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NPort 5200 Series User’s Manual
Fifth Edition, September 2005
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NPort 5200 Series User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ...............................................................................................1-1
Overview .............................................................................................................................. 1-2
Package Checklist................................................................................................................. 1-2
Product Features ................................................................................................................... 1-2
Product Specifications .......................................................................................................... 1-3
Chapter 2
Getting Started ..........................................................................................2-1
Panel Layout......................................................................................................................... 2-2
Connecting the Hardware ..................................................................................................... 2-4
Wiring Requirements.................................................................................................... 2-4
Connecting the Power................................................................................................... 2-4
Grounding NPort 5200 ................................................................................................. 2-4
Connecting to the Network........................................................................................... 2-5
Connecting to a Serial Device ...................................................................................... 2-5
LED Indicators ............................................................................................................. 2-5
Chapter 3
Initial IP Address Configuration...............................................................3-1
Initializing NPort 5200’s IP Address .................................................................................... 3-2
Factory Default IP Address................................................................................................... 3-2
NPort 5200 Administration Suite.......................................................................................... 3-2
ARP ...................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Telnet Console ...................................................................................................................... 3-3
Serial Console (19200, n, 8, 1) ............................................................................................. 3-6
Chapter 4
Choosing the Proper Operation Mode ....................................................4-1
Overview .............................................................................................................................. 4-2
Real COM Mode .................................................................................................................. 4-2
TCP Server Mode ................................................................................................................. 4-3
TCP Client Mode.................................................................................................................. 4-4
UDP Mode............................................................................................................................ 4-4
Pair Connection Mode .......................................................................................................... 4-4
Reverse Telnet Mode ............................................................................................................ 4-5
Disabled Mode...................................................................................................................... 4-5
Chapter 5
Web Console Configuration .....................................................................5-1
Opening Your Browser ......................................................................................................... 5-2
Basic Settings ....................................................................................................................... 5-4
Network Settings .................................................................................................................. 5-6
Serial Settings....................................................................................................................... 5-9
Operating Settings ...............................................................................................................5-11
Real COM Mode ........................................................................................................ 5-11
TCP Server Mode ....................................................................................................... 5-14
TCP Client Mode........................................................................................................ 5-17
UDP Mode.................................................................................................................. 5-21
Pair Connection Mode ................................................................................................ 5-23
Reverse Telnet Mode.................................................................................................. 5-25
Disabled Mode............................................................................................................ 5-26
Accessible IP Settings......................................................................................................... 5-26
Auto Warning Settings........................................................................................................ 5-27
Auto warning: Email and SNMP trap......................................................................... 5-27
Event Type.................................................................................................................. 5-28
Monitor............................................................................................................................... 5-30
Monitor Line............................................................................................................... 5-30
Monitor Async............................................................................................................ 5-30
Monitor Async-Settings.............................................................................................. 5-30
Change Password................................................................................................................ 5-31
Load Factory Default.......................................................................................................... 5-31
Chapter 6
Configuring NPort Administrator.............................................................6-1
Overview .............................................................................................................................. 6-2
Installing NPort Administrator ............................................................................................. 6-2
Configuration........................................................................................................................ 6-5
Broadcast Search .......................................................................................................... 6-6
Unlock Password Protection......................................................................................... 6-7
Configuring NPort 5200 ............................................................................................... 6-8
Upgrading the Firmware............................................................................................. 6-10
Export Configuration .................................................................................................. 6-12
Import Configuration .................................................................................................. 6-12
Monitor............................................................................................................................... 6-13
Port Monitor ....................................................................................................................... 6-19
COM Mapping.................................................................................................................... 6-20
On-line COM Mapping............................................................................................... 6-20
Off-line COM Mapping.............................................................................................. 6-25
IP Location ......................................................................................................................... 6-26
Chapter 7
IP Serial LIB ...............................................................................................7-1
Overview .............................................................................................................................. 7-2
IP Serial LIB Function Groups ............................................................................................. 7-3
Example Program ................................................................................................................. 7-3
Appendix A
Pinouts and Cable Wiring........................................................................ A-1
Port Pinout Diagrams .......................................................................................................... A-2
Ethernet Port Pinouts ................................................................................................... A-2
Serial Port Pinouts ....................................................................................................... A-2
Cable Wiring Diagrams ....................................................................................................... A-3
Ethernet Cables............................................................................................................ A-3
Serial Cables ................................................................................................................ A-3
Appendix B
Well Known Port Numbers ...................................................................... B-1
Appendix C
SNMP Agents with MIB II & RS-232 like groups .................................... C-1
Appendix D
Auto IP Report Protocol........................................................................... D-1
Appendix E
Service Information.................................................................................. E-1
MOXA Internet Services ......................................................................................................E-2
Problem Report Form ........................................................................................................... E-3
Product Return Procedure..................................................................................................... E-4
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Chapter 1
Introduction
The NPort 5200 Series of advanced serial device servers make it easy to network enable your
serial devices. The NPort 5200 Series includes 4 models: NPort 5210/5210-T (2 ports for RS-232),
NPort 5230/5230-T (1 port for RS-232; 1 port for RS-422/485), NPort 5232/5232-T (2 ports for
RS-422/485), and NPort 5232I/5232I-T (2 ports for RS-422/485, with isolation protection). In this
manual, we refer to the four products collectively as “NPort 5200” or “NPort 5200 Series.”
