Your LAN Administrator will provide these parameters. These parameters can only be installed into the PARTNER or MERLIN Messaging system using the module’s RS-232 serial interface and a PC-based communication application, such as HyperTerminal. The HyperTerminal application is available on any PC running a Windows (95, 98, NT, 2000, or XP) operating system. The PC must have its serial port connected to the RS-232 labeled port on the front panel of the messaging system module. This will require a D8W cable (up to 25-feet), a 355AF adapter, and a male DB-25-to-female-DB-9 connector. For more information regarding this serial connection, see the section “Establishing a session” in the “Terminal Based Reporting, Diagnostics and Maintenance” section of the MERLIN Messaging Release 4.0 or PARTNER Messaging Release 7.0 Installation, Programming, and Trouble Shooting Guide Online contained on the Library CD.
The following steps describe how to install the assigned Static IP, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway addresses on the messaging system:
1. Connect the RS-232 cable from a PC to the RS-232 serial port on the messaging module.
2. Start a HyperTerminal session on the PC. The Connection Description dialog box appears.
3. Enter a name that describes the connection (for example, MERLIN Messaging or PARTNER Messaging), and click the OK button. The Connect To dialog box appears.
4. From the Connect using box, select the COM port to which the RS-232 cable is connected, and then click the OK button. The COM Properties dialog box appears.
5. Set the following options:
ƒ Bits per second: 38400 (MERLIN Messaging) or 19200 (PARTNER Messaging) ƒ Data bits: 8 ƒ Parity: None ƒ Stop bits: 1 ƒ Flow control: None
6. Click the OK button. The messaging system prompts you to login.
7. Type sysadmin, and then press the ENTER key. The Password prompt appears.
8. Enter the administrator password, and then press the ENTER key. The Options menu appears.