X8-A11-E-A

Manufacturer Part NumberX8-A11-E-A
DescriptionCONNECTPORT X8 2.4GHZ
ManufacturerDigi International
SeriesConnectPort™ X8
X8-A11-E-A datasheets
 


Specifications of X8-A11-E-A

FunctionTransceiver, Xbee, GatewayModulation Or ProtocolUDP/TCP, DHCP, SNMPv1
Frequency2.4GHzApplicationsGeneral Purpose
InterfaceRJ45, DB-9, 2 USBSensitivity-93dBm
Power - Output15dBmData Rate - Maximum54Mbps
Voltage - Supply12VDCWireless Frequency2.4 GHz
Interface TypeRS-232, Ethernet, USBModulationBPSK, CCK, DBPSK, DQPSK, QPSK
Security256 bit AES, 3DES, DES, SSL TunnelOperating Voltage9 V to 30 V
Output Power3.1 WAntenna4 in Dipole with 2 ft Cable
Operating Temperature Range- 30 C to + 60 CLead Free Status / RoHS StatusLead free / RoHS Compliant
Features-Other names602-1171
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X8-A11-E-A Summary of contents

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    ... ConnectPort™ X Family User’s Guide ™ ConnectPort X Family Products: ConnectPort X2 ™ ConnectPort X2 XTend ConnectPort X4 ConnectPort X4 H ConnectPort X8 90000832_C ® /XStream variants ...

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    ... International Inc. 2010. All Rights Reserved. The Digi logo, Digi Connect, iDigi, ConnectPort, Digi SureLink, Digi Dialserv are trademarks or registered trademarks of Digi International, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Digi International. Digi provides this document “ ...

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    Contents Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................3 About this guide...........................................................................................................................................................................6 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................................................6 Audience..............................................................................................................................................................................6 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................................................6 Where to find more information..........................................................................................................................................6 Digi contact information .....................................................................................................................................................7 Chapter 1: Introduction............................................................................................................................................................8 Important Safety Information ..............................................................................................................................................8 ConnectPort X Family products ..........................................................................................................................................9 Wireless carrier certifications..............................................................................................................................................9 Features .............................................................................................................................................................................10 User interfaces.........................................................................................................................................................10 Quick reference ...

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    SIM card slots..........................................................................................................................................................44 Power cable fitting ..................................................................................................................................................45 Optional Ethernet hub feature .................................................................................................................................46 Chapter 3: Configure Digi devices.........................................................................................................................................47 Default IP address and methods for assigning an IP address ............................................................................................48 Configure an IP address using DHCP .....................................................................................................................48 Configure an IP address using ...

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    ... Industry Canada (IC) certifications .......................................................................................................................231 Safety statements...................................................................................................................................................232 International EMC (Electromagnetic Emissions/Immunity/Safety) standards .....................................................234 Chapter 7: Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................................235 Troubleshooting Resources .............................................................................................................................................235 System status LEDs.........................................................................................................................................................236 ConnectPort X2 LEDs and buttons .......................................................................................................................236 ConnectPort X4 LEDs and buttons .......................................................................................................................238 ConnectPort X4 H LEDs.......................................................................................................................................239 ConnectPort X8 LEDs and buttons .......................................................................................................................242 Glossary ....................................................................................................................................................................................245 5 ...

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    About this guide Purpose This guide describes and shows how to install, provision, configure, monitor, and administer Digi devices. Audience This guide is intended for those responsible for setting up Digi devices. It assumes some familiarity with networking concepts and ...

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    ... Digi contact information For more information about Digi products, or for customer service and technical support, contact Digi International. To Contact Digi International Mail World Wide Web: email Telephone (U.S.) Telephone (other locations) by: Digi International 11001 Bren Road East Minnetonka, MN 55343 U.S.A. http://www.digi.com/support/ http://www ...

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    Introduction This chapter introduces Digi devices and their product families, types of connections and data paths in which Digi devices can be used, and the interface options available for configuring, monitoring, and administering Digi devices. Important ...

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    ConnectPort X Family products The ConnectPort X Family of products is intended to provide gateway functionality between various network technologies such as Ethernet, cellular, Wi-Fi, and XBee. In addition to providing IP network connectivity between cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks ...

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    Features This is an overview of key features in Digi devices. Software features are covered in more detail in the next three chapters. Hardware specifications and are covered in Chapter 6, "Specifications and certifications" User interfaces There are several user ...

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    Quick reference for configuring features This guide primarily focuses on configuring, monitoring, and administering Digi devices from the web interface. This table provides a quick reference for configuring features and performing device tasks, and where to find the features and ...

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    Feature/task Connection management:   Manage serial port connections   Manage Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections   Manage active system connections   Manage network services Domain Name System (DNS):   DNS Client   Dynamic DNS ...

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    Feature/task IP forwarding: Network Address Translation (NAT) and port forwarding configuration/static routes IP pass-through Mobile (cellular) settings:   Provisioning the cellular modules   Mobile service provider and connection settings   SureLink™ settings   Short Message Service ...

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    Feature/task Security/access control features:   Control access to inbound ports   Secure Shell Server (SSH)   Establish/change user name for a user   Issue a new/changed password to a user Serial port configuration:   Basic ...

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    Feature/task Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP):   Configure SNMP through the web interface   Enable/disable SNMP service   Enable/disable SNMP alarm traps   Use SNMP as primary configuration interface System information: assign system- identifying information to ...