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
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Overview
Package Checklist
Product Features
Product Specifications
NPort 5200 Series User’s Manual
Introduction
Overview
NPort 5200 Series serial device servers are designed to make your industrial serial devices Internet
ready in no time. The compact size of NPort 5200 device servers makes them the ideal choice for
connecting your RS-232 (NPort 5210/5230/5210-T/5230-T) or RS-422/485 (NPort 5230/5232/
5232I/5230-T/5232-T/5232I-T) serial devices—such as PLCs, meters, and sensors—to an
IP-based Ethernet LAN, making it possible for your software to access serial devices from
anywhere over a local LAN or the Internet.
NPort 5200 serial device servers ensure the compatibility of network software that uses a standard
network API (Winsock or BSD Sockets) by providing TCP Server Mode, TCP Client Mode, and
UDP Mode. And thanks to NPort 5200 Series’ Real COM/TTY drivers, software that works with
COM/TTY ports can be set up to work over a TCP/IP network, without modifying your serial
COM software applications. This excellent feature preserves your software investment and lets
you enjoy the benefits of networking your serial devices instantly.
NPort 5200 serial device servers support automatic IP configuration protocols (DHCP, BOOTP)
and manual configuration via the handy web browser console. Both methods ensure quick and
effective installation. And with NPort 5200’s Windows Utility, installation is very straightforward,
since all system parameters can be stored and then copied to other device servers simultaneously.
Package Checklist
NPort 5200 Series products are shipped with the following items:
Standard Accessories
y 1 NPort 5200 2-port serial device server
y Documentation & Software CD
y NPort 5200 Series Quick Installation Guide
Optional Accessories
y DK-35A
DIN-Rail Mounting Kit (35 mm)
y CBL-RJ45M9-150
RJ45 (8-pin) to DB9 (M) cable, 150 cm
y CBL-RJ45F9-150
RJ45 (8-pin) to DB9 (F) cable, 150 cm
y CBL-RJ45M25-150 RJ45 (8-pin) to DB25 (M) cable, 150 cm
y CBL-RJ45F25-150 RJ45 (8-pin) to DB25 (F) cable, 150 cm
NOTE: Notify your sales representative if any of the above items is missing or damaged.
Product Features
NPort 5200 Series device servers have the following features:
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Make your serial devices Internet ready instantly
Versatile socket operation modes, including TCP Server, TCP Client, and UDP
Easy-to-use Windows Utility for installing multiple device servers
Cigarette pack size
Auto detectable 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
2- or 4-wire RS-485 (NPort 5230/5232/5232I/5230-T/5232-T/5232I-T) with patented
ADDC™ (Automatic Data Direction Control)
Built-in 15 KV ESD protection for all serial signals
SNMP MIB-II supported for network management
Pair Connection mode for connecting two serial devices over a network without a PC
Reverse Telnet
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Product Specifications
LAN
Ethernet
Protection
10/100 Mbps, RJ45
Built-in 1.5 KV magnetic isolation
Serial Interface—NPort 5210/5210-T
Interface
No. of Ports
Port Type
Signals
Serial Line Protection
RS-232
2
RJ45 (8-pin)
TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
15 KV ESD for all signals
Serial Interface—NPort 5230/5230-T
Interface
No. of Ports
Port Type
Signals
Serial Line Protection
RS-485 Data Direction
RS-232, RS-422/485
2 (1 port for RS-232, 1 port for RS-422/485)
Terminal Block (5 pins per port)
RS-232:
TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, GND
RS-422:
Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
RS-485 (2-wire): Data+, Data-, GND
RS-485 (4-wire): Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
15 KV ESD for all signals
ADDC™ (Automatic Data Direction Control)
Serial Interface—NPort 5232/5232I/5232-T/5232I-T
Interface
No. of Ports
Port Type
Signals
Serial Line Protection
RS-485 Data Direction
RS-422/485
2 (for RS-422/485)
Terminal Block (5 pins per port)
RS-422:
Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
RS-485 (2-wire): Data+, Data-, GND
RS-485 (4-wire): Tx+, Tx-, Rx+, Rx-, GND
15 KV ESD for all signals
NPort 5232I has 2 KV isolation protection
ADDC™ (Automatic Data Direction Control)
Power Line Protection
4 KV Burst (EFT), EN61000-4-4
2 KV Surge, EN61000-4-5
Advanced Built-in Features
Buzzer
Real-Time Clock
Watch Dog Timer
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Serial Communication Parameters
Parity
None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Data Bits
5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bit
1, 1.5, 2
Flow Control
RTS/CTS (for RS-232 ports only), XON/XOFF
Transmission Speed
110 bps to 115.2 Kbps
Software Features
Protocols
Utilities
Real COM/TTY Drivers
Configuration
Power Requirements
Power Input
Power Consumption
Mechanical
Casing
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Gross Weight
Installation
ICMP, IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, BOOTP, Telnet, DNS, SNMP,
HTTP, SMTP, SNTP
Device Server Administrator for
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP COM driver,
Linux real TTY driver
NPort 5210/5230/
Web Browser, Serial/Telnet Console,
5210-T/5230-T
or Windows Utility
NPort 5232/5232I/
Web Browser, Telnet Console, or
5232-T/5232I-T
Windows Utility
12 to 48 VDC
NPort 5210: 305 mA at 12V (max.)
NPort 5230: 347.1 mA at 12V (max.)
NPort 5232: 359.6 mA at 12V (max.)
NPort 5232I: 509.4 mA at 12V (max.)
