the IP address (192.168.1.245) is correct, if you cannot reach the device with that address, chances are that it has been changed. So you basically can try other IP addresses such as 192.168.1.1, or reset the device to factory defaults, as described in the link below:
Took your suggestion and tried both the 1.1 and 1.245 . Even reset the device to factory defaults. Tried connecting the device direct to me pc but same results: nothing. Do I need to set my pc for a static IP address?
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Below is a document with screenshots that explains how to change the IP address.
Assign e.g. 192.168.1.10 to your PC, with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Default gateway should be 192.168.1.1, although that is not used.