DeviceMaster DM/PRO/RTS/Serial Hub Different Physical Network

Use the following procedure to associate a MAC address to a DeviceMaster that is not on the same physical network segment or not connected directly to the NIC.

This procedure does not include initially programming the IPv4 address, which was discussed in Programming the IP Address.

  1. Make sure that you have installed the hardware (DeviceMaster DM-2000 series, DeviceMaster PRO, DeviceMaster RTS or DeviceMaster Serial Hub), configured the IP address, and uploaded the latest version of SocketServer.

  2. If necessary, open the Comtrol Drivers Management Console, Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. > DeviceMaster Drivers Management Console

  3. Highlight the appropriate DeviceMaster.

  4. Enter the MAC address in the MAC Mode text box.

    When you enter the MAC address, make sure that you use the correct format: 00 C0 4E xx xx xx. A space must separate each pair of digits. A MAC address is located on a label on the DeviceMaster or use PortVision DX to scan the network, which will display the MAC address.

  5. Click Apply to program the driver with the MAC address of the DeviceMaster.

  6. Optionally, you can click the Advanced tab and verify that the Device Status message indicates that the DeviceMaster is active and Ok.

  7. Highlight the DeviceMaster.

    If the DeviceMaster is not on the same network segment, enter the IP address of the DeviceMaster in the IP Mode text box.

  8. Click the IP Mode radio button.

  9. Click Apply to program the driver for IP mode.

  10. Configure device properties.

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