IP30 protection, aluminum case (1 mm)
NPort 5210/5230/5232/
90 × 100.4 × 22 mm
5210-T/5230-T/5232-T
3.54 × 3.95 × 0.87 in
(including ears)
NPort 5210/5230/5232/
5210-T/5230-T/5232-T
(without ears)
67 × 100.4 × 22 mm
2.64 × 3.95 × 0.87 in
NPort 5232I/5232I-T
(including ears)
90 × 100.4 ×35 mm
3.54 × 3.95 × 1.37 in
NPort 5232I/5232I-T
(without ears)
67 × 100.4 × 35 mm
2.64 × 3.95 × 1.38 in
NPort 5210/5210-T: 0.135 kg (0.30 lb)
NPort 5230/5230-T: 0.140 kg (0.31 lb)
NPort 5232/5232-T: 0.119kg (0.26 lb)
NPort 5232I/5232I-T:0.157 kg (0.35 lb)
DIN-Rail, Wall Mounting
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Environmental
Operating Temperature
Introduction
Storage Temperature
0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F), 5 to 95%RH
-40 to 75°C for “-T” versions
-20 to 85°C (-4 to 185°F), 5 to 95%RH
Regulatory Approvals
EMC
Safety
WARRANTY
FCC Class A, CE Class A
UL, CUL, TÜV
5 years
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
In this chapter, we give instructions on how to install the NPort 5200 device servers. Software
installation is covered in subsequent chapters.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
‰ Panel Layout
‰ Connecting the Hardware
¾ Wiring Requirements
¾ Connecting the Power
¾ Grounding NPort 5200
¾ Connecting to the Network
¾ Connecting to a Serial Device
¾ LED Indicators
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Panel Layout
NPort 5210/5210-T
NPort 5230/5230-T
Top-end View
Top-End View
Terminal Block
Power input
Terminal Block
Power input
Reset button
RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
Reset button
RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
Nameplate View
Nameplate View
12-30V
RESET
V-
10/100M
Ethernet
V+
RESET
12-30V
Ready
Ready
Link
Link
DIN-Rail
screw hole
P1
P2
DIN-Rail
screw hole
P1
P2
5230
5210
5210
5210
Industrial RS-232/422/485 Device Server
Wallmount
screw hole
Wallmount
screw hole
T+
T-
P2 RS-485/422
GND
CTS
Tx
Rx
RTS
P1 RS-232
P2 RS-232
R+/D+
Industrial RS-232 Device Server
P1 RS-232
10/100M
Ethernet
GND
V+
R-/D-
V-
Bottom-End View
Bottom-End View
RS-232 & RS-422/485
Terminal Block
RJ45 (8-pin) serial ports
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NPort 5232/5232-T
NPort 5232I/5232I-T
Top-end View
Top-end View
Terminal Block
Power input
Terminal Block
Power input
Reset button
RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
Reset button
RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
Nameplate View
Nameplate View
V+
V-
RESET
12-30V
V+
V-
10/100M
Ethernet
RESET
12-30V
Ready
Ready
Link
Link
DIN-Rail
screw hole
P1
P2
DIN-Rail
screw hole
P1
P2
5232I
5210
5232
5210
Isolated Industrial 422/485 Device Server
Industrial 422/485 Device Server
Wallmount
screw hole
Wallmount
screw hole
GND
R-/D-
T+
T-
R+/D+
P2 RS-422/485
GND
R-/D-
T+
T-
GND
R-/D-
T+
T-
R+/D+
R+/D+
P1 RS-422/485
P2 RS-422/485
GND
R-/D-
T+
R+/D+
P1 RS-422/485
T-
10/100M
Ethernet
Bottom-End View
Bottom-End View
RS-232 & RS-422/485
Terminal Block
RS-232 & RS-422/485
Terminal Block
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Connecting the Hardware
This section describes how to connect NPort 5200 to serial devices for first time testing purposes.
We cover Wiring Requirements, Connecting the Power, Grounding NPort 5200 Series,
Connecting to the Network, Connecting to a Serial Device, and LED Indicators.
Wiring Requirements
ATTENTION
Safety First!
Be sure to disconnect the power cord before installing and/or wiring your NPort 5200.
Wiring Caution!
Calculate the maximum possible current in each power wire and common wire. Observe all
electrical codes dictating the maximum current allowable for each wire size.
If the current goes above the maximum ratings, the wiring could overheat, causing serious
damage to your equipment.
Temperature Caution!
Please take care when handling NPort 5200. When plugged in, NPort 5200’s internal
components generate heat, and consequently the casing may feel hot to the touch.
You should also heed the following:
y Use separate paths to route wiring for power and devices. If power wiring and device wiring
paths must cross, make sure the wires are perpendicular at the intersection point.
NOTE: Do not run signal or communication wiring and power wiring in the same wire conduit.
To avoid interference, wires with different signal characteristics should be routed separately.
y You can use the type of signal transmitted through a wire to determine which wires should be
kept separate. The rule of thumb is that wiring that shares similar electrical characteristics can
be bundled together.
y Keep input wiring and output wiring separate.
y Where necessary, it is strongly advised that you label wiring to all devices in the system.
Connecting the Power
Connect the 12-30 VDC power line with NPort 5200’s terminal block. If the power is properly
supplied, the “Ready” LED will show a solid red color until the system is ready, at which time the
“Ready” LED will change to a green color.
Grounding NPort 5200
Grounding and wire routing helps limit the effects of noise due to electromagnetic interference
(EMI). Run the ground connection from the ground screw to the grounding surface prior to
connecting devices.
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ATTENTION
This product is intended to be mounted to a well-grounded mounting surface such as a metal
panel.
SG: The Shielded Ground (sometimes called Protected Ground) contact
is the left most contact of the 3-pin power terminal block connector
when viewed from the angle shown here. Connect the SG wire to an
appropriate grounded metal surface.
SG
V-
V+
12-30V
Connecting to the Network
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to NPort 5200’s 10/100M Ethernet port and the other end of
the cable to the Ethernet network. If the cable is properly connected, NPort 5200 will indicate a
valid connection to the Ethernet in the following ways:
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The Ethernet LED maintains a solid green color when connected to a 100 Mbps Ethernet
network.