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    Feature/task XBee wireless network configuration and management:   XBee network configuration through web UI   XBee network configuration through the iDigi Platform   XBee network monitoring/ management through web UI   XBee network monitoring/ management through ...

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    Hardware features A summary of hardware features, including power-supply information "Hardware specifications" on page 223. Network interface features A detailed list of network interface features is in Chapter 6, "Specifications and certifications". See also the data sheet for ...

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    IP protocol support All Digi devices include a Robust on-board TCP/IP stack with a built-in web server. Supported protocols include, unless otherwise noted: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)  User Datagram Protocol (UDP)   Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)  ...

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    Serial data communication over TCP and UDP Digi devices support serial data communication over TCP and UDP. Key features include: Serial data communication over TCP, also known as autoconnect and tcpserial can  automatically perform the following functions: – Establish ...

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    Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP protocol for managing and monitoring network devices. SNMP architecture enables a network administrator to manage nodes--servers, workstations, routers, switches, hubs, etc.-- network; manage network performance, find ...

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    Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) transports multi-protocol packets over point-to-point links. PPP encapsulates the data packet, allows the server to inform the dial-up client of its IP address (or client to request the IP address), authenticates the exchange, ...

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    Mobile/Cellular features and protocol support Key cellular features in cellular-enabled Digi devices include: GSM: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, SMS  CDMA: 1xRTT, Ev-DO (Revs 0 and A)  IPSec ESP / IKE   IP Pass-through, also known as bridge ...

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    RealPort software Digi devices use the patented RealPort COM/TTY port redirection for Microsoft Windows. RealPort software provides a virtual connection to serial devices, no matter where they reside on the network. The software is installed directly on the host PC ...

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    Modem emulation Digi devices include a configuration profile that allows the device to emulate a modem. Modem emulation sends and receives modem responses to a serial device over TCP/IP (including Ethernet and Cellular instead of Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). ...

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    ... The Digi Connect Family Customization and Integration Guide (Part Number 90000734; available with the Digi Connect Integration Kit) describes customization and integration tools and processes. Contact Digi International for more information on the Digi Connect Integration Kit customization tools and resources and for assistance with customization efforts. ...

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    Supported connections and data paths in Digi devices Digi devices allow for several kinds of connections and paths for data flow between the Digi device and other entities. These connections can be grouped into two main categories: Network services, in ...

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    Network services associated with serial ports in general  RealPort: A single TCP connection manages (potentially) multiple serial ports.  Modem emulation, also known as pseudo-modem (pool): A TCP connection to the “pool” port is interpreted as an incoming call ...

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    Command-line interface (CLI)-based client connections Command-line interface based client connections are available for use once a user has established a session with the Digi device’s CLI. CLI-based client connections include: telnet: A connection is made to a remote entity using ...

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    Interfaces for configuring, monitoring, and administering Digi devices There are several interfaces for configuring, monitoring, and administering Digi devices. These interfaces are covered in more detail later in this guide. Configuration capabilities Device configuration involves setting values and enabling features ...

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    ... The Digi Device Discovery utility locates Digi devices on a network and allows for opening the web interface for discovered devices, configuring network settings, and rebooting the device. It uses a Digi International-proprietary protocol, Advanced Digi Discovery Protocol (ADDP), to discover the Digi devices on a network, and displays the discovered devices in a list, for example: Digi Device Discovery quickly locates Digi devices and basic device information, such as the device’ ...

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    Platform interface The iDigi Platform provides remote network management of all connected hardware. In contrast to the one-user-to-one device model of other Digi device interfaces, the iDigi Platform uses a one- user-to-many-devices interface model. By providing a central point ...

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    For more information on the iDigi Platform as an remote management interface, see these resources: "Remote management settings" on page 161. This section shows how to configure  settings within Digi devices so that they can be handled through a ...

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    Web interface A web interface is provided as an easy way to configure and monitor Digi devices. Configurable features are grouped into several categories. These categories vary by product; examples include Network, Serial Port, Alarms, System, Remote Management, Security. Most ...

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    Command-line interface Digi devices can be configured by issuing commands from the command line. The command-line interface allows communication directly without a graphical interface. To access the command line from the Digi Device Discovery utility, click Telnet to command line. ...

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    Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP protocol for managing and monitoring network devices. The SNMP architecture enables a network administrator to manage nodes-- servers, workstations, routers, switches, hubs, etc.-- network; manage network ...

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    Monitoring capabilities and interfaces Monitoring Digi devices includes such tasks as checking device status, checking runtime state, viewing serial port operations, and reviewing network statistics, and managing their connections. There are several interfaces for monitoring Digi devices and managing their ...

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    Device administration Periodically, administrative tasks need to be performed on Digi devices, such as uploading and managing files, changing the password for logging onto the device, backing up and restoring device configurations, updating firmware, restoring the configuration to factory defaults, ...

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    Hardware installation This section details requirements and recommendations for installing ConnectPort X Family products ...

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    Hardware installation for ConnectPort X4 H Connector pinouts The ConnectPort X4 H has three connectors. The 2-pin power connector is properly wired before shipping.  The 9-pin RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 connector must be wired by the customer  according ...

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    RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 connector pinouts RS-232 Pin Function RXD 3 TXD 4 DTR 5 GND 6 DSR 7 RTS 8 CTS +12VDC switched power out RS-422 Pin Function Pin 1 CTS(-) 1 ...

