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Network Settings

The following table lists the Encoder Network settings:


Network SettingDescription/Values

Enter a unique name for the Makito X Series encoder or decoder.


When set to On, configures the network to use IPv4 addressing.

IPv6When set to On, configures the network to use IPv6 addressing.


Network SettingDescription/Values

Select DHCP or Static to enable or disable the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.


When DHCP is enabled, the Makito X will get an IP Address from a DHCP server on the network. When it is disabled, you must manually enter the device’s IP Address, Netmask and Gateway Address.
DHCP Vendor Class ID

(DHCP must be enabled) You may, optionally, specify the DHCP Vendor Class ID (option 60). This allows IT departments to identify Makito X devices on their networks.

The default Device Identification value is "Haivision Makito X4 Encoder" or "Haivision Makito X4 Decoder" for the Makito X4 encoder or decoder, and "Haivision Makito X1 Encoder" the for Makito X1 encoder.

Assign Link-Local Address When DHCP Fails

(DHCP must be enabled) When this checkbox is checked, and DHCP is used but no DHCP server is present to assign an IP address to the device, the Makito X will automatically assign itself an IP address in the range.

This allows you to use the device locally on a LAN (the address is NOT routable) in situations where DHCP is not available or failed.

IP Address

Displays the IP Address for the Makito X. This is a unique address that identifies the unit in the IP network.

If DHCP is disabled, you may enter an IP address in dotted-decimal format.


Displays the Subnet Mask for the Makito X. This is a 32-bit mask used to divide an IP address into subnets and specify the network’s available hosts.

If DHCP is disabled, you may enter a Netmask in dotted-decimal format.


Displays the gateway address of the network (typically the address of the network router).

If DHCP is disabled, you may enter a gateway address in dotted-decimal format.


Network SettingDescription/Values

Select one of the following options to obtain an IPv6 address for the unit:

  • Automatic: Uses SLAAC (Stateless Address Autoconfiguration) to obtain IP addresses automatically without the need for a DHCP server
  • Automatic (DHCP): Enables the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol to get an IP address from a DHCP server on the network
  • Static: Use to manually configure the device’s IP and gateway addresses.

Global IPv6 Address

Displays the IPv6 Address for the Makito X. This is a unique address that identifies the unit in the IP network. There may be multiple IPv6 addresses on a single interface.

If Static Addressing is used, enter an IPv6 address in hexadecimal notation.

Subnet Preflix Length

( Static Addressing only) The Prefix Length in IPv6 is the equivalent of the  Subnet Mask in IPv4. However, instead of being expressed in four octets as it is in IPv4, it is expressed as an integer between 1 through 128.


Displays the gateway address of the network (typically the address of the network router).

If Static Addressing is used, enter a gateway address in hexadecimal notation.

Enable Privacy Extensions

(Automatic Addressing only) Check this checkbox to enable SLAAC Privacy Extensions. As documented in RFC 4941 "Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6", this entails using randomly generated, temporary, global scope IPv6 addresses that are regularly discarded and replaced with different addresses.

Link-Local IPv6 Address

(Read-only) A link-local address is an Internet Protocol (IP) unicast address intended to be used only to connect to the hosts on the same network. A link-local address starts with fe80: and is always automatically assigned.


Network SettingDescription/Values

Determines whether the Ethernet link settings will be negotiated automatically or configured manually:

  • Automatic - The system will match the Ethernet Speed and Duplex Mode to the Ethernet hub to which it is connecting:
  • Manual - These values must be set manually. See following settings.

Select the Ethernet Speed (in Mbps):

  • Any (default)
  • 1000
  • 100
  • 10


When Link is set to Automatic, setting the Ethernet speed to anything other than Any means that only that specific value will be advertised to the connected hub/switch during the negotiation process. This makes it possible, for instance, when connected to a GigE switch to force the link down to 100Mb when some network problems are encountered.
Current Speed(Read-only) Displays the actual Ethernet Speed.

If Link is Auto, displays the actual value for the Duplex Mode (read-only).

If Link is Manual, select the Duplex Mode:

  • Full
  • Half
MAC Address

(Read-only) The Media Access Control address assigned to the Makito X.


Total TX Bandwidth Limit

(Encoder only) The maximum transmit bandwidth for the encoder in kbps. Specifies the bandwidth "ceiling" for the Ethernet port.

DNS Settings

Network SettingDescription/Values
Domain NameEnter the domain for the Makito X.
Obtain DNS Settings Automatically

(Addressing cannot be Static) Check this checkbox to obtain DNS settings from DHCP.

DHCP servers often provide DNS information to the device on top of the IP address. When DHCP is enabled and this checkbox is enabled, the system will attempt to learn its DNS settings from the DHCP servers (which avoids unnecessary user configuration).

Primary DNS Server Address(Obtain DNS Settings Automatically must be disabled) Enter the primary DNS server address for your network.
Alternate DNS Server Address

(Obtain DNS Settings Automatically must be disabled) Enter an alternate DNS server address for your network.

The alternate DNS server is used only if the primary server is not responding.

DNS Precedence

Select either IPv4 or IP v6 to specify the priority for DNS resolution.

On systems with both IPv6 and IPv4 enabled, if users use HOSTNAMES instead of specifying IP addresses when creating connections, the default behavior is to resolve to IPv6 first if it is available.

Enable mDNS

Check this checkbox to enable the Multicast DNS (mDNS) protocol as a means for third party entities to discover the IP address of the Makito X.


Enabling mDNS allows an mDNS application to automatically find the Makito X. mDNS is enabled on u nits shipped from the factory or reset to factory defaults to allow them to advertise their existence. A user can then click Locate (Status page) to start the Status and TX or RX LEDs flashing in order to discover the location of the device, for example, within a large server room.

mDNS Identifier(Optional) Enter a unique name for the Makito X. By default, the system creates a unique name, e.g. “MakitoXD (%HOSTNAME%)”), for the device.

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