404 Connecting to the Tracker IPm

Connecting to the Tracker IPm

Open Project

With your latest version of tool kit open

File / Open Project

Go to the folder where you placed the project file. Select the file then Open

Serial Connection

You may connect to your Tracker IPm by either serial or Ethernet. To avoid local network issues, serial may be the preferred method to begin with.

Connect the RS232 port of your PC to the System RS232 Port B of the Tracker IPm. Most new PCs sold today no longer have the 9 pin serial port but a serial to USB converter is readily available from your local computer score or order PN RJ45-DB9F-IPM from us.

Use the RJ45 to RS232 converter that comes in the box with the Tracker IPm to connect an RJ45 patch cable to the RS232 Port B found on the top of the controller. The assembly should look like this:

 

This is the recommended method to configure your Tracker IPm because it allows connection without IP address issues sometime found on local networks. IC Systems can better provide direct support if your Ethernet port is free to access the Internet.

Device / Select…

Select the radio button “Use com port”

See Figure 1. to the right. The only change you may need to make may be the COM number. See the drop down for all detected ports. OK

 

Ethernet Connection

Tracker IPms are generally shipped with the Ethernet port configured for DHCP. If your local network requires a static IP address, then you will not be able to connect. For the initial configuration, you should determine the  IP address assigned by your router by using the auto connect tool shown to the right.

To discover the IP address: Operations / Auto Detect EtherTRAK Stations…

If you are unable to easily connect to the Tracker IPm then it is highly recommended to connect by serial cable as previously described.

To continue, close the discover box then : Device / Select…

Select the radio button “Use Ethernet”

See Figure above. Enter the IP address. OK

Next Step:  Set Operating Parameters