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Setting Up an IP Address via the Front Panel

Note: This topic applies only to NetClock 9483 units. If you are setting up a NetClock 9489 unit (which does not have a front panel information display and keypad), see Setting Up a Temporary IP Address Remotely.

Assigning an IP address to NetClock, using the front panel keypad and information display is a preferred way to provide network access to the unit, thus enabling you thereafter to complete the setup process via the Web UI.

Keypad Operation

The functions of the six keys are:

  • < > arrow keys: Navigate to a menu option (will be highlighted)
  • ˄ ˅ arrow keys: Scroll through parameter values in edit displays
  • ENTER key: Select a menu option, or load a parameter when editing
  • BACK key: Return to previous display or abort an edit process

An illustration showing how to navigate the front panel menu tree can be found here: Front Panel Keypad, and Display

IP configuration, step-by-step instructions:

  1. Disable DHCP:
    1. Press the key.
    2. Using the arrow key, select Netv4 from the menu.
      (To select a menu item, highlight it using the arrow keys, then press the key.)
    3. Select the Ethernet interface for which DHCP is to be disabled, such as eth0.
    4. Select DHCP from the next menu. The display will show State=Enabled and Action=Disabled.

      (The State is the current DHCP setting and the Action is the action to take. You can only change the Action setting.)

    1. Press the key once to select the action, then again to apply it.
  2. Enter IP Address and Subnet Mask:
    1. Still on the Home > Netv4 > eth[0-3] menu, select IP Address, and change "N=010.010.201.001/16” to the value of the static IP address and subnet mask/network bits to be assigned (for a list of subnet mask values refer to the table Subnet mask values).
    2. Press the key once to enter the setting, then again to apply the new setting.
  3. Enter the Gateway Address (if required)
    1. Still on the Home > Netv4 menu, select the Gateway option (Home > Netv4 > eth0 > Gateway).
    2. Press the key once to enter the setting, then again to apply the new setting.
    3. The display will change, allowing you to input an address at N=000.000.000.001. Enter the gateway address here. The address entered must correspond to the same network IP address assigned to NetClock.
  4. Enable/disable the Port (if required)
    1. Still on the Home > Netv4 menu, select the eth[X]port that you want to enable or disable.
    2. Note: By default, eth0 is enabled, while all other ports are disabled.

    3. Navigate to the Port option (Home > Netv4 > eth0 > Port).
    4. Press the ˄ ˅ arrow keys once to change between Enable and Disable.

After all applicable settings have been updated, press the key three times to return to the main display. It should now resemble the following example:

Note: Despite having entered an IP address, the information display will show 0.0.0.0 if NetClock could not detect an active link on the corresponding network interface.

Note: About DNS: The Primary and Secondary DNS servers are set automatically if using DHCP. If DHCP is not available, they can be configured manually in the NetClock Web UI via the Network/General Setup screen.

The remainder of the configuration settings will be performed via the Web UI (accessed via an external workstation with a web browser such as Firefox® or Chrome®). For more information, see The Web UI HOME Screen.