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    Pin Function 1 +24VDC sensor power 2 GND 3 Input/Output 1 4 +24VDC sensor power 5 GND 6 Input/Output 2 7 +24VDC sensor power 8 GND 9 Input/Output 3 10 +24VDC sensor power 11 GND 12 Input/Output ...

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    Cable fittings To route serial, Ethernet or sensor cables outside the enclosure, and maintain IP66 rating, the three hole plugs can be replaced with cable grips, available in different diameters. These can be purchased separately from Digi. To wire sensors ...

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    Antenna options and connectors ConnectPort X4 H has two antenna connectors, one for cellular networks and the other for XBee networks. Connect the antennas that come with the unit you purchased. Cellular Antenna Connector XBee Antenna Connector Cable Grips H ...

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    SIM card slots There are two SIM card slots on the circuit board.If you are only using one SIM, insert it into the primary SIM slot (lower slot ...

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    Power cable fitting Class 1, Div 2 units Warning For customers who have purchased a C1D2-approved unit with cable and conduit to wire into the main power supply: Make sure that the mains power to the junction box where the ...

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    Optional Ethernet hub feature The Ethernet hub for the ConnectPort pre-wired to pins 13 and 14 of the 14-pin Phoenix sensor connector for power and ground. It also comes with an Ethernet cable connecting one of the ...

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    Configure Digi devices This chapter describes how to configure a Digi device. It covers these topics: Identifying the predefined static IP address for your Digi device on page 48   "Default ...

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    Default IP address and methods for assigning an IP address All products that have a cellular (WAN) interface ship with static IP address for the Ethernet port of 192.168.1.1 and DHCP server enabled by default. Therefore, simply connecting a laptop ...

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    Configure an IP address from the command-line interface The set network command configures an IP address from the command line. Include the following parameters: ip=device ip: The IP address for the device.  gateway=gateway: The network gateway IP address.  ...

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    Configuration through the iDigi Platform The iDigi Platform is an on-demand service. After creating an iDigi account, you can connect to the iDigi Platform. There are no infrastructure requirements. Remote devices and enterprise business applications connect to the iDigi Platform ...

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    Add the Digi device to the idigi.com Device List To add your Digi device to the device list, follow these steps: Log into the iDigi.com user portal using the username and password you just created. The 1 iDigi Platform interface ...

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    If the device is not locally accessible or cannot be automatically discovered, you can Note still add it by clicking the Add Manually button and enter the MAC address found on the bottom of the device. If you manually add ...

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    Platform views for configuring and managing Digi devices The iDigi Platform has several views for configuring and managing network devices. Device list The iDigi device list displays all the devices in your network. This view allows for viewing and ...

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    Device operations menu In the device list, right-clicking on a selected device displays the device operations menu for performing key device-management tasks, such as file management, restoring the device to factory defaults, updating firmware, and displaying device properties. The image ...

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    Device properties view Selecting Properties from the device operations menu displays a system summary of the selected device, and a menu of configuration settings, similar to the menu on the home page of the web interface for a Digi device. ...

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    Node View From the XBee Network view, click Basic, Advanced, or Summary to view details about nodes. The Basic view shows the basic configuration settings for a node. . The Advanced view shows more detailed configuration settings for a node. ...

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    The Summary view displays running-state and status information for a node. For more information on iDigi Platform To learn more about the iDigi Platform and the services it provides, see the iDigi Device Management and Web Services Tutorial ...

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    Configuration through the web interface Open the web interface To open the web interface, either enter the Digi device’s URL in a web browser and log on to the device, if required, or use the Digi Device Discovery utility to ...

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    Discover devices From the start menu, select Start > Programs > Digi Connect > Digi Device Discovery. The Digi Device Discovery application is displayed. Locate the device in the list of devices, and double-click it, or select the Digi device ...

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    Organization of the web interface When the web interface is opened, the Home page is displayed. Here is a home page for a ConnectPort X Family product ...

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    The Home page The left side of the Home page has a menu of choices that display pages for configuration, management, and administration tasks, and to log out of the web interface. This chapter focuses on the choices under Configuration ...

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    Restore the Digi device to factory defaults The device configuration can be reset to factory defaults as needed during the configuration process. See "Restore a device configuration to factory defaults" on page 217. Online help Online help is available for ...

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    Change the IP address from the web interface, as needed Normally, IP addresses are assigned to Digi devices either through DHCP or the Digi Device Setup Wizard. This procedure assumes that the Digi device already has an IP address and ...

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    Network configuration settings The Network configuration pages include: Ethernet IP settings: For viewing IP address settings and changing as needed. See  page 66.  WiFi IP settings: For setting the IP address used for wireless LAN communication. See page ...

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    IP Pass-through settings: Configures a Digi Cellular Family device to pass its mobile  IP address directly through and to the Ethernet device (router or PC) to which it is connected through the Ethernet port. The Digi Cellular Family device ...

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    Ethernet IP settings The Ethernet IP Settings page configure how the IP address of the Digi device is obtained, either by DHCP or by using a static IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. For more information about how these ...

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    WiFi LAN settings Digi devices with Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) capability contain a wireless network interface that may be used to communicate to wireless networks using 802.11b8 technology. Contact your administrator or consult wireless access point documentation for the settings required ...

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    WiFi security settings The WiFi security settings specify the wireless security settings that the wireless network uses. Multiple security and authentication modes may be chosen depending on the configuration of the access point or wireless network. The wireless device will ...