The Ethernet LED maintains a solid orange color when connected to a 10 Mbps Ethernet
network.
The Ethernet LED will flash when Ethernet packets are being transmitted or received.
Connecting to a Serial Device
Connect the serial data cable between NPort 5200 and the serial device. Serial data cables are
optional accessories for NPort 5210. Refer to Chapter 1 under Optional Accessories for
information about the RJ45-to-DB25 and RJ45-to-DB9 cables.
LED Indicators
The top panels of all NPort 5200 device servers have four LED indicators, as described in the
following table.
LED Name
LED Color
red
Ready
green
Ethernet
P1, P2
off
orange
green
off
orange
green
off
LED Function
Steady on: Power is on and NPort 5200 is booting up.
Blinking: Indicates an IP conflict, or DHCP or BOOTP server
did not respond properly.
Steady on: Power is on and NPort 5200 is functioning normally.
Blinking: The device server has been located by
Administrator’s Location function.
Power is off, or power error condition exists.
10 Mbps Ethernet connection.
100 Mbps Ethernet connection.
Ethernet cable is disconnected, or has a short.
Serial port is receiving data.
Serial port is transmitting data.
No data is being transmitted or received through the serial port.
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Chapter 3
Initial IP Address Configuration
When setting up your NPort 5200 for the first time, the first thing you should do is configure the
IP address. This chapter introduces the methods that can be used to configure the device server’s
IP address. Select one of the initial IP Address configuration methods to configure NPort 5200’s
IP Address. For more details about network settings, see the Network Settings section from
Chapter 5, Web Console Configuration.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
‰
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Initializing NPort 5200’s IP Address
Factory Default IP Address
NPort 5200 Administration Suite Å recommended configuration method
ARP
Telnet Console
Serial Console (19200, n, 8, 1)
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Initial IP Address Configuration
Initializing NPort 5200’s IP Address
1.
Determine whether your NPort 5200 needs to use a Static IP or Dynamic IP (either DHCP or
BOOTP application).
2.
If NPort 5200 is used in a Static IP environment, you can use NPort 5200 Administration
Suite, ARP, Web Console, Telnet Console, or Serial Console to configure the new IP address.
3.
If NPort 5200 is used in a Dynamic IP environment, you can use NPort 5200 Administration
Suite, Web Console, Telnet Console, or Serial Console to configure NPort 5200 to get an IP
address dynamically with DHCP, DHCP/BOOTP, or BOOTP.
ATTENTION
Consult your network administrator to learn how to reserve a fixed IP address for your NPort
5200 in the MAC-IP mapping table when using a DHCP Server or BOOTP Server. For most
applications, you should assign a fixed IP address to your NPort 5200.
Factory Default IP Address
NPort 5200 device servers are configured with the following default private IP address:
Default IP address:
192.168.127.254
(IP addresses of the form 192.168.xxx.xxx are referred to as private IP addresses, since it is not
possible to access a device configured with a private IP address directly from a public network.
For example, you would not be able to ping such a device from an outside Internet connection.
NPort 5200 applications that require sending data over a public network, such as the Internet,
require setting up the server with a valid public IP address, which can be leased from a local ISP.)
NPort 5200 Administration Suite
NPort 5200 Administration Suite consists of useful utility programs that are used to configure and
manage your NPort 5200 device server.
See Chapter 5 for details on how to install NPort 5200 Administration Suite, and how to use
this suite of useful utilities to set up IP addresses and configure your NPort 5200 Series serial
device servers.
ARP
You can use the ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) command to set up an IP address for your
NPort 5200. The ARP command tells your computer to associate the NPort 5200’s MAC address
with the intended IP address. You must then use Telnet to access the NPort 5200, at which point
the device server’s IP address will be reconfigured.
ATTENTION
In order to use this setup method, both your computer and NPort 5200 must be connected to the
same LAN. Or, you may use a cross-over Ethernet cable to connect the NPort 5200 directly to
your computer’s Ethernet card. Your NPort 5200 must be configured with the factory default IP
address—192.168.127.254—before executing the ARP command, as described below.
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Initial IP Address Configuration
Take the following steps to use ARP to configure the IP address:
1.
Obtain a valid IP address for your NPort 5200 from your network administrator.
2.
Obtain NPort 5200’s MAC address from the label on its bottom panel.
3.
Execute the ‘arp -s’ command from your computer’s MS-DOS prompt by typing:
arp -s 192.168.200.100 00-90-E8-xx-xx-xx
This is where 192.168.200.100 is the new IP address and 00-90-E8-xx-xx-xx is the MAC
address for your NPort 5200. (Be sure to use the actual IP address and MAC address for your
NPort 5200.)
4.
Next, execute a special Telnet command by typing:
telnet 192.168.200.100 6000
After issuing this command, a Connect failed message will appear, as shown here. After the
NPort 5200 reboots, its IP address will be updated to the new address, and you can reconnect
using either Telnet, Web, or Administrator to check that the update was successful.
Telnet Console
Depending on how your computer and network are configured, you may find it convenient to use
network access to set up your NPort 5200’s IP address. This can be done using Telnet.
ATTENTION
Figures in this chapter were generated using NPort 5230.
1.
From the Windows desktop, click on Start and then select Run.
2.
Type telnet 192.168.127.254 (use the correct IP address if different from the default)
in the Open text input box, and then click on OK.
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3.
When the Telnet window opens, if you are prompted to input the Console password, input
the password and then press Enter.
Note that this page will only appear if the NPort 5200 is password protected.
4.
Type 2 to select Network settings, and then press Enter.
