Bosch NetGear Installation guide

Mastertech M-VCI – NETGEAR Router
Installation Guide
®
Contents
1-5
Getting Started (Read Me First)
5-13
Installation Steps
5-7
Step 1 – NETGEAR Router Configuration
7-9
Step 2 – Connecting Your Wired Devices
9-10
Step 3 – Connecting Wireless PC’s
10-13 Step 4 – Setting up your VCI Scan Tool
14-15 Appendices
14
Appendix A – Static Network Reference Guide
14-15 Appendix B – Wireless Troubleshooting Guide
15
Appendix C – Configured Router Information
15-16 Appendix D – Multi Routers Information
Please note: The Mastertech VCI is referred to as “M-VCI” within this guide.
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1 | Getting Started
Getting Started
Installation Overview
These installation instructions are
designed to guide you through
the process of configuring your
Mastertech VCI (M-VCI) to a
wireless access point and an
existing internet connection. There
are three (3) possible types of
connections we are addressing
within this guide: existing router,
DSL/cable modem, and no
internet connection.
Note: If you are not using an
internet connection, you will be
setting up this router as a stand
alone device to enhance the
wireless communication between
additional wireless access
points to networks that already
have wireless capabilities can
be accomplished with little or
no changes to your pre-existing
network settings or configuration.
The advantage of using the M-VCI
on a wireless network with
internet is that the M-VCI will have
better coverage compared to an
ad-hoc wireless connection, and
it allows simultaneous wireless
connection to the tool and
internet.
The first section of this guide will
help determine if your existing
network is compatible with the
procedures suggested within this
guide.
your PC and the M-VCI scan tool.
Please Note (applies to both
Please follow the directions as
internet and non-internet users):
they pertain to a Type III (non-
Shop Foreman Pro with M-VCI
internet) condition.
Manager must be installed on your
Although this guide is designed
to be compatible with as many
PC prior to continuing with the
NETGEAR Router installation.
network layouts as possible, there
Before Getting Started (applies
is a small chance that the specific
to both internet and non-internet
steps may not be compatible
users): The router configuration
with your specific situation. In
files need to be downloaded from
these cases, you should contact
the Bosch diagnostics website and
your network IT specialist for
saved to your PC. Saving them in a
assistance.
New Folder within My Documents
Adding wireless capabilities
is recommended.
to a wired network, or adding
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An install of one of these files is
computers, routers, network
required during the configuration
printers, etc.
process of your router installation.
Follow these steps:
1. Please visit the software
There are two methods by which
every device on a network
receives its IP address:
download section of http://
Dynamic IP addressing (DHCP) is
www.boschdiagnostics.com
the most common. A single device
2. Select NETGEAR Router from
the menu
3. Download the NETGER
configuration files applicable to
your router version
4. Save these files to your PC
(Desktop or My Documents)
Later, during installation, you will
be prompted to browse to these
files and select the appropriate
configuration file for your router.
on the network (usually a router)
assigns IP addresses to each new
device that is detected on the
network. This device is called a
DHCP Server.
Static IP networks do not use
a DHCP server, all IP addresses
are manually assigned at each
device by a network administrator.
Because we can not predict
the specific IP address range
assigned, the configurations
outlined in this guide require
Step A - Pre-qualifying your
existing setup
additional steps for networks
The first and most important
The M-VCI will still function on
criteria is:
these networks, but the set
Is your network using Dynamic
IP addressing, or Static IP
addresses?
IP Address: An IP address is
a device’s electronic “street
address” on a network. Every
device on a network must have
an IP address, this includes
using Static IP addressing.
up must be a manual process
that is specific to your network
configuration.
The first step in this process will
determine if your network uses
Static or Dynamic IP addressing.
Refer to Appendix A for additional
information.
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Step B – Identifying your IP
Address Type
Step C – At the MS-DOS
Prompt – Check DHCP
Start with a computer that is
1. Type: “ipconfig /all” (without
currently running on your existing
quotes) into the command
network. To determine if your
window
computer network is using Static
or Dynamic IP’s:
2. Compare output to the
examples below
1. Click: The Windows
Start Button
3. Output must include the line
“DHCP Enabled… Yes”
2. Click: Run
4. Also verify that “DHCP Server”
is present
The actual numbers for the IP
addresses are irrelevant
1.
2.
3. Enter: “cmd” into the Run
window (without quotes)
4. Click: OK
If your output matches the output
above then you may continue this
guide.
