How do I configure networking for the Screenly 2 Player?

By default, Screenly 2 Player is configured to use DHCP over Ethernet. This is the most common use case. If you need to do something more complicated (such as configuring WiFi or set a static IP configuration on your Ethernet interface), this guide is for you.

Similar to the Screenly 1 Player, we use wizard.screenly.io for network configuration. Make sure you select "Screenly 2 Player" in the first step. 

In the Screenly 1 Player, you had to place a file on the boot partition on the SD card.

For Screenly 2, instead, use a USB stick for configuration and place the network.yaml file on to the USB stick.

Hence, all you need to do is to configure multiple devices is to move around the USB stick.

Important: The USB stick needs to be formatted as NTFS, FAT32 or ext4. exFAT is not supported.

To use the USB stick, simply boot up your device. You can then insert the USB stick, and the device will be picked up and the device will be rebooted with the new network configuration.

If the network configuration is not picked up, simply try removing and re-inserting the USB stick again.

Please note that if you're using a disk image that is older than the 2018-04-18 release, the USB config will not be automatically picked up when inserted.

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