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    Data Encryption: Multiple encryption methods can be selected.  Use any available encryption method: – method used will be determined by the capabilities of the wireless network. Use the following selected method(s): Selects one or more encryption – methods. Open ...

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    WiFi 802.1x authentication settings These settings are not required based on the current Wi-Fi authentication settings. They are only configurable when WEP with 802.1x authentication or WPA with 802.1x authentication are enabled on the WiFi Security Settings tab. EAP Methods: ...

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    DHCP server settings The DHCP server feature can be enabled in a Digi device to allow other devices or hosts on this network to be assigned dynamic IP addresses. This DHCP server supports a single subnetwork scope. For the DHCP ...

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    When a DHCP client actively releases a lease, or when the lease expires without being renewed by the client, the DHCP server does not immediately delete the lease record and return the associated IP address to the available ...

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    DHCP server configuration settings Here are the configuration settings for the DHCP server. Typically, these settings can be modified without having to restart the DHCP server for the changes to become effective in the running server. Enable Dynamic Host Configuration ...

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    Send the DHCP Server IP address as a DNS Proxy Server: This option configures  the DHCP Server to send its IP address to a DHCP client as the first DNS server in its lease information. This Digi device supports ...

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    Network services settings The Network Services page shows a set of common network services that are available for Digi devices, and the network port on which the service is running. Common network services can be enabled and disabled, and the ...

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    The table shows network services, services provided, and the default network port number for each service. Service Device Discovery, also known as Advanced Digi Discovery Protocol (ADDP) Encrypted (Secure) RealPort RealPort Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Modem Emulation Pool (pmodem) Modem ...

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    Service Telnet Server Telnet Passthrough Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Echo Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Passthrough User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Echo User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Passthrough Web Server, also known as HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Secure Web Server, also known as ...

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    Dynamic DNS update settings A Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service allows a user whose IP address is dynamically assigned to be located by a host or domain name. Before a DDNS service may be used, you must create an account with ...

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    DynDNS.org DDNS Service: You must create your account at  can successfully register the IP address of your Digi device with their service. Please familiarize yourself with their service options and requirements, in order to most effectively use this feature ...

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    Status and history information The next settings show status and history information for the DDNS service.  Most Recent DDNS Service Update Status: This section provides the status of the most recent attempt to update a DDNS service or server. ...

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    IP filtering settings You can better restrict your device on the network by only allowing certain devices or networks to connect. This is better known as IP Filtering or Access Control Lists (ACL). By enabling IP filtering, you are telling ...

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    IP forwarding settings When a Digi device acts as a router and communicates on both a private and public network with different interfaces sometimes necessary to forward certain connections to other devices. This is also known as Network ...

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    Enable DMZ Forwarding to this IP address: DMZ Forwarding allows you to specify a single host (DMZ Server) on the private (internal) network that is available to anyone with access to the NAT Public Interface IP address, for any ...

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    Forward TCP/UDP/FTP connections from external networks to the following internal devices: Specifies a list of connections based on a specific IP port and where those connections should be forwarded to. Typically the connecting devices come from the public side ...

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    IP Network Failover settings The IP Network Failover feature provides a dynamic method for selecting and configuring the default gateway for the Digi device. Failover uses of a set of rules and link tests to determine whether a particular network ...

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    Network Failover General Settings  Enable IP Network Failover: Enable the Network Failover feature in the Digi device. Click the checkbox to turn failover on or off. Enable fallback to the non-failover default gateway priority method: The fallback  option ...

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    Send Interval (Ping Test): The time interval in seconds between sending ping requests during a ping link test. The ping tests sends a ping request ping reply is received before the Send Interval expires, another ping request is ...

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    The following four Link Test options are used if the Ping or TCP Connection Link Test is selected. Repeat the test every: N seconds: The time interval (N) in seconds between the end of  a successful link test and ...

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    Socket tunnel settings A Socket Tunnel can be used to connect two network devices: one on the Digi device’s local network and the other on the remote network. This is especially useful for providing SSL data protection when the local ...

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    Virtual Private Network (VPN) settings Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are used to securely connect two private networks together so that devices may connect from one network to the other network using secure channels.VPN uses IP Security (IPSec) technology to protect ...

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    VPN Global Settings  General Security Settings – Enable Antireplay: Antireplay allows the IPsec tunnel receiver to detect and reject packets that have been replayed. Set this field to match that at the remote VPN gateway. The default is Enabled. ...

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    VPN tunnel configuration settings  Description: Enter a short, one-line description of the VPN tunnel.  VPN Tunnel: Displays settings for encryption and authentication keys. Selecting ISAKMP is recommended the standard protocol used by almost all VPN devices. ...

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    Local Endpoint:  If the Local Endpoint Type is set to Local endpoint is an internal interface, the following prompts are displayed: – Host address for tunnel's internal VPN interface: In the IP Address field, enter the IP address for ...

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    ISAKMP Phase 1 Settings  – General Security Settings for Phase 1 Connection Mode: Main|Aggressive: Set the connection mode to match that configured on the remote VPN device. If aggressive mode is selected, then the VPN device will try aggressive ...

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    ISAKMP Phase 2 Settings: The SAs used for bulk data transfer are created during phase 2. The phase 2 settings you specify will determine the level of security used when devices on the local private network communicate with devices ...

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    Example VPN configuration The diagram shows a Digi Connect WAN VPN used as a primary remote site router: Remote Site Digi Connect WAN 166.123.99.99 VPN 172.17.1.1 How VPN tunnels work The Digi device’s Ethernet port usually connects to a switch ...

