Programming a NIC card with the Panel Utility


Overview

NIC and NIC-100 attached to an EP-2500 or a legacy SCP/2G require the IP information to be configured through the Panel Utility or by manually sending Telnet commands.

Pre-Programming

  • Connect to the NIC card directly with a laptop and a crossover cable (programming should not be done over a LAN)
  • Disable and firewalls currently enabled
  • Ensure the IP range of the laptop is set to the same ranges as what the panel will eventually be programmed to
    If the NIC card is to be set to 192.168.0.100, then the laptop must be set to the 192.168.0.x subnet.
  • Disable any additional network interfaces (such as WiFi)

Panel Utility

To panel utility is distributed with every installation of Access It! Universal.NET and Access It! Lite.NET.

  1. Navigate to and launch the Panel Utility (Start | All Programs | Access It! Universal.NET | Client Utilities | Panel Utility)
    For Access It! Lite.Net the path will be (Start | All Programs | Access It! Lite.Net | Utilities | Panel Utility).
  2. Within the Utility, select Tools | Lantronix COBOX Programmer
  3. Enter the MAC of the NIC card
  4. Enter the IP the NIC should be programmed with
  5. Enter the Gateway the NIC should be programmed with
  6. Select the appropriate subnet mask to be used
  7. Select the Panel Type as needed
    When programming a NIC for alternate communication on an EP panel, use panel type SCP-E.
  8. Check Disable Web Server to disable the NIC's on-board web server
    The web browser is not used by the Mercury panel, nor Access It! Universal.NET.
  9. If needed, enter a telnet password for future configuration changes
    This step is optional and the field can be left blank to not set a password.
  10. Click Set Configuration

Upon clicking Set Configuration, the Panel Utility performs a broadcast for the MAC address entered. Upon discovery, the NIC card LEDs will light up and flash while being programmed. After 10 seconds the Panel Utility attempts to ping the newly programmed IP Address and if it can be reached a success message is displayed.

In some cases if the NIC card takes longer than 10 seconds to program and the ping test fails an error about failed configuration will be raised. If this occurs, manually attempt to ping the IP Address to ensure the device did successfully get the update.

Telnet

If the panel utility is not an available option the NIC can be manually programmed via Telnet. Prior to running a command prompt, ensure the Telnet Client option is enabled within windows. More information on this can be found here.

  1. Within Microsoft Windows, open a command prompt
  2. enter the command: arp -s xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx yy-yy-yy-yy-yy-yy
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents the IP you want the NIC to have and yy-yy-yy-yy-yy-yy-yy represents the MAC address of the NIC card
  3. enter the command: telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 1
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents the IP you want the NIC to have. This command will result in a connection failure
  4. enter the command: telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 9999
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents the IP you want the NIC to have.
  5. Select the enter key to enter a telnet session
  6. Enter command: 0 to enter server configuration
  7. Enter the first octet of the IP address you want the panel to use  (e.g 192) then press enter
  8. Enter the second octet of the IP address you want the panel to use (e.g 168) then press enter
  9. Enter the third octet of the IP address you want the panel to use (e.g 000) then press enter
  10. Enter the fourth octet of the IP address you want the panel to use (e.g 100) then press enter
  11. Enter Y to program the gateway then press enter
  12. Enter the first octet of the gateway you want the panel to use  (e.g 192) then press enter
  13. Enter the second octet of the gateway you want the panel to use (e.g 168) then press enter
  14. Enter the third octet of the gateway you want the panel to use (e.g 000) then press enter
  15. Enter the fourth octet of the gateway you want the panel to use (e.g 100) then press enter
  16. Enter the number of bits for the subnet mask then press enter
    Enter 08 for Class C subnet 255.255.255.0
    Enter 16 for Class C subnet 255.255.0.0
    Enter 24 for Class C subnet 255.0.255.0
  17. Press Enter to bypass the telnet password prompt
  18. Enter command: 1 to enter channel 1 configuration
  19. Enter baud rate as needed then press enter
    Mini-SCP and 2g use baud 38,400 while SCP-E and EP use baud 115,200.
  20. Enter command: 4C to set I/F Mode then press enter
  21. Enter Command: 02 to set Flow then press enter
  22. Enter port 03001 then press enter
  23. Enter Command: C0 to set Connect Mode
  24. Press Enter to bypass first Remote IP Address octet
  25. Press Enter to bypass second Remote IP Address octet
  26. Press Enter to bypass third Remote IP Address octet
  27. Press Enter to bypass fourth Remote IP Address octet
  28. Press Enter to bypass Remote Port option
  29. Press Enter to Bypass the DisConnTime option
  30. Press Enter to Bypass the FlushMode option
  31. Press Enter to Bypass the hours DisConnTime option
  32. Press Enter to Bypass the minutes DisConnTime option
  33. Press Enter to Bypass the SendChar1 option
  34. Press Enter to Bypass the SendChar2 option
  35. Enter command: 9 to save and exit

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