Zero Configuration Setup
As an alternative to conventional network configuration, VersaSync can also be set up using the zero-configuration networking technology ("zeroconf").
Note: You can use Zeroconf on either Ethernet port if DHCP is enabled. Zeroconf must be used with a DHCP server.
When using zeroconf, a TCP/IP network will be created automatically, i.e. without the need for manual configuration: Once VersaSync's ETH connector is connected to a network, you can directly access the VersaSync Web UI, using a standard web browser, without any configuration.
Zeroconf can be used to connect to the unit through the Web UI:
- when you need to identify the IP address assigned to your unit through DHCP (DHCP must be enabled through the Web UI or CLI)
- in circumstances when your unit is not connected directly to a PC
- when you wish to access the Web UI of your VersaSync without using the CLI commands or serial connection
- anytime the IP address of a unit is not known
Prior to using zeroconf, ensure the following requirements are met:
- Your network is DHCP enabled, and DHCP is enabled on the individual ETH port you are using.
- The PC you will use to communicate with your unit is connected to the same network as your VersaSync.
- Windows 7/8 users should install Bonjour Print Services, otherwise access to
*.localaddresses will not be possible.
- Windows 10 already supports mDNS and DNS-SD, hence there is no need to install additional software.
Connect to the Web UI of your VersaSync unit in these steps:
- Check the serial number label on the side of the unit, and write down the last 6 digits of the MAC 0 address: e.g., "
0C 00 19". Note that you will use the same MAC address for either Ethernet port.
- Connect the VersaSync to a router on your LAN via the ETH connector
(see Initial Network Setup).
- Connect the power supply to the VersaSync unit.
On a connected computer, open your web browser and in the URL field type the following:
where the [xxxxxx] of the hostname are the last six digits of the MAC 0 address you copied from the serial number label on the unit.
You should now be prompted for a username and password. The factory default credentials are:
Note: If you do not have physical access to the unit, you can obtain the MAC 0 address by accessing VersaSync's CLI via the I/O connector USB port, using e.g., the
Once you logged into the VersaSync via zeroconf, you can retrieve the DHCP address for future use:
Navigate to MANAGEMENT: NETWORK > Network Setup. In the Ports panel, click on the information button next to each Ethernet port. The popup window will display the assigned DCHP IP address for the selected port.