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    Requirements for VPN tunnels To establish an IPSec VPN tunnel, the IP address of the mobile interface must be publicly accessible. The IP address can be either static or dynamic depending upon the requirements of your VPN end point. However, ...

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    IP pass-through settings There are many application scenarios where a router is used to decide upon alternative routes using a primary and a secondary (or backup) interface. In many of these configurations, the router is required to use a public ...

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    If the third-party router’s WAN interface is attached to the Digi device’s Ethernet port, and the Digi device’s mobile interface receives the IP address 166.213.2.215, the router’s WAN port is assigned the same IP address 166.213.2.215. If the router is ...

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    Using pinholes to manage the Digi device IP pass-through uses a concept called pinholes. A Digi device can be configured to listen on specific TCP ports, and terminate those connections at the Digi device for purposes of managing it. Those ...

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    Host List settings The Host List settings page is used to add or remove entries from the host list. For Digi devices using the DialServ feature, the host list provides a means to map a phone number to a network ...

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    Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) settings Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP redundancy protocol for routers. VRRP allows several routers on a subnet to use the same virtual IP address, with the physical routers representing a “virtual router.” Two ...

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    Advanced network settings The Advanced Network Settings are used to further define the network interface. These settings rarely need to be changed. Contact your network administrator for more information about these settings. IP Settings These settings are used to fine-tune ...

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    Gateway Priority: List of network interfaces in priority order used to determine the  default gateway. The default gateway is used to route IP packets to an outside network, unless controlled by another route. A network interface may have a ...

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    DNS Proxy Settings  Enable DNS Proxy Service: Enables the DNS Proxy feature on this Digi device. DNS Proxy permits DNS client hosts to communicate with this Digi device were a DNS Server. It forwards the DNS ...

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    Request Idle Time-To-Live: Specifies the period of time, in seconds, that a DNS client  request will remain in the DNS Proxy cache, before it is deleted. This is a period of idle time, during which neither a DNS client ...

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    Ethernet Interface  Speed: The Ethernet speed the Digi device uses on the Ethernet network. – 10: The device operates at 10 megabits per second (Mbps) only. – 100: The device operates at 100 Mbps only. – auto: The device ...

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    Mobile (cellular) settings The Mobile Settings pages configure how to connect to mobile (cellular) networks using the mobile connection, including the service provider, service plan, and connection settings used in connecting to the mobile network. If your Digi device has ...

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    Set mobile configuration settings to factory defaults The Set to Defaults button on the Mobile Configuration page sets all the mobile settings to factory defaults and sets the Service Provider selection back to deselected. Mobile service provider settings The Mobile ...

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    Provision a mobile device Mobile device provisioning is needed to properly configure the Digi device with the required configuration used to access the mobile network. The device must be provisioned before you will be able to create a data connection ...

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    Automatic versus manual provisioning There are different types of provisioning methods depending upon your mobile provider. The Mobile Device Provisioning Wizard will provide the appropriate choices based on the mobile provider selected. Two main provisioning methods are: Automatic Provisioning: Typically, ...

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    Select a mobile service provider from the list Select automatic or manual provisioning. The main difference between automatic and manual provisioning is that manual provisioning involves entering more information. You will have received all of this information from ...

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    Device provisioning in progress... 4 Provisioning complete. 5 Upon successful completion of provisioning, a screen is displayed stating that the provisioning was successful.Click Finish. If provisioning fails: The first screen of the provisioning wizard is displayed again. Instead, you must ...

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    Mobile connection settings Mobile connection settings configure how the mobile connection is established and maintained. Re-establish connection when no data is received for a period of time:  Inactivity timeout: Whether the mobile connection will be disconnected and re- established ...

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    Mobile Carrier Settings Mobile carrier selection allows the mobile device to be configured to use a specific mobile service only. The recommended and normal operation is for the mobile device to automatically find service with an available carrier. However, a ...

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    Digi SureLink™ settings The Mobile Connection Settings configure Digi SureLink™ settings for a Digi device. SureLink ensures that a Digi device state where it can connect to the mobile network, and they can be used to monitor ...

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    Link integrity monitoring settings  Enable Link Integrity Monitoring using the test method selected below: Enables or disables the link integrity monitoring tests. If this setting is enabled, the other Link Integrity Monitoring settings may be configured and are used ...

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    TCP Connection Test: Enables or disables the creation of a new TCP connection as a  test to verify the integrity of the mobile connection. The test is successful if a TCP connection is established to a specified remote host ...

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    Test only when idle data is received for the above period of time: Specifies that  the test repeat interval (above used as an idle period interval. That is, initiate the selected link integrity test ...

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    Update PRL settings These settings apply to Digi cellular-enabled products that use the Sierra Wireless Note MC57xx series CDMA/EVDO modules. The Update PRL page is for loading a preferred roaming list (PRL) into the cellular module on the Digi device. ...

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    Short Message Service (SMS) settings The following options configure the cellular Short Message Service (SMS) capabilities of the mobile module of the Digi device. Important Notes: Currently, SMS is supported for Digi devices with GSM cellular modems only. To  ...

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    Default Message Receiver: When a message is received via SMS, the  Default Message Receiver is used to determine which SMS “user” will receive the message and process it. This handling pertains to messages that are not enabled commands for ...

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    Built-In Command Settings A number of Built-In Commands are supported for execution via SMS messages sent to your Digi device. Descriptions of built-in command-related settings for the SMS feature follow. Full detailed descriptions of the SMS command syntax and supported ...