5.
Type 1 to select IP address and then press Enter.
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6.
Use the Backspace key to erase the current IP address, type in the new IP address, and then
press Enter.
7.
Press any key to continue.
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8.
Type m and then press Enter to return to the main menu.
9.
Type s and then press Enter to Save/Restart the system.
10. Type y and then press Enter to save the new IP address and restart the NPort 5200.
Serial Console (19200, n, 8, 1)
You may use the RS-232 console port to set up the IP address for NPort 5200. We suggest using
PComm Terminal Emulator, which is available free of charge as part of the PComm Lite program
suite (found on the Software CD that comes with the product), to carry out the installation
procedure, although other similar utilities may also be used.
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ATTENTION
The Serial Console can only be accessed by NPort 5200’s RS-232 ports (ports 1 and 2 for NPort
5210, and port 1 for NPort 5230). Since NPort 5232 and NPort 5232I do not have an RS-232
interface, the Serial Console program cannot be used to configure NPort 5232/5232I’s IP
address.
Before you use the serial console to configure the NPort 5200, turn off the power and connect the
serial cable from NPort 5200 to your computer’s serial port.
1.
Connect NPort 5200’s serial port 1 directly to your computer’s male RS-232 serial port.
2.
From the Windows desktop, click on Start Æ Programs Æ PComm Lite Æ Terminal
Emulator.
3.
When the PComm Terminal Emulator window opens, first click on the Port Manager
menu item and select Open, or simply click on the Open icon.
4.
The Property window opens automatically. From the Communication Parameter page,
select the appropriate COM port for the connection, COM1 in this example, and 19200 for
Baud Rate, 8 for Data Bits, None for Parity, and 1 for Stop Bits.
5.
From the Property window’s Terminal page, select ANSI or VT100 for Terminal Type and
then click OK.
If you select Dumb Terminal as the terminal type, some of the console functions—especially
the “Monitor” function—may not work properly.
6.
Press the “ ` ” key continuously and then power on the NPort 5200.
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7.
NPort 5200 will switch automatically from data mode to console mode as it receives a
continuous “ ` ”string.
8.
Input the password when prompted. Note that this page will only appear when the NPort 5200
has been set up for password protection.
9.
Start configuring the IP address under Network Settings. Refer to step 4 in the Telnet
Console section for the rest of the IP settings.
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Chapter 4
Choosing the Proper Operation Mode
In this chapter, we describe the various NPort 5200 operation modes. The options include “Driver
Mode,” which uses a driver installed on the host computer, and operation modes that rely on
TCP/IP socket programming concepts. After reading this chapter, choose the operation mode most
suitable for your application, and then refer to Chapter 5 for detailed instructions on how to
configure the operation mode’s parameters.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
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Real COM Mode
TCP Server Mode
TCP Client Mode
UDP Mode
Pair Connection Mode
Reverse Telnet Mode
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Overview
NPort 5200 serial device servers network-enable traditional RS-232/422/485 devices. A serial
device server is a tiny computer equipped with a CPU, real-time OS, and TCP/IP protocols that
can bi-directionally transform data between the serial and Ethernet formats. By incorporating
serial device servers in your application, you will be able to access, manage, and configure remote
facilities and equipment over the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Traditional SCADA and data collection systems rely on serial ports (RS-232/422/485) to collect
data from various kinds of instruments. Since NPort 5200 Serial Device Servers network-enable
instruments equipped with an RS-232/422/485 communication port, your SCADA and data
collection system will be able to access all instruments connected to a standard TCP/IP network,
regardless of whether the devices are used locally or at a remote site.
NPort 5200 is an external IP-based network device that allows you to expand the number of serial
ports for a host computer on demand. As long as your host computer supports the TCP/IP protocol,
you won’t be limited by the host computer’s bus limitation (such as ISA or PCI), or lack of drivers
for various operating systems.
In addition to providing socket access, NPort 5200 also comes with a Real COM/TTY driver that
transmits all serial signals intact. This means that you can continue using your existing
COM/TTY-based software, without needing to invest in additional software.
Three different Socket Modes are available: TCP Server, TCP Client, and UDP Server/Client. The
main difference between the TCP and UDP protocols is that TCP guarantees delivery of data by
requiring the recipient to send an acknowledgement for every data packet received. UDP does not
require this type of verification, making it possible to offer speedier delivery. UDP also allows
unicast transmission to on IP, or multicast transmission to groups of IP addresses.
Real COM Mode
NPort 5200 comes equipped with COM drivers
that work with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
systems, and also TTY drivers for Linux systems.
The driver establishes a transparent connection
between host and serial device by mapping the
IP:Port of the NPort 5200’s serial port to a local
COM/TTY port on the host computer. Real COM
Mode also supports up to 4 simultaneous
connections, so that multiple hosts can collect data
from the same serial device at the same time.
Real COM Mode
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ATTENTION
The driver used for Real COM Mode is bundled with NPort Administrator. The driver is
installed on your computer automatically when you install NPort 5200 Administration Suite.
One of the major conveniences of using Real COM Mode is that Real COM Mode allows users to
continue using RS-232/422/485 serial communications software that was written for pure serial
communications applications. The driver intercepts data sent to the host’s COM port, packs it into
a TCP/IP packet, and then redirects it through the host’s Ethernet card. At the other end of the
connection, the NPort 5200 accepts the Ethernet frame, unpacks the TCP/IP packet, and then sends
it transparently to the appropriate serial device attached to one of the NPort 5200’s serial ports.
ATTENTION
Real COM Mode allows several hosts to have access control to the same NPort 5200. The driver
that comes with your NPort 5200 controls host access to attached serial devices by checking the
host’s IP address. Refer to the Accessible IP Settings section of Chapter 5 for more details.
