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Setting up an IP Address

In order for NetClock to be accessible via your network, you need to assign an IP address to NetClock, as well as a subnet mask and gateway, unless you are using an address assigned by a DHCP server.

Note: The setup process for NetClock 9489 (which has no front panel display and keyboard) is described in Setting Up a Temporary IP Address Remotely.

There are several ways to setup an IP address, described below:

  • via the front panel keypad and information display
  • remotely …
    • … via serial cable
    • … via dedicated network cable
    • … via a DHCP network.

Before you continue …

… please obtain the following information from your network administrator:

  • Available static IP address
    • This is the unique address assigned to the NetClock unit by the network administrator. Make sure the chosen address is outside of the DHCP range of your DHCP server.

      Note: The default static IP address of the NetClock unit is 10.10.201.x (x= dependent on ETH port).

  • Subnet mask (for the network)
    • The subnet mask defines the number of bits taken from the IP address that are used in the network portion. The number of network bits used in the net mask can range from 8 to 30 bits.
  • Gateway address
    • The gateway (default router) address is needed if communication to the NetClock is made outside of the local network. By default, the gateway is disabled.

Note: Make sure you are assigning a static IP address to your NetClock unit that is outside of the DHCP range defined for the DHCP server. Your system administrator will be able to tell you what this range is.