Resources for setting up Crowdrender

So, when setting up crowdrender on your home or office network, there may be some things you need to do that are a little bit technical, nothing too difficult, if you know how :). This blog post contains a list of resources that will hopefully help you quickly get the information you need to get up and running with crowdrender in a minimal amount of time.


Finding the Computer Name

Here are some resources for finding the name of the computer that you are working on. This is helpful for when you are wanting to add a computer as a render node. Its much better to use the computer name instead of the ip address as the computer name only changes when you or the sys administrator changes it.


This article shows how to find the computer name on windows 7, 8 and 10 and even apple mac!

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Do-you-need-help-locating-your-computer-name-00384381-8aa9-4398-b81b-475f09fed618


This article shows how to find the computer name for linux using the hostname command via a terminal or shell.

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/unix_commands/hostname.htm



Finding the IP Address

If you need to know the ip address of a computer, there are a few ways to find it depending on the OS you are using. We'll try and stick to the fastest and most reliable methods :)


Here's an article from tp-link that covers windows and MacOS

http://www.tp-link.com/il/faq-838.html