How to connect to RPS using: ‘Connect Via: IP Direct’:
B-Series or GV4 panels can use IP Direct as a means to connect to Remote Programming Software locally. IP Direct uses an Ethernet cable connected directly between the computer and IP Communicator. Provided both the control panel and IP Communicator are configured for DHCP, IP Direct completes the connection to RPS.
How it works:
The computer and IP Communicator are both set to DHCP and therefore both request an IP address from a server. With the Ethernet cable connected directly between computer and IP Communicator and no DHCP server is available, the PC fails to obtain an IP address and falls back to the APIPA (Automatic Private IP Address) of 169.254.xxx.xxx (where xxx= a random number between 0-255). The IP Communicator, also configured to DHCP, will fall back to its Automatic IP Address of 169.254.1.1. When configured in this way connecting via ‘IP Direct’ will work because both the computer and IP communicator fall within the same subnet by design.
Configure the IP Communicator and computer to connect Via: IP Direct:
How to connect to RPS using ‘Connect Via: Network’: