How do I configure networking for the Screenly 2 Player?

By default, Screenly 2 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 setting 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" in the first step. 

For 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 the USB stick.

Then, all you need to do to configure multiple devices is to use the USB stick with these devices.

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 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 are using a disk image that is older than the April 18, 2018 release, the USB configuration will not be picked up automatically when the USB is inserted.

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