Connecting the Network
If you have more than one Pathport interface you will need to use a Ethernet
switcher to distribute the data from the computer. Use a normal Cat5 patch leads
to connect the computer to the Uplink connection on the switcher and to connect
each Pathport interface.
If you have only one Pathport interface you can connect the computer
directlty to the computer using a Cat5 cross-over patch lead.
This is a brief outline of a simple network setup.
To setup your computer network adapter,
Open the Windows Control Panel
Double-click Network Connections
Right-click on your Local Area Connection
and select Properties
On the General tab select Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties
Select the Use the following IP address radio
button, and specify 192.168.1.1 as the IP address.
Specify 255.255.255.0 for the subnet mask.
Starting the Pathports
Without your Pathports powered up open the
From the Options Menu, select Pathport
Communications/Enable Firmware Uploads
Re-start Pathport Manager to enable the servers
Configure the BOOTP server by selecting
Pathport Communications/Configure Bootp Server. The Bootp Server window
Make sure that your PC's IP address is correctly
noted in the Local IP box. If it is not, enter it and press enter.
Enter an IP range that does not include your PC's
IP address. For example, if your PC's IP address is 192.168.1.1, you should
enter 192.168.1.101 into the Address Range Start box, and 192.168.1.254 into
the Address Range end box.
Connect your Pathport network and power up your
nodes. They should all boot normally and show up (after a few seconds) in
Pathport Manager's network tree view.
Use the Pathport manager to set up the patching of DMX universe. Refer to the