Forwarding WiFi IP changed
If you are using the UDP Forwarding Feature for Playstation/Xbox of the App, you are forwarding data from one device (e.g. your Phone) to another device (e.g. your Tablet).
You entered the Ip Address of the Tablet on the Phone's Forwarding Dialog to let the Phone forward the data to the Tablet.
If the Ip Address of the Tablet changes, it does not receive the data of the Phone anymore and you need to update the Ip Address of the Tablet on the Phone.
The WiFi IP Address is the Address that identifies your Android Device on your local Wireless Network. Usually your WiFi Router runs a so-called DHCP Server. The DHCP Server is responsible for assigning Addresses to each new Device that connects to the WiFi.
Each Address has an expiration date, whose default setting is different from Router to Router. If the Address expires, your Router can assign a new Address to your Device.
This is the Moment where you sit before your Screen and say: I don't receive data anymore, it was still working fine yesterday!!
Steps to resolve it
- Open the UDP Forwarding Dialog (App->Settings->General Tab->UDP Forwarding) on the Device that receives the data from the Game (in this example the Phone)
- Select the Forwarding Entry that you created earlier and update the Ip Address of the Device (in this example the Tablet)
I don't want to reconfigure each time the Ip Address changesSure, that makes sense. You just have to update your Router Configuration and tell the Router to always assign the same Ip Address to your Android Device and you are done.
The steps are different from Manufacturer to Manufacturer
Links for help pages of popular Router Manufacturers
- Fritz Box, always assign the same IP address
- TP Link Address Reservation
- Netgear Address Reservation
- Asus Manual Ip Assignment
- Linksys DHCP Reservation (Step 4)
- Ubiquiti Static Ip Reservation
- Other Manufacturer? Search for your Device Model and the term DHCP Reservation or sometimes static DHCP on your favorite Search Engine or refer to the manual of your device.