DeviceMaster 500 Hardware Installation Overview
The following steps provide an overview of the hardware installation.
You can refer to the
DeviceMaster 500 Installation and Configuration Guide (Rev A)
for detailed hardware installation procedures for your model or check for the web for a
If you plan on using an NS-Link device driver,
make sure that you
do not connect RS-422/485 devices until the appropriate port interface type has been
configured in the driver. The NS-Link default serial port setting is RS-232.
Record the MAC address, model number, and serial number of the
If necessary, mount the DeviceMaster 500.
Connect the DeviceMaster 500 to the same Ethernet network segment as the host PC
using a standard network cable.
Apply power to the DeviceMaster 500 by connecting the AC power adapter to the DeviceMaster 500,
the appropriate power cord for your location to the power adapter, and plugging the power cord into
a power source.
Verify that the Status or PWR LED has completed the boot cycle and network connection for the
DeviceMaster 500 is functioning properly using the following table.
Status or PWR
4-port model has a PWR LED on the reverse side from the serial connectors.
If lit, the Status or PWR LED indicates the DeviceMaster 500 has power and completed
the boot cycle.
The Status or PWR LED flashes while booting and it takes approximately 15 seconds for the Bootloader to
complete the cycle. When the Bootloader completes the cycle, the LED has a solid, steady light that
blinks approximately every 30 seconds.
LINK ACT (UP/DOWN)
If the Link/Act or LINK ACT LED is lit, it indicates a working Ethernet connection.
If the 100 LED is lit, it indicates a working 100 MB Ethernet connection (100 MB network, only).
If the LED is not lit, it indicates a 10 MB Ethernet connection.
1-Port Models do not have RX/TX LEDs.
The RX (yellow) and TX (green) LEDs function accordingly when the cable is attached properly to a serial device.
After power cycling the DeviceMaster 500, RX/TX LEDs are off.
The LEDs do not function as described until the port has been opened by an application.
You can use
Test Terminal or
minicom to open a port or ports if you want to test a port or ports.
If the port is configured for RS-232/422 mode:
If the port is configured for RS-485 mode:
Configure the DeviceMaster 500 IP address.