Changing the IP Address

The TCA6000 and TCA6500 Timing Clients are configured to use the manufacturer’s default static IP address assigned to the Ethernet port. The user interface is used to manually change the IP address of the Ethernet port and configure or change VLAN settings for the Ethernet port.

Note: You cannot configure Ethernet and VLAN port addresses to be in the same subnet (that is, all logical and physical interfaces should be configured to be in different subnets).

To change the address information for Ethernet port:

  1. Click the Config tab. The Config page appears. See Figure 6.
  2. In the Mode field, click the Static button to activate the address fields.
  3. In the IP Address field, enter the IP address to be assigned to the Timing Client.

    Note: After the IP address change, click Apply. Access the Timing Client using the new IP address to view and configure the current settings.

  4. In the Mask field, enter the subnet mask to be assigned to the Timing Client.
  5. In the Gateway field, enter the IP address of the gateway that will be registered by the Timing Client.
  6. In the Primary DNS field, enter the IP address of the Primary DNS that will be registered by the Timing Client.

    Note: Leave blank, if not required.

  7. In the Secondary DNS field, enter the IP address of the Secondary DNS that will be registered by the Timing Client.

    Note: Leave blank, if not required.

  8. To determine whether an IP address is currently assigned, enter the IP address in the Ping field and click Go. If the ping goes through, then the IP address is already taken. Otherwise, it is not assigned, and can be used by the Timing Client.
  9. Click the Apply button to save and implement the changes.

To configure or change VLAN settings for the Ethernet port:

  1. Click the Config tab. The Config page appears. See Figure 6.
  2. In the Mode field, select the Static option button to activate the VLAN address fields.
  3. In the VLAN field, select a VLAN (VLAN1 or VLAN2) for which settings should be configured.
  4. In the IP Address field, enter the IP address for the selected VLAN.
  5. In the Mask field, enter the subnet mask assigned to the selected VLAN.
  6. In the Id field, enter a unique identifier in the range 2 through 4095 that is used to identify the VLAN encapsulation packet.

    Note: If the ID you have entered is already being used by any other VLAN, a warning message is displayed.

  7. In the Priority field, enter a priority value for the VLAN header to be used for differential services transporting the packet.
  8. In the Enable field, select the Yes option button to enable VLAN encapsulation for IP packets, or select the No option button to disable VLAN encapsulation for IP packets.
  9. Click Apply to save and implement the changes.

    Figure 6: Timing Client Config Page—Network Pane

    Timing Client Config Page—Network Pane