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Raspberry Pi 3 running Plex server is showing two IP addresses

Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:06 pm

Hi Everyone,

Sorry but I'm not brilliant with this sort of thing but can normally sort it out myself given enough googling and time but I appear to be stumped on this one.

I've been running Plex server on a Raspberry Pi 3 using the link below for about a year with no issues. ... berry-pi-3

A few weeks back my iPad app just stopped being able to connect and sync properly, I'm also having issues with the PS4/Xbox One apps. I've narrowed this down to the pi appearing to be connected to two different IP addresses. whenever I use the command

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hostname -I
I get

My Philips Hue bridge all of a sudden appears to be connecting to, this should be the static IP being used by the PI. I've tried updating the Pi address using

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sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt
and then updating the IP address however when I reboot the Pi, no changes have taken affect (yes I did save it first ;) ) if I go back into cmdline.txt then the IP address is still regardless of what I change it to.

I've also tried changing the IP address of the Hue bridge, however this doesn't seem to make a difference. if I type the IP address into my browser, instead of being sent to the desktop app as I should be, I end up on a Philips Hue open source page.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 running Plex server is showing two IP addresses

Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:34 pm

Get rid of the IP= stanza on the tail end of /boot/cmdline.txt

To fix the IP address of your RPi either
1. Set a fixed address in the configuration pages for your home router.
2. Set a fixed address in /etc/dhcpcd.conf (there's some examples in there for how to do that).

Do not update /boot/cmdline.txt or /etc/network/interfaces as that WILL lead to two addresses being assigned.
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