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Title: Suggested Method to Setup a BlueHeat/Net Installation
Date: July 8, 2004
Setting up a BlueHeat/Net for the first time can be done in many ways. The following procedure is suggested as the most direct way to setup your unit.
Step 1: Access SCM
- Connect port one of the BHN to the serial port of your PC via a null modem cable or cable provided by Connect Tech(RJ45 version)
- Open up a connection(9600,8,n,1) to your serial port via HyperTerminal or another serial terminal program
- Power up the BHN unit – The LEDs should begin scanning the ports in order
- During this scanning type “password” at a medium pace – If you don’t get an SCM prompt, reset the unit and try again until successful.
Step 2: Basic Configuration
- Once you’ve entered the SCM you can configure several sections of the BHN unit. The following are required/suggested:
- help: Displays all the various options used in the SCM. Similar features are available via the TCM.
- info: Displays basic information on the unit. Note the serial number.
- net mip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: Set the IP address you want the BHN to use. If your network uses DHCP then ignore this and set DHCP=yes
- boot delay=X: Set your BHN boot delay. If you don’t plan on using SCM in the future set this to a low value(2-5s)
- port # lmode=xxxx: If you have an RS-232/RS-485 capable box you should set all the desired default line settings for all ports.
- cfg password=xxxxx: Change your default SCM password if desired. Be sure to write it down somewhere safe.
Step 3: Configuration Manager
- Now that you’ve configured your basic settings, connect the BHN unit into your Ethernet network
- Using the installation CD that came with your BHN, install the Configuration Manager (Windows XP only currently)
- The installation is fairly straightforward, click next and yes for most options.
- After installation, the Config Manager should attempt to auto detect any Blue Heat/Net units on your network
- Select the Blue Heat/Net with the correct serial number.
- If you are unable to see your Blue Heat/Net check with your Network Admin to see that your PC/Network is properly configured to reach the Blue Heat/Net from your system.
- Once you’ve installed the Blue Heat/Net, right click on the unit and map the ports to the COM numbers you desire
Step 4: Windows port configuration
- When Windows opens a COM port it overwrites any settings other users may have set or the box uses by default.
- You should configure each port to the correct settings to ensure proper communications.
- Right click on the port and open the properties. This can be done in the Device Manager or Configuration Manager.
- There are many options here. The main one to look at is if you have an RS-232/RS-485 device. Be sure to select the correct line mode for each port.
Step 5: Test port functionality
- Once you’ve installed and configured the ports you can test them.
- Using a loopback plug or null modem cable you can loopback a single port or pair of ports together.
- Use a serial terminal program like HyperTerminal to ensure communications occur.
Step 6: Extra Info
- Once your unit is network accessible you can use TCM or WCM to connect to and configure the box.
- Remember settings in SCM, TCM, and WCM are stored locally in flash on the box. Windows keeps its own settings to make the box accessible from multiple machines.
For more information on setting up or configuring your Blue Heat/Net please contact technical support: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-426-8979 (519-836-1291).
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