My HC2 is live !

Good – once you have received the precious box, the set-up is straight forward and I will not spend time on the hardware part of the HC2 and any way a lot of websites can give you this kind of presentation. I am more interested to share with you some more “real life” issue or advantage in managing the HC2.

To start with, I work on a mac based environment and my media center is a mac mini. Once the HC2 is connected to the network, my first challenge was to find his IP address ! There is a PC windows tool that can help finding the IP address but nothing with Mac OSX. It would be great if Figaro could provide a similar tool for Mac users.

After a few guess on the bar address of Firefox starting from 192.168.1.XX, I had access to the HC2 login page :-)

HC2 – Login page

You will notice that the login page is in French as I changed the system preference of the HC2 – a full system reboot is required to take the language change in effect. An other interesting point is the number of available flags or system language if you perform the system upgrade to the version 1.036. I have tested English and French so far !