TCP Server Mode
In TCP Server Mode, NPort 5200 is configured
with a unique IP:Port combination on a TCP/IP
network. In this case, NPort 5200 waits passively
to be contacted by the host computer. After the
host computer establishes a connection with the
serial device, it can then proceed with data
transmission. TCP Server mode also supports up
to 4 simultaneous connections, so that multiple
hosts can collect data from the same serial
device—at the same time.
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The host requests a connection from the
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Once the connection is established, data can
be transmitted in both directions—from the
host to the NPort 5200, and from the NPort
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TCP Client Mode
In TCP Client Mode, NPort 5200 can actively
establish a TCP connection with a pre-determined
host computer when serial data arrives.
After the data has been transferred, NPort 5200
can disconnect automatically from the host
computer by using the TCP alive check time or
Inactivity time settings. Refer to Chapter 5 for
detailed configuration instructions.
TCP Client Mode
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The NPort 5200 configured for TCP Client
Mode requests a connection from the host.
Once the connection is established, data can
be transmitted in both directions—from the
host to the NPort 5200, and from the NPort
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UDP Mode
Compared to TCP communication, UDP is faster
and more efficient. In UDP mode, you can unicast
or multicast data from the serial device to one or
multiple host computers, and the serial device can
also receive data from one or multiple host
computers, making this mode ideal for message
display applications.
UDP Mode
Directly proceed with
data transmission
(no connection required)
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Pair Connection Mode
Pair Connection Mode employs two NPort 5200 in tandem, and can be used to remove the
15-meter distance limitation imposed by the RS-232 interface. One NPort 5200 is connected from
its RS-232 port to the COM port of a PC or other type of computer, such as hand-held PDAs that
have a serial port, and the serial device is connected to the RS-232 port of the other NPort 5200.
The two NPort 5200 are then connected to each other with a cross-over Ethernet cable, both are
connected to the same LAN, or in a more advanced setup, they communicate with each other over
a WAN (i.e., through one or more routers). Pair Connection Mode transparently transfers both data
and modem control signals (although it cannot transmit the DCD signal) between the two NPorts.
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Reverse Telnet Mode
Console management is commonly used upon Console/AUX or COM port of routers, switches,
and UPS. Rtelnet works the same as RAW mode that they only listen to one specific TCP port
after booting up, and wait for the host on the network to initiate the connection. The difference is
that the RAW mode does not provide conversion function of telnet protocol. If the connected
devices need to use CR/LF conversion function when controlling, then users have to choose
Rtelnet mode.
Disabled Mode
When Operation mode is set to Disabled, that particular port will be disabled. Check the “Apply the
above settings to all serial ports” to apply this setting to the other port.
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Chapter 5
Web Console Configuration
The Web Console is the most user-friendly method available to configure NPort 5200. In this
chapter, we introduce the Web Console function groups and function definitions.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
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Opening Your Browser
Basic Settings
Network Settings
Serial Settings
Operating Settings
¾ Real COM Mode
¾ TCP Server Mode
¾ TCP Client Mode
¾ UDP Mode
¾ Pair Connection Mode
¾ Reverse Telnet Mode
¾ Disabled Mode
Accessible IP Settings
Auto warning Settings
¾ Auto warning: E-mail and SNMP trap
¾ Event Type
Monitor
¾ Monitor Line
¾ Monitor Async
¾ Monitor Async-Settings
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Opening Your Browser
1.
Open your browser with the cookie function enabled. (To enable your browser for cookies,
right click on your desktop Internet Explorer icon, select Properties, click on the Security tab,
and then select the three Enable options as shown in the figure below.)
2.
Type 192.168.127.254 in the Address input box (use the correct IP address if different
from the default), and then press Enter.
3.
Input the password if prompted. The password is transmitted with MD5 encryption over the
Ethernet. Note that you will not be prompted to enter the password if the NPort 5200 is not
password protected.
ATTENTION
If you use web browsers other than Explorer, remember to Enable the functions to “allow
cookies that are stored on your computer” or “allow per-session cookies.”
Note that NPort 5200 only uses cookies for “password” transmission.
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ATTENTION
Refer to Chapter 3, Initial IP Address Configuration, to see how to configure the IP address.
Examples shown in this chapter use the Factory Default IP address (192.168.127.254).
4.
The NPort 5200 homepage will open next. On this page, you can see a brief description of the
Web Console’s nine function groups.
ATTENTION
If you can’t remember the password, the ONLY way to start configuring NPort 5200 is to load
factory defaults by using the Reset button located near the NPort 5200’s RJ45 Ethernet port.
Remember to use NPort Administrator to export the configuration file when you have finished
the configuration. After using the Reset button to load factory defaults, your configuration can be
easily reloaded into NPort 5200 by using the NPort Administrator Import function. Refer to
Chapter 6 for more details about using the Export and Import functions.
ATTENTION
If your NPort 5200 application requires using password protection, you must enable the cookie
function in your browser. If the cookie function is disabled, you will not be allowed to enter the
Web Console Screen.
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Basic Settings
Server name
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
1 to 39 characters
[model name]_[Serial No.]
Optional
This option is useful for specifying the location or application of different NPort 5200s.
Time
NPort 5200 has a built-in Real-Time Clock for time calibration functions. Real-time information
can be added to Auto warning “Email” or “SNMP Trap” messages.
ATTENTION
First time users should select the time zone first. The Console will display the “real time”
according to the time zone compared to GMT.
If you would like to modify the real time clock, select “Local time.” NPort 5200’s firmware will
modify the GMT time according to the Time Zone.
