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Connecting Network Cables

SecureSync provides a base 10/100 Ethernet port for full NTP functionality, as well as a comprehensive web-based user interface ("Web UI") for configuration, monitoring and diagnostic support. Additional network ports are available with the Gigabit Ethernet option card (1204-06).

Before connecting the network cable(s), you need to decide which port(s) you want to use for which purpose (e.g., ETH0 for configuration only, etc.), and how you want to configure basic network connectivity e.g., the IP address:

  1. Configure SecureSync via the unit's front panel: See Setting Up an IP Address via the Front Panel.
  2. Configure SecureSync by means of a PCPersonal Computer connected to an existing network.
    • When connecting to a hub, router, or network computer, use a straight-through wired, shielded CAT 5, Cat 5E or CAT 6 cable with RJ-45 connectors. Connect one end to the Ethernet port on the SecureSync rear panel, and the opposite end of the cable to a network hub or switch.
  3. Configure SecureSync by connecting a stand-alone computer directly via a dedicated network cable (standard-wired, or crossover cable):
    • When connecting directly to a stand-alone PC, use a network cable. Connect the cable to the NIC card of the computer.
      Since no DHCP server is available in this configuration both SecureSync, and the PC must be configured with static IP addresses that are on the same subnet (10.1.100.1 and 10.1.100.2 with a subnet value of 255.255.255.0 on both devices, for example). For more information on configuring static IP addresses, see Assigning a Static IP Address.

Once the unit is up and running, verify that the green link light on the Ethernet port is illuminated. The amber “Activity” link light may periodically illuminate when network traffic is present.