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    Sender Control List (SCL) Settings The Sender Control List (SCL) permits the user to select the addresses (or phone numbers) from which SMS messages will be accepted. This is in effect a “Caller ID” capability in which message senders are ...

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    Supported Character Set For SMS via GSM service necessary to translate between the GSM 03.38 7-bit alphabet and ASCII, which is the native character set for the Digi device and is the character set used in the CLI ...

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    Notes for the table: (1) The GRAVE ACCENT character (0x60) in ASCII has no counterpart in GSM 03.38. A substitution is made using the APOSTROPHE (0x27) in its place. * The characters marked with * indicate a substitution since the ...

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    Supported character set (Continued) ASCII GSM ASCII Code 03.38 Character Code 0x17 0x20 * ETB 0x18 0x20 * CAN 0x19 0x20 * EM 0x1A 0x20 * SUB 0x1B 0x20 * ESC 0x1C 0x20 * FS 0x1D 0x20 * GS 0x1E ...

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    Supported character set (Continued) ASCII GSM ASCII Code 03.38 Character Code 0x33 0x33 3 0x34 0x34 4 0x35 0x35 5 0x36 0x36 6 0x37 0x37 7 0x38 0x38 8 0x39 0x39 9 0x3A 0x3A : 0x3B 0x3B ; 0x3C 0x3C ...

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    Supported character set (Continued) ASCII GSM ASCII Code 03.38 Character Code 0x4F 0x4F O 0x50 0x50 P 0x51 0x51 Q 0x52 0x52 R 0x53 0x53 S 0x54 0x54 T 0x55 0x55 U 0x56 0x56 V 0x57 0x57 W 0x58 0x58 ...

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    Supported character set (Continued) ASCII GSM ASCII Code 03.38 Character Code 0x6A 0x6A j 0x6B 0x6B k 0x6C 0x6C l 0x6D 0x6D m 0x6E 0x6E n 0x6F 0x6F o 0x70 0x70 p 0x71 0x71 q 0x72 0x72 r 0x73 0x73 ...

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    XBee network settings A Digi ConnectPort X gateway provides a gateway between an Internet Protocol (IP) network and a network of various wireless devices containing XBee RF modules. Typically, these XBee devices are small sensors and controllers. The XBee Configuration ...

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    XBee 802.15.4 series products show the XBee module in the gateway as the coordinator, and any XBee Drop-in Networking Accessories as end nodes. Clicking on the Network Address or Extended Address of a node displays the XBee Network Configuration settings ...

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    Basic and Advanced radio settings The Basic radio settings control basic operation of the XBee module in an XBee network. Advanced radio settings control behavior of the XBee module at a more detailed level. Generally, these settings can be left ...

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    XBee firmware file-naming conventions The file-naming convention for numbering XBee firmware versions is HW_XYZZ.EXT where module hardware and network type; that is, the XBee RF protocol running on the module number specifying the network type ...

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    X values-Network type Network type XBee 802.15.4, 868MHz, or 900MHz XBee ZB Smart Energy DigiMesh value ...

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    Y value-Node type Node type Standard node, or Coordinator AT command mode Coordinator API mode Router AT mode Router API mode Router/End Device Sensor Adapter End Device Power Harvester Adapter Router/End Device Analog IO Adapter Router/End Device Digital IO Adapter ...

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    EXT values-File extensions Extension ebl XBee ZB and Smart Energy standard module firmware oem XBee module firmware for all other XBee module types hex Hexadecimal-encoded firmware ehx Encrypted hexadecimal firmware mxi XBee module parameter information zip Archive of above files ...

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    Settings preserved during firmware updates If the gateway is enabled, most XBee module settings will be preserved during the firmware update. Some settings, such as encryption keys, may not be preserved and must be entered again. The gateway can be ...

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    Firmware Update Status page This page lists all nodes on the XBee network, along with their current firmware update status. Select one or more nodes to be updated by checking the box to the left of the nodes. To select ...

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    Update XBee firmware via the web interface--all other ConnectPort X gateways For ConnectPort X gateways that have any other XBee module type than ZB, the process for updating firmware is as follows: In the web interface Configuration > ...

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    Serial port settings Use the Serial Port Configuration page to establish a port profile for the serial port of the Digi device. The Serial Port Configuration page includes the currently selected port profile for the serial port, detailed configuration settings ...

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    RealPort profile The RealPort profile maps a COM or TTY port to a serial port. This profile configures a Digi device to create a virtual COM port on a PC, known as COM Port Redirection. The PC applications send data ...

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    TCP Sockets profile The TCP Sockets profile allows serial devices to communicate over a TCP network. The TCP Server allows other network devices to initiate a TCP connection to the serial device attached to the serial port of the Digi ...

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    TCP and UDP network port numbering conventions Digi devices use these conventions for TCP and UDP network port numbering. For this connection type... Telnet to the serial port Raw connection to the serial port Ensure that the application or Digi ...

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    Local Configuration profile The Local Configuration profile allows for connecting standard terminals or terminal emulation programs to the serial port in order to use the serial port as a console to access the command line interface. Profile settings enable and ...

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    Custom Profile The Custom port profile displays all serial-port settings, which can be changed as needed. Use the Custom profile only if the use of the serial port does not fit into any of the predefined port profiles, for example, ...

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    Advanced serial settings The advanced serial settings further define the serial interface, including whether port buffering (also known as port logging), RTS Toggle, and RCI over Serial are enabled as general serial interface options. You can also define how specific ...

