Zero Configuration Setup
As an alternative to the conventional network configuration, VersaSync can also be setup using the zero-configuration networking technology (zeroconf).
When using zeroconf, a TCP/IP network will be created automatically, i.e. without the need for manual configuration: In a plug-and-play manner, once VersaSync's ETH connector is connected to a hub, you can directly access the VersaSync Web UI, using a standard web browser, without any configuration.
This is made possible because zeroconf utilizes these technologies:
- The automatic allocation of network addresses for all connected devices
- the automatic distribution and resolution of computer hostnames
- the automatic detection of all available network services.
For more information on the zeroconf technology and the multicast Domain Name System, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multicast_DNS.
Prior to using zeroconf, ensure the following requirements are met:
- Your LAN network must have DHCP enabled
- Your VersaSync unit must have DHCP enabled for its ETH0 port (this is the factory default setting)
- VersaSync supports zeroconf only its ETH0 port. Check the serial number label on the side of the unit, and take note of the last 6 digits of the MAC 0 address e.g., "0C 00 19"
- Windows 7/8 users should install Bonjour Print Services, otherwise access to
*.local addresses 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 3 steps:
- Connect VersaSync to a router on your LAN via the ETH connector (see Input/Output Connector)
- 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 [xxxxxx] 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 address also by accessing VersaSync's CLI via the I/O connector USB port, using e.g., the