Time zone
Setting
User selectable time zone
Local time
Setting
User adjustable time
(1900/1/1 to 2037/12/31)
Factory Default
Necessity
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Required
Click on the Modify button to open the Modify time settings window to modify the time.
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Time server
Setting
IP Address or Domain Name
Factory Default
Necessity
blank
Optional
(E.g., 192.168.1.1, time.stdtime.gov.tw, or
time.nist.gov)
NPort 5200 uses SNTP (RFC-1769) for auto time calibration.
Input the correct “Time server” IP address or domain name. Once NPort 5200 is configured with
the correct Time server address, NPort 5200 will request time information from the “Time server”
every 10 minutes.
Web/Telnet Console
The “Disable” option for “Web Console” and “Telnet Console” is included for security reasons. In
some cases, you may want to disable one or both of these console utilities as an extra precaution to
prevent unauthorized users from accessing your NPort 5200. The factory default for both Web
console and Telnet console is Enable.
Web console
Setting
Enable or Disable
Telnet console
Setting
Enable or Disable
Factory Default
Necessity
Enable
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
Enable
Required
ATTENTION
If you disable both the “Web console” and “Telnet console,” you can still use NPort
Administrator to configure NPort 5200 either locally or remotely over the network. Refer to
Chapter 6 for more details.
Reset button protect
Setting
No or Yes
Factory Default
Necessity
No
Required
NOTE: Select the Yes option to allow limited use of the Reset Button. In this case, the Reset
Button can be used for only 60 seconds. I.e., 60 sec. after booting up, the Reset Button will be
disabled automatically.
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Network Settings
You must assign a valid IP address to NPort 5200 before it will work in your network environment.
Your network system administrator should provide you with an IP address and related settings for
your network. The IP address must be unique within the network (otherwise, NPort 5200 will not
have a valid connection to the network). First time users can refer to Chapter 3, “Initial IP Address
Configuration,” for more information.
You can choose from four possible “IP configuration” modes—Static, DHCP, DHCP/BOOTP,
and BOOTP—located under the web console screen’s IP configuration drop-down box.
Method
Function Definition
Static
User defined IP address, Netmask, Gateway.
DHCP
DHCP Server assigned IP address, Netmask, Gateway, DNS, and Time
Server
DHCP/BOOTP DHCP Server assigned IP address, Netmask, Gateway, DNS, and Time
Server, or BOOTP Server assigned IP address (if the DHCP Server does not
respond)
BOOTP
BOOTP Server assigns IP address
IP Address
Setting
E.g., 192.168.1.1
Factory Default
Necessity
192.168.127.254
Required
(IP addresses of the form x.x.x.0 and
x.x.x.255 are invalid.)
An IP address is a number assigned to a network device (such as a computer) as a permanent
address on the network. Computers use the IP address to identify and talk to each other over the
network. Choose a proper IP address that is unique and valid in your network environment.
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Netmask
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
E.g., 255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
Required
A netmask identifies a local area network. When a packet is sent out over the network, the NPort
5200 will use the subnet mask to check whether the destination TCP/IP host specified in the packet
is on the local network segment. If the address is on the same network segment as the NPort 5200,
a connection is established directly from the NPort 5200. Otherwise, an attempt is made to
establish a connection through the given default gateway.
Gateway
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
E.g., 192.168.1.1
blank
Optional
The gateway IP address identifies a network gateway that acts as an entrance to another network.
Usually, the computers that control traffic within the network or at the local Internet service
provider are gateway nodes. NPort 5200 needs to know the IP address of the default gateway
computer in order to communicate with hosts outside the local network environment. For correct
gateway IP address information, consult your network administrator.
IP configuration
Setting
Static, DHCP, DHCP/BOOTP, BOOTP
Factory Default
Static
Necessity
Required
ATTENTION
In Dynamic IP environments, the firmware will retry 3 times every 30 seconds until network
settings are assigned by the DHCP or BOOTP server. The Timeout for each try increases from 1
second, to 3 seconds, to 5 seconds.
If the DHCP/BOOTP Server is unavailable, the firmware will use the default IP address
(192.168.127.254), Netmask, and Gateway for IP settings.
DNS server 1 / DNS server 2
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
E.g., 192.168.1.1
blank
Optional
(IP addresses of the form x.x.x.0 and
x.x.x.255 are invalid DNS server settings.)
When the user wants to visit a particular website, the computer requests the website’s IP address
from a Domain Name System (DNS) server, and then the computer uses that IP address to connect
to the web server. DNS is used to identify Internet domain names, and to translate domain names
into IP addresses. A domain name is an alphanumeric name, such as moxa.com. A DNS server is a
host that translates this kind of text-based domain name into the numeric IP address used to
establish a TCP/IP connection.
In order to use NPort 5200’s DNS feature, you need to configure the DNS server. Doing so allows
NPort 5200 to use a host’s domain name to access the host. NPort 5200 provides DNS server 1
and DNS server 2 configuration items to configure the IP address of the DNS server. DNS Server
2 is used when DNS sever 1 is unavailable.
NPort 5200 plays the role of DNS client, in the sense that the NPort 5200 will actively query the
DNS server for the IP address associated with a particular domain name. NPort 5200 functions that
support domain name are Time server, Destination IP Address in TCP Client mode, Mail
Server, SNMP trap server, and Auto report to IP.
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SNMP Settings
Community name
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
1 to 39 characters
public
Optional
(E.g., Support, 886-89191230 #300)
A community name is a plain-text password mechanism that is used to authenticate queries weakly
to agents of managed network devices.
Contact
Setting
1 to 39 characters
Factory Default
Necessity
blank
Optional
(E.g., Support, 886-89191230 #300)
The SNMP contact information usually includes an emergency contact name and telephone or
pager number.