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    TCP settings The TCP Settings are displayed only when the current serial port is configured with the TCP Sockets or the Custom Profile. The settings are as follows: Send Socket ID: Include an optional identifier string with the data sent ...

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    Close connection after the following number of idle seconds: Enable to close an idle  connection. Use the Timeout field to enter the number of seconds that the connection will be idle before it is closed. This can be 1 ...

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    ... TCP server application must conform to the protocol sent by this device, whici is: on connect, the TCP client sends a protocol id of four bytes: 0x85ce4a71, followed by a protocol version of 4 bytes: 0x00000010. After this, images are sent repeatedly in the form of 4 bytes containing the length of the JPEG image to follow, and the JPEG image. ...

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    Alarms The Alarms page is for configuring device alarms and displaying alarm settings. Device alarms are used to send email messages or SNMP traps when certain device events occur. These events include certain data patterns being detected in the data ...

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    Alarm conditions The Alarm Conditions part of the Alarms page shows a list of all of the alarms alarms can be configured for a Digi device, and they can be enabled and disabled individually. Alarm list and ...

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    Alarm configuration To configure an alarm, click on it. The configuration page for individual alarms has two sections. Alarm conditions For specifying the conditions on which the alarm is based, serial data pattern matching, signal strength (RSSI), or data usage. ...

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    Alarm destinations The Alarm Destination part of the page defines how alarm notifications are sent, either as an email message or an SNMP trap, or both, and where the alarm notification is sent. Send E-mail to the following recipients when ...

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    System settings The System Configuration page configures device identity and description information, date and time settings, and settings for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Device identity settings The device identity settings create a description of the Digi device’s name, contact, ...

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    Date and Time settings The Date and Time settings set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and/or system time and date on a device, or sets the offset from UTC for the device's system time. Set Date and Time Click the ...

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    Time Source Settings The time source settings configure access five external time sources that can be used to set and maintain time on the device. Type: Specifies the type of time source for this entry.  – ...

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    Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP protocol that can be used to manage and monitor network devices. Digi devices can be configured to use SNMP features, or SNMP can be disabled entirely for security ...

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    Number Digi Login Traps Indicates when users attempt to log into the device, and whether the MIB attempt was successful. Digi Structures of Data structures for managing hosts and gateways on a network. Management (SMI) MIB Digi Connect A Digi ...

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    SNMP Configuration settings:  Enable Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP): This checkbox enables or disables use of SNMP. – The Public community and Private community fields specify passwords required to get or set SNMP-managed objects. Changing public and private community ...

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    Remote management settings The Remote Management configuration page sets up the connection to the iDigi Platform remote management server so the Digi device knows how to connect to the server. The iDigi Platform allows devices to be configured and managed ...

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    A server-initiated connection works the opposite way. The remote management server opens a TCP connection, and the Digi device must be listening for the connection to the remote management server to occur. An advantage of server-initiated connections is that you ...

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    Advanced remote management settings The default settings for remote management usually work for most situations. These Advanced settings are used in advanced situations. They are used to configure the idle timeout for the connection between the Digi device and the ...

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    HTTP over Proxy Settings: The settings required to communicate over a proxy network using HTTP. These settings apply when Automatic or HTTP over Proxy connection methods are selected. Hostname: The name of the proxy host. TCP Port: The network ...

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    Manually configure a Digi device to connect to the iDigi Platform To use iDigi Platform as a device manager for your Digi device, you need to manually configure the Digi device to connect to iDigi Platform. Open the web interface ...

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    Security settings Security settings involve several areas: User authentication: whether authentication is required for users accessing the Digi  device, and the information required to access it. You can choose to have the user authentication be by username and password ...

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    Disable password authentication Password authentication can be disabled as needed. In the web interface: On the Main menu, click Security the Security Configuration page, check the Enable password authentication check 2 box. Click Apply. 3 From the command ...

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    Upload an SSH public key SSH can be configured to log into to servers without having to provide a password. This is called “public key authentication” and is more secure than using a normal password. You generate a public/private key ...

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    Position (GPS support) Certain Digi devices have native GPS support with a geofence application. There are two groups of position settings. Static position settings define the latitude and longitude coordinates for the Digi device. GPS geofence settings define perimeters around ...

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    Email Settings  Notify on Fence Entry: An e-mail will be sent to the defined recipients via the configured SMTP servers when the device has entered the geofence defined by the geofence center and entry radius. Notify on Fence Exit: ...

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    Applications Several Digi devices support additional configurable applications. For most devices, these applications are accessed from the main menu under Applications. Some devices have an Applications link under Configuration. ® Python program management Digi incorporates a Python development environment into ...

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    Digi Python Custom Development Environment page Python functions can be used to obtain data from attached and integrated sensors on Digi products that have embedded XBee RF modules, such as the Drop-in Networking Accessories. The Digi Python Custom Development Environment ...

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    RealPort configuration RealPort software must be installed and configured on each PC that uses the RealPort ports on the Digi device. This RealPort software is available for downloading from the Digi Support site. Install RealPort software From the Digi Support ...

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    RealPort configuration settings Applications > Realport displays a page for configuring the RealPort application. Settings on this page include: RealPort Settings  – Enable Keep-Alives: Enables sending of RealPort keep-alives. These keep-alives are messages inside the RealPort protocol, sent approximately ...

