You may want to change the IP address of the Speedway reader from the default DHCP to a static address. For this procedure, you will need to connect to either the Ethernet port or the Console port on the Speedway reader.
- Download PuTTY from the link below, if you have not already done so:
- Launch PuTTY. If prompted, run it as administrator.
- In "PuTTY Configuration" screen, follow the appropriate steps depending on which port on the Speedway reader you are connected to:
A) If you're connected to the Ethernet port on the Speedway reader,
A-1) Choose "SSH" Connection type (default).
A-2) Enter the Speedway reader's hostname in the "Host Name (or IP address)" field. The hostname for the Speedway reader is: speedwayr-xx-yy-zz where xx-yy-zz is the last three sections of the Speedway reader's MAC address.
B) If you're connected to the Console port on the Speedway reader,
B-1) Choose "Serial" for Connection type.
B-2) In "Serial line" field, enter the COM port number (<- how to find it?)
B-3) In "Speed" field, enter 115200.
- Click "Open" button.
- You should get an RShell login prompt. If you see a blank screen, hit the "Enter" key once.
- Type the following login and password information:
(the password may not be shown as you type them)
- Once you've successfully logged in, you will see something similar to the following. You are now logged into the reader's RShell interface.
- To find out the Speedway reader's IP address, type the following at the RShell prompt:
> show network summary
The results (as shown below) indicate a couple of things:
a) ipAddressMode = 'Dynamic' means this Speedway reader is set to acquire its IP address via DHCP. If this Speedway reader was set to a static IP address, it would say 'Static'.
b) ipAddress = '192.168.0.20' indicates this is the IP address for this Speedway reader.
- To change the IP address, type the following at the RShell prompt:
a) To set the Speedway reader to DHCP:
> config network ip dynamic
b) To set the Speedway reader to a static IP address:
> config network ip static xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
("xxx"s are values between 1 and 255. For example, "config network ip static 192.168.0.20")
> config network ip static xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
(for example, if you type:
> config network ip static 192.168.0.20 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.255
you are configuring the IP address, Netmask, Gateway, and Broadcast Address respectively, separated by a space character)
NOTE: consult the RShell Reference Manual for additional details.
- To exit from the RShell interface, type the following at the RShell prompt:
How to find COM port number
- Press the Windows key and R at the same time. Run dialog opens.
- Enter devmgmt.msc and click OK button. If prompted, choose Yes.
- In Device Manager, expand Ports (COM & LPT).
- Find "USB Serial Port (COMx) entry. Use this COM port number in PuTTY's serial connection (in the example below, it is COM4).