If DHCP Enabled = No, then
3.
additional steps must be taken
4.
to configure the M-VCI. (See
Important: Before proceeding
with this step, be sure your PC
Appendix A – Static Network
Reference Guide)
is connected to your network or
to your modem. If you are using
a wireless or stand alone PC,
connect the new NETGEAR Router
Step D – Choosing your
Setup type and Special
Instructions
to your PC LAN port with the
provided Ethernet cable.
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follow the one pertaining to your
setup type.
The Type III has no internet
connection but uses the
Type I (Current setup w/router.
Existing router as DHCP server)
NETGEAR Router to enhance
M-VCI to PC wireless
communication.
Example – Final Setup
Configuration for Type I
Type II (Current setup w/DSL or
cable modem and no router. The
ISP is the DHCP server)
This shows the new NETGEAR
pre-configured router installed
into a network (Setup Type I) with
Type III (No internet connection)
If your setup looks most like Type
I - Follow Instructions & “Special
Instructions for Type I”
If your setup looks most like Type
II - Follow Instructions & “Special
a pre-existing wireless router. No
network changes need to be made
to existing routers or computers.
Do not perform this final set up
until directed to do so. You need
to configure your new NETGEAR
Router first.
Instructions for Type II”
If your setup looks most like Type
III - Follow Instructions & “Special
Instructions for Type III”
Example – Final Setup
Configurations for Types II
& III
The M-VCI – NETGEAR Router
install procedure is similar
for all types. When a “Special
Instruction” is called out, please
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This shows the NETGEAR preconfigured router installed into a
network (Setup Type II) without
any pre-existing wireless router.
No network changes are necessary
for DSL/cable modem or wired
computers.
ff Reboot the computer
(to renew the IP address)
ff Open your web browser
ff Enter http://192.168.1.1 into
This shows the NETGEAR preconfigured router installed as a
your browser address bar and
press <Enter>
stand-alone device (Setup Type III)
without internet.
Installation Steps
ff Enter User Name and Password
–– User Name: admin
Step 1 - NETGEAR Router
configuration (For: Types I,
II & III) (Getting Started)
–– Password: password
ff Connect the NETGEAR router
to AC power
ff Disable the wireless card on
your computer
ff Disconnect all wired network
connections
ff Connect the router to the
computer LAN port
Note: The router does not need
internet connection at this time.
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Step 1 - NETGEAR Router
Configuration (For:
Types I, II & III) (Router
Initialization)
ff Click: Backup Settings
The first time you log into the
router it will display a greeting
screen, and a prompt For “Smart
Setup Wizard”
ff Uncheck: Do Not Display This
Message Again
ff Click: Close Window
Step 1 - NETGEAR Router
Configuration (For: Types I,
II & III) (Restore Settings)
ff Click: Browse
ff Check: No to Setup Wizard
ff Click: Next
ff Select the applicable
configuration file that agrees
with your NETGEAR router
version. The router version is
identified on the label on the
underside of the router.
ff Click: Restore
Step 1 - NETGEAR Router
Configuration (For: Types I,
II & III) (Router Navigation)
ff Wait for the progress bar to
indicate completion of the
restoration.
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ff Done!
At this point, the router will reboot
and you will lose communication,
this is normal. Disconnect the
Not used
computer from the NETGEAR
Router at this time.
Step 2 - Connecting Your
Wired Devices “Special
Instruction for Type I”
ff Using an Ethernet cable,
For additional wired
devices (if needed)
To existing
router port
This shows a typical connection to
an existing router.
connect one end into the LAN
port on the NETGEAR Router.
ff Connect the other end to one
of the following:
–– A LAN port on your preexisting router or,
–– An open network drop that
is connected to your preexisting network.
Connected
ff Provide AC power to the
NETGEAR Router
You are now finished with Step 2,
proceed to Step 3.
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Step 2 - Connecting Your
Wired Devices “Special
Instruction for Type II”
Important: Use the same PC that
was originally connected to the
modem for these steps.
Step 2 - Connecting Your
Wired Devices “Special
Instruction for Type II”
(Setting NETGEAR Router
configuration)
ff Click: Basic Settings
ff Connect the computer to the
LAN port of the NETGEAR
Router
ff Reboot the computer (to
renew the NETGEAR Smart
Wizard IP Address)
ff Open your Web Browser
ff Enter http://192.168.10.1 into
your browser address bar and
Press: <Enter>
ff Enter User ID and Password
–– User ID: admin
–– Password: Bosch_VCI_AP
–– Click: OK
Step 2 - Connecting Your
Wired Devices “Special
Instruction for Type II”
(Setting NETGEAR router
MAC Address)
ff Click: Use Computer MAC
address
ff Click: Apply
ff Wait for the router to apply
settings
Caution! Do not connect the
router to the cable/DSLmodem at
this time.
