Configuring an EP Series Controller for Access It! Universal.NET

Overview

This document outlines the steps required to program an EP series controller, (EP-1501/EP-1502/EP-2500), to obtain an IP address via Public DHCP (assigned by standard DHCP server) or Static (manually assigned).

Configuring an EP Controller for A Static IP Address

Hardware Setup

  1. On the EP controller set S1 - Configuration DIP Switch DIP 2 ON
  2. On the EP-controller set S1 - Configuration DIP Switch DIPs 1, 3 & 4 OFF
  3. Apply power to the EP controller
  4. Manually configure a computer to 192.168.0.100
  5. Using a straight through cable, connect computer to same switch as the EP controller
  6. Open a web browser and go to 192.168.0.251
  7. On the EP controller set S1 - Configuration DIP Switch DIP 1 ON
  8. Click Click Here to Login
  9. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).
  10. Enter a Username of admin
  11. Enter a Password of password
  12. Click Network from the left hand menu
  13. Select Use Static IP configuration:
    • IP Address: <Set accordingly>
    • Subnet Mask: <Set accordingly>
    • Default Gateway: <Set accordingly>
  14. Click OK
  15. Click Apply Setting from the left hand menu
  16. Click Apply, Reboot button
  17. Wait 60 seconds for EP controller to reboot
  18. Remove power from the EP controller
  19. Set all S1 - Configuration DIP Switch DIPs OFF
  20. Apply power to the EP controller

Software Setup

  1. Run Access It! Universal.NET
  2. Create a new Channel
    • Settings Tab
      • Channel Enabled: X
      • Protocol Type: SCP
      • Channel Type: IP Server
  3. Create a new SCP
    • General Tab
      • Model: <Set accordingly>
      • Device Installed: X
      • SCP Time Zone: <Set accordingly>
      • Initialization String: <Leave blank>
      • Address: 0
    • Comm Tab
      • Channel: <Set to the newly created channel>
      • IP Address: <Set accordingly>
      • Port Number: 3001
      • Encryption Settings: None

Configuring an EP Controller for DHCP (obtain IP address automatically)

Hardware Setup

  1. Apply power to the EP controller
  2. Make note of the MAC address located on the side of the EP controller RJ45 jack

Software Setup

  1. Run Access It! Universal
  2. Create a new Channel
    • Settings Tab
      • Channel Enabled: X
      • Protocol Type: SCP
      • Channel Type: IP Server
  3. Create a new SCP
    • General Tab
      • Model: <Set accordingly>
      • Device Installed: X
      • SCP Time Zone: <Set accordingly>
      • Initialization String: <Leave blank>
      • Address: 0
    • Comm Tab
      • Channel: <Set to the newly created channel>
      • IP Address: <MACxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        If the MAC address of the EP controller was 00-0F-E5-00-03-4B then the IP Address field must be entered as the Host Name of MAC000FE500034B. If unable to resolve the Host Name to an IP Address, contact your local network administrator.
      • Port Number: 3001
      • Encryption Settings: None
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