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    Ekahau Client™ For Digi devices with Wi-Fi capability, clicking Ekahau Client displays a page for configuring Ekahau Client device-location software. The Ekahau Client feature provides integrated support for Ekahau's Wi-Fi device-location solution, called the Ekahau Positioning Engine, on the Digi ...

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    Ekahau Client configuration settings include: Enable Ekahau Positioning Engine Client  Positioning Engine Client feature. – Ekahau Server Settings: Configures how the Ekahau Positioning Engine Client communicates with the server. Server Hostname: The hostname or IP address of the Ekahau ...

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    Industrial Automation/Modbus Bridge Industrial Automation is supported in these Digi devices: ConnectPort X2 (non-Python version), and ConnectPort X4. Currently, from the web interface only possible to select a different port profile than Industrial Automation, or change the serial ...

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    Configuration through the command line Configuring a Digi devicethrough the command-line interface consists of entering a series of commands to set values in the device. The Digi Connect Family Command Reference describes the commands used to configure, monitor, administer, and ...

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    Here are some examples of commands used to configure Digi device. See the Introduction of the Digi Connect Family Command Reference for a complete list of features and tasks that can be configured and performed from the command line. To ...

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    To configure: RTS toggle SNMP Telnet control commands: send Telnet control command to last active Telnet session; set Telnet operating options users and passwords wireless devices XBee network settings including ZB, 802.15.4, and other XBee RF protocols ...

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    Configuration through Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Configuring Digi devices through Simple Network Management protocol uses a subset of standard MIBs for network and serial configuration, plus several Digi enterprise MIBs for device identification and alarm handling. These MIBs are ...

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    Monitor and manage Digi devices The port, device, system, and network activities of Digi devices can be monitored from a variety of interfaces. Changes in data flow may indicate problems or activities ...

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    Monitoring capabilities from the iDigi Platform Digi devices can be monitored and managed from iDigi Platform; for example.  Displaying detailed state information and statistics about a device, such as device up time, amount of used and free memory, network ...

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    Monitoring capabilities in the web interface Several device monitoring and connection-management capabilities are available in the web interface including system information and statistics, and connection management information. Display system information The System Information pages display general system information, serial port ...

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    Serial port information The Serial page of System Information lists the serial ports that are configured for the Digi device. Click on a port to view the detailed serial port information. Serial port diagnostics page The Serial Port Diagnostics page ...

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    Serial statistics The Serial statistics section includes data counters and error tracking that will help determine the quality of data that is being sent or received. If the error counters are accumulating, there may be a problem in the Digi ...

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    Network statistics Network statistics are detailed statistics about network and protocol activity that may aid in troubleshooting network communication problems. Statistics displayed are those gathered since the unit was last rebooted error counter accumulates at an unexpected rate ...

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    IP Statistics Datagrams Received Datagrams Forwarded Number of datagrams received or forwarded. Forwarding Displays whether forwarding is enabled or disabled. No Routes Number of outgoing datagrams for which no route to the destination IP could be found. Routing Discards Number ...

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    UDP statistics Datagrams Received Datagrams Sent Number of datagrams received or sent. Bad Datagrams Received Number of bad datagrams that were received. This number does not include the value contained by No Ports. No Ports Number of received datagrams that ...

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    WiFi LAN statistics The WiFi LAN Statistics section displays more detailed wireless statistics that may aid in troubleshooting network communication problems in wireless Digi devices. Status The current status of the wireless Digi device, which may include: Not Connected: not ...

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    Mobile information and statistics The Mobile information and statistics page displays troubleshooting network communication problems with your mobile network. The statistics displayed depend on whether your mobile service provider is GSM- or CDMA-based. Mobile Connection Statistics Registration Status The status ...

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    Mobile Statistics Mobile statistics include the interface status, bytes received and sent, baud rate, modem resets, and inactivity timer. IP Address The IP address of the PPP connection provided by the mobile service. Primary DNS Address Secondary DNS Address The ...

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    IP Network Failover statistics The IP Network Failover page is used to view detailed IP Network Failover status and statistics that may aid in troubleshooting network communication problems. The IP Network Failover feature provides a dynamic method for selecting the ...

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    Interface Table The current status of all available IP network interfaces. The table is displayed in order of the interface priority configured in the Network Failover settings. For each network interface, the following information is displayed: Priority: The priority of ...

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    Current Network Gateway Status (Non-Failover) This information reports the status of the non-failover management of the default gateway. If Network Failover is enabled (On) and can successfully configure a default gateway, failover always overrides the non-failover Gateway Priority configuration. Interface ...

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    Current Failover Link Test Statistics These statistics indicate the successes and failures of the configured link tests, used by the Network Failover feature to manage the default gateway. For each network interface, the following counters are maintained and reported. The ...

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    Views and statistics for managing XBee networks This section is used to view more detailed statistics for XBee module activity that may aid in troubleshooting network communication problems with your XBee network. Digi provides several avenues for managing XBee networks ...

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    Gateway device details This part of the display shows information about the Digi device and its role as a gateway device in the XBee network. It shows the current for the XBee network. Network view of the XBee devices This ...

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    XBee device state pages Clicking a device in the Network View of the XBee Devices displays the XBee Device State page for the selected device. This page is used to view more detailed information on the state of the node. ...

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    SureLink statistics Digi SureLink ™ provides an “always-on” mobile network connection to ensure that a Digi device state where it can connect to the network. The statistics displayed for Digi SureLink pertain to the periodic tests, known ...