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Xenta Server (Xenta 5/7/913) serial cable guide

Issue

If the Xenta Server IP address is unknown or lost, how can the user retrieve or reset the IP address?

Product Line

Satchwell MicroNet, TAC INET, TAC Vista

Environment

  • Xenta Servers
  • Xenta 511, 527, 555, 701, 711, 721, 731, 913

Cause

Once the Xenta Server IP address is lost, the user has to use a serial connection cable to connect the Xenta Server to the HyperTerminal in order to retrieve the IP address. The serial cable is a RS-232 to RJ10 cable which can be purchase from Schneider Electric order entry (Part number: 00730920). For some reason, if the cable need to be home made, please follow the steps below to connect correct pins.

Note: some third party IP search/scan software can be used to search all IP addresses in a range. User can also use this type of software to retrieve Xenta Server’s IP addresses.

Resolution

Xenta Server serial cable guide:

  1. Connect RJ10 pin 1 to RS232 pin 2.
  2. Connect RJ10 pin 2 to RS232 pin 3.
  3. Connect RJ10 pin 4 to RS232 pin 5.
  4. Connect RS232 pin 1, 6, 4 together.

Refer to IP setup for a Xenta server (Xenta 5/7/9xx) through serial communication for how to set up HyperTerminal in order to retrieve/setup Xenta Server IP address.

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