Setup an Access Series Satellite (DHCP)

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Setup an Access Series Satellite (DHCP)

Overview

All Access Series Satellites (hardware) are delivered with the subnet 192.168.0 and an IP address of 192.168.0.98.

When using DHCP the following settings are picked up automatically which will allow the device to connect successfully.

  • Available IP address
  • Gateway IP
  • DNS IP addresses

The next steps explain how to point the device to a specific MyConnection Server engine.

Connect Device

Connect the Device to the required network.

Download Firmware

There are two download options on the download page. The first is just the configuration utility, the second is an installer that contains all the latest firmware and the configuration utility. The latter requires verification from sales as to license status.

The firmware isn't required to setup the device, so download the configuration utility.

download firmware
Fig 1. ACM Download Options

Run the Configuration Utility

The configuration utility is capable of connceting to any Access Device via IP or domain. If the device is on the same network as the machine running the configuration utility then clicking the Search button should auto populate the drop down list box with any devices on the network.

configuration utility
Fig 2. The configuration utility

Search and Connect

Click the Search button to populate the drop down list (if the search fails make sure the device is on the same network and/or manually enter the device IP).

Select the device from the drop down list and click the Connect button.

There is no password by default, this can be set later.

configuration utility
Fig 3. Connect to Device

Set MCS Host

Once connected click on the Network Configuration tab.

Enter, as shown below, the URL and port of the host MCS. The device will then appear in the Satellites list in MCS. It can then be assigned work orders and serve tests.

configuration utility
Fig 4. Set MCS Host