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Step 2 - Connecting Your
Wired Devices “Special
Instruction for Type III”
Connect wired computer(s) to the
router (if needed).
Not used
Step 2 - Connecting Your
Wired Devices “Special
Instruction for Type II”
(Setting NETGEAR Router
Internet Port to the Cable/
DSL Modem)
Attaching the NETGEAR Router to
the cable/DSL modem.
Additional wired
devices
Wired output
to PC(s)
Step 3 - Connecting
Wireless PC’s (if required)
“Special Instruction for
Types I, II & III”
ff Open the Wireless Network
Manager for the PC that will
be interfacing with the new
NETGEAR Router.
“Internet Port”
(Input from
the Cable/DSL
Modem)
Additional wired
devices
Wired connection
to PC (If required)
ff Search for wireless networks
–– SSID = Bosch_VCI_AP
ff Configure Encryption
–– WPA Personal TKIP
–– Passphrase = Bosch_
You are now finished with Step 2,
VCI_800-321-4889
proceed to Step 3.
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Note: This is a typical screen
shot, however, your actual screen
may be different depending on
your brand of PC. Not all PC’s
require the confirmation of the
network key. Refer to Appendix B
for additional information. Refer to
Appendix D when using multiple
NETGEAR Routers.
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types
I, II & III) (Verify USB
Connectivity)
ff Verify M-VCI shows up in M-VCI
connection window
ff Click: VCI Manager
Step 4 – Setting up your
VCI (Applies to Types I, II &
III) (Starting VCI Setup)
Note: Shop Foreman Pro w/VCI
Manager must be installed on
your PC prior to proceeding to the
following steps.
ff Click on the image of the M-VCI
ff Click: Connect
ff Connect M-VCI to the AC power
ff Connect M-VCI to the computer
via USB
ff Open Shop Foreman Pro
ff Click: M-VCI icon at the top of
the screen
ff Click: VCI Setup
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Note: The S/N shown should agree
with the S/N on the label of the
M-VCI unit.
ff Click: Enable Wired Ethernet
Interface
Note: If your network utilizes
Static IP addresses, do not enable
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types I,
II & III) (Clearing Existing
Network Settings)
Wired Interface with Static IP.
ff Click: Network Setup Tab
ff Click: Clear Network Settings
Note: This will allow M-VCI to
be connected to any network
Ethernet port if there is limited or
ff Click: OK
no wireless coverage.
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types I, II
& III) (Configuring Wireless
Connection Settings)
While in Network Setup:
ff Click: Wireless (802.11) tab
ff Wait for the “Configuration
Complete” Message
ff Click: Enable Wireless Interface
ff Click: Access Point button
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types I,
II & III) (Configuring Wired
Ethernet Settings)
While in Network Setup:
ff Click: Wired Ethernet Tab
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Note: If your network utilizes
Static IP addresses, see
Appendix A.
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types
I, II & III) (Setting the
Wireless SSID)
–– WPA – Personal
–– TKIP
ff Enter: security password
–– Bosch_VCI_800-321-4889
(include underscores)
ff Click: Next
ff Click: Refresh
ff Select: Available Network
–– Bosch_VCI_AP
(include underscores)
ff Click: Configure
Note: Double check password:
Bosch_VCI_800-321-4889
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types
I, II & III) (Verifying your
Settings)
Option: You can manually enter SSID
ff Verify Your Settings
Bosch_VCI_AP into the text box.
ff Click: Yes, Select OK
ff Wait for the “Configuration
Complete” Message
Note: Refer to Appendix D when
dealing with a network with
multiple access points.
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types
I, II & III) (Setting the
Wireless Encryption)
ff Verify: Network Authentication
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Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types
I, II & III) (Verifying your
Wireless Strength)
–– Click the red “X” in the
upper right corner
Search for “Signal Quality” below.
After configuration, confirm signal
quality.
