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This guide will help you to connect your IP-Symcon Funksystem 868 (LAN-Transceiver LAN-T 868 (optional: Funktransceiver USB-T 868)) to your computer as quickly and easily in order to create the conditions to use IP-Symcon to cover a variety of applications. The IP-Symcon radio system 868 complements application with bidirectional radio components that are covered by other systems often unsatisfactory. These include metering by S0 input, the attendance check by remote control, viewing and switching via the display unit, and the control of LED Stripes.
Remove the LAN transceiver LAN-T 868 from the package and place it in a location that is suitable for your purposes. Pay attention at the installation that your device is near by a PC because it must be connected via a LAN cable. On the other hand the device should not be too far from your relevant actors because they must be reached by radio.
Now connect your LAN transceiver through a network cable to your network.
(The bidirectional data transmission can be ensured over a USB T 868 radio transceiver operating in the 868 MHz frequency band, which is then connected via USB to the PC. The necessary drivers are available in our Download Area.)
Now connect the power cord and connect it to the power supply. The socket for the barrel connector is located on the LAN transceiver.
If your LAN transceiver is connected correctly and you are using a DHCP server, then your central is now connected to your network. (The DHCP server automatically takes over the address assignment for the network users, so you do not need to worry about somthing else.) A driver must not be installed because the LAN transceiver includes a high-quality LAN chip from Lantronix. The IP address of the transceiver, which is needed to connect to IP-Symcon, you can find out about your FRITZ box. If these are not available, then load and start the Lantronix device installer (Download). Here you can select the appropriate XPort in the object tree. Check with the MAC address, if the selected device is the correct one. The MAC address (Media Access Control) is the Hardware address of a network adapter that is used to uniquely identify the device in a network. The MAC address of the LAN transceiver is located under the plastic cover of the devices, which can be opened with a single click.
If you use a DHCP server, the network address is available now.
(It is of course also possible to assign the IP address itself (e.g. if no DHCP server is present). It works as follows:.
Enter the IP address into a browser and a Lantronix web interface is available. "Name" and "password" can be left blank. For the configuration it is only of limited use.)
That's a wrap! Now you can finally turn to IP-Symcon.
After you have installed our software by using your user name and your keys (via e-mail from IP-Symcon), you can now connect your transceiver with IP-Symcon. Before that, individual units have been connected correctly. The detailed procedure and the device ID, refer to the manual of the equipment. To do this, open the IP-Symcon console (on your desktop). Then connect to one of the IP-Symcon server. For example when you want to use the power control module ECM-868 with the LAN transceiver, proceed as follows: Click under "Create Object" on "Add Instance", then select on the left "IP-Symcon/Pro Jet" and on the right, in our case for the power control module "EKM-868" and confirm twice with "Continue" and once with "OK". Now the configuration window appears. Information about the individual options, see Invalid Link: ECM-868.
Click now on the gear (bottom left). In "Parent instance" you find a so-called Serial Port. This is suitable only for the radio transceiver USB-T 868. For the LAN transceiver you need to create a new "Parent instance". (This is only necessary at the initial installation. When adding additional devices, you can skip this step.) You do this by clicking on the symbol "New" (bottom left, right next to the gear). Here you select "Client Socket" and double click on "Next" and one click on "OK".
Then you make a __tick mark by "Open Socket" __, and enter the IP address of the LAN transceiver (For details, see Step 3: Installation) in host and port "10001", click on "Apply" and "OK" and then again on "OK". To try out your system, unplug the contact cable to the power control module and click on "Getting Values", then on "OK."
Now click on "Welcome" (bottom left) and then under "WebFront" on "Open WebFront". Your browser will then open the interface of IP-Symcon and then you can recognize the number of pulses under "ECM-868 (Counter)" in "Counter". "Current" is a stopwatch that measures in milliseconds. If the pulses are chosen correctly (e.g. 2000), then for example the instantaneous power consumption in W can be represented easily (for details, see Invalid Link: ECM-868). Now you can completely customize your system to your needs.
The involvement of other devices of the IP-Symcon radio system 868 can be found here:
Congratulations! The first steps for an automated home are done.