processing Unit Management Controller (MPU)
Camera Unit 3 (CAMU3)
Camera Unit 4 (CAMU4)
Navigation (NAV)
  • For SharpX systems that include a X2S LPR Processing Unit, the offset (SBC1 or SBC2) is taken into account by the range. This means you only need to set the static IP address once (for SBC1 or SBC2). The system will know if you are configuring SBC2 instead of SBC1, and will reserve one address below to be assigned to SBC1 ( so the IP range remains consistent.
  • The "NAV" IP address only applies to LPR Processing Units that include the AutoVu Navigation Option.