Establishing a Connection via Ethernet in the local network


New IP address for connecting with a local network

If the product is connected to a local network (e.g. via a router), the product will receive a new IP address. Depending on the type of configuration, the new IP address will be assigned automatically by the DHCP server (router) or manually by you. Upon completion of the configuration, the product can only be reached via the following access addresses:

  1. Generally applicable access address: IP address manually assigned or assigned by the DHCP server (router) (identification via network scanner software or network configuration of the router).
  2. Access address for Apple and Linux systems: SMA[serial number].local (e.g. SMA0123456789.local)
  3. Access address for Windows and Android systems: http://SMA[serial number] (e.g., http://SMA0123456789)

Requirements:

  • The product must be connected to the local network via a network cable (e.g. via a router).

  • The product must be integrated into the local network. Tip: There are various methods of integrating the product into the local network with the aid of the installation assistant.

  • An end device (e.g. computer, tablet PC or smartphone) must be available.

  • The end device must be in the same local network as the product.

  • The respective latest version of one of the following web browsers must be installed: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.

  • The SMA Grid Guard code of the Installer must be available for the changing of grid-relevant settings after completion of the first ten feed-in hours or installation assistant (see "Application for SMA Grid Guard Code" at www.SMA-Solar.com).

Procedure:

  1. Open the web browser of your end device, enter the IP address of the inverter in the address bar of the web browser and press the enter key.
  2. Web browser signals a security vulnerability

    After the IP address has been confirmed by pressing the enter key, a message might appear indicating that the connection to the user interface of the inverter is not secure. SMA Solar Technology AG guarantees that calling up the user interface is secure.

    1. Continue loading the user interface.
  • The login page of the user interface opens.