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types I,
II & III) (Final step before
starting)
From “Mastertech VCI Setup”:
Step 4 – Setting up your
M-VCI (Applies to Types I,
II & III) (Confirming your IP
Address)
Return to VCI Manager.
ff Click: Properties Tab
ff Select: Wireless VCI
ff Click: Apply
ff Unplug the USB cable from the
M-VCI
ff Verify the IP address in the
status bar
ff Confirm Wireless SSID
ff Confirm Wireless IP
ff If IP says “Not Set”, click
Refresh
ff Ready to Use
ff Close the VCI Manager
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Appendix A
Appendix B
Static Network Reference
Guide
Wireless Troubleshooting
Guide
If your shop network utilizes Static
Wireless performance can be
IP addresses:
affected by many factors:
ff An unused IP address must be
ff Physical obstructions to the
manually entered for the M-VCI
–– Subnet mask must match
the network
ff Utility such as Look@Lan may
signal (walls)
ff Distance from the wireless
access point
ff Interference from external
be used to “Map” the network,
sources
visit this site if needed:
–– Other radios or wireless
–– www.lookatlan.com
–– Or, contact your network IT
specialist for assistance
ff Do not set Static IP address
on both wired and wireless
interfaces of the M-VCI
Select “Use the following
address” to manually enter a valid
IP address and subnet mask.
networks
–– Microwave ovens
–– Wireless congestion (too
many networks utilizing the
same channel)
Ensure that the wireless router is
in a centralized location.
Position the wireless router as
high as possible in your shop to
assure optimum signal radiation.
If you are experiencing connection
issues:
ff Verify the M-VCI functions
correctly using a USB cable
ff If you suspect the “WPS”
button on the version 10 router
was pressed then reinstall the
Bosch configuration file into
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the NETGEAR router applicable
Router IP address (after initial
to your system configuration.
configuration)
ff Verify that you are using
the most current release of
Shop Foreman Pro and M-VCI
ff Type I
–– IP: 194.194.194.1
–– Subnet Mask:
software.
ff Verify firewall and security
settings on the computer
ff Verify the Bosch Router
Wireless Network is set to the
255.255.255.252
ff Type II & III
–– IP: 192.168.10.1
–– Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
–– highest priority
Router login information (after
–– “Automatically” connect
initial configuration):
ff Verify all other wireless
networks are set to “Manually”
connect and lower priority
ff User Name: admin
ff Password: Bosch_VCI_AP
than the Bosch Router Wireless
If necessary employ the following
Network
to reset the router to factory
ff Power-cycle the wireless
router and M-VCI
–– This will force the router to
check for “open” channels
ff Utilities such as NetStumbler
can assist in checking wireless
signal issues. NetStumbler
can be found at: http://www.
netstumbler.com/downloads/
Appendix C
settings:
ff With power applied to router,
hold down the Reset button
on the back of the unit for 30
seconds.
Appendix D
Using Multiple NETGEAR
routers.
It is possible to use multiple
NETGEAR routers together in
Router Information
These are your NETGEAR Router
settings when finished with
installation:
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a single installation. In most
installations, a single NETGEAR
router is sufficient for handling
the communications between
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a number of M-VCIs and PCs.
configuration of multiple access
However, there are situations,
points. The PC can be moved from
such as a large repair facility,
access point to access point by
where the use of multiple
selecting the appropriate access
NETGEAR routers will improve
point prior to connection to the
wireless network performance.
M-VCI. Please consult the wireless
One recommended configuration
for deploying multiple NETGEAR
software documentation that
comes with your PC.
routers is to configure a single
When all of the NETGEAR access
NETGEAR router as Type III, and
points in the wireless network
the remaining NETGEAR routers
have the same SSID, the M-VCI
as Type I. Another recommended
will typically communicate with
configuration is to configure all
the first NETGEAR access point it
NETGEAR routers as Type I to be
encounters. Thus, the M-VCI can
used with an existing wireless
be moved around in the repair
router. Each NETGEAR router
facility, but there is no guarantee
is configured separately as
that it will always communicate
described in the main body of this
with the same access point. This
document. In either recommended
may result in some access points
configuration, the routers are
handling more wireless traffic
connected together via LAN ports
than others. To force a particular
(using Ethernet cables). The
M-VCI to always communicate
routers may be “daisy-chained”,
with a particular access point,
or connected “hub-and-spoke”.
the SSID for the access point
In this way, a single DHCP server
must be altered. This is done
is used for the entire wireless
through the NETGEAR router
network.
configuration utility (see Appendix
Other configurations using
multiple NETGEAR routers are
possible, but these may require
additional configuration of the
individual NETGEAR routers.
Please consult Appendix C and the
NETGEAR router documentation.
C and NETGEAR documentation).
After altering the SSID of an
access point, you must change
the wireless SSID in the M-VCI to
match the access point (see Step
4 – Setting the Wireless SSID),
and in any PC using the access
point.
Most PC wireless interface
software supports the
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