Location
Setting
1 to 39 characters
Factory Default
Necessity
blank
Optional
(E.g., Floor 1, office 2)
Specify the location of SNMP agents, such as NPort 5200. This string is usually set to the street
address where the NPort 5200 is physically located.
IP Address Report
When NPort 5200 Series products are used in a dynamic IP environment, users must spend more
time with IP management tasks. For example, if NPort 5200 is set up as a server (TCP or UDP),
then the host, which acts as a client, must know the IP address of the server. If the DHCP server
assigns a new IP address to NPort 5200, the host must have some way of determining NPort
5200’s new IP address.
NPort 5200 device servers help out by reporting their IP address periodically to the IP location
server, in case the dynamic IP has changed. The parameters shown below are used to configure the
Auto IP report function. There are two ways to develop an “Auto IP report Server” to receive
NPort 5200’s Auto IP report.
1.
Use Device Server Administrator’s IP Address Report function.
2.
“Auto IP report protocol,” which can receive the Auto IP report automatically on a regular
basis, is also available to help you develop your own software. Refer to Appendix E for the
“Auto IP report protocol.”
Auto report to IP
Setting
E.g., 192.168.1.1 or URL
Factory Default
Necessity
blank
Optional
(IP addresses of the form x.x.x.0 and
x.x.x.255 are invalid.)
Reports generated by the Auto report function will be sent to this IP address automatically.
Auto report to TCP port
Setting
E.g., 4002
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Auto report period
Setting
Time interval (in seconds)
Factory Default
Necessity
10
Optional
Serial Settings
Click on Serial Settings, located under Main Menu, to display serial port settings for ports 1
and 2.
To modify serial settings for a particular port, click on either Port 1 or Port 2 under Serial
Settings, located under Main Menu on the left side of the browser window.
Port alias
Setting
1 to 15 characters
Factory Default
Necessity
blank
Optional
(E.g., PLC-No.1)
“Port alias” is included to allow easy identification of the serial devices that are connected to
NPort 5200’s serial port.
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Serial Parameters
ATTENTION
Check your serial device’s user’s manual to determine the proper settings for the device’s serial
communication parameters. Use these settings to configure NPort 5200’s serial parameters.
Baud rate
Setting
110 bps to 230.4 Kbps
Data bits
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
115.2 Kbps
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
5, 6, 7, 8
8
Required
When the user sets Data bits to 5 bits, the Stop bits setting will automatically change to 1.5 bits.
Stop bits
Setting
Factory Default
1, 2
1
Stop bits will be set to 1.5 when Data bits is set to 5 bits.
Parity
Setting
None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Flow control
Setting
None, RTS/CTS, DTR/DSR, Xon/Xoff
FIFO
Setting
Necessity
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
None
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
RTS/CTS
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
Enable, Disable
Enable
Required
NPort 5200’s serial ports provide a 16-byte FIFO both in the Tx and Rx directions. To prevent
data loss during communication, disable the FIFO setting when your serial device does not have a
FIFO.
Interface
Model
NPort 5210
NPort 5230
Port
Settings
Factory Default
1 and 2
RS-232
RS-232
1
RS-232
RS-232
RS-422,
2
NPort 5232/5232 1 and 2
2-wire RS-485,
4-wire RS-485
RS-422,
4-wire RS-485
2-wire RS-485,
4-wire RS-485
4-wire RS-485
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N/A
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Operating Settings
Click on Operating Settings, located under Main Menu, to display the operating settings for both
of NPort 5200’s serial ports.
Real COM Mode
TCP alive check time
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 99 min
7 min
0 min: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle TCP connection.
Necessity
Required
1 to 99 min: NPort 5200 automatically closes the TCP connection if there is no TCP activity for
the given time. After the connection is closed, NPort 5200 starts listening for another Real COM
driver connection from another host.
Max connection
Setting
1, 2, 3, 4
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Max connection is usually used when the user needs to receive data from different hosts
simultaneously. The factory default is 1. In this case, only one specific host can access this port of
the NPort 5200, and the Real COM driver on that host will have full control over the port.
Max. connection 1:
Allows only 1 host’s Real COM driver to open the specific NPort 5200 serial port.
Max connection 2 to 4:
Allows 2 to 4 host’s Real COM drivers to open the specific NPort 5200 serial port, at the same
time. When multiple hosts’ Real COM drivers open the serial port at the same time, the COM
driver only provides a pure data tunnel without control ability. That is, this serial port parameter
will use the firmware settings, instead of depending on your application program (AP).
Application software that is based on the COM driver will receive a driver response of “success”
when the software uses any of the Win32 API functions. The firmware will only send the data
back to the driver on the host.
Data will be sent first-in-first-out when data comes into the NPort 5200 from the Ethernet
interface.
ATTENTION
When Max connection is set to 2, 3, or 4, this means that NPort 5200 will be using a “multi
connection application” (i.e., 2, 3, or 4 hosts are allowed access to the port at the same time).
When using a multi connection application, NPort 5200 will use the serial communication
parameters set in the console. All of the hosts connected to that port must use the same serial
settings. If one of the hosts opens the COM port with parameters that are different from NPort
5200’s console setting, data communication may not work properly.
Ignore jammed IP
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
No or Yes
No
Required
For previous versions of NPort 5200, when Max connections > 1, and the serial device is
transmitting data, if any one of the connected hosts was not responding NPort 5200 would wait
until the data had been transmitted successfully before transmitting the second group of data to all
hosts. For the current version of NPort 5200, if you select Yes for “Ignore jammed IP,” the host
that is not responding will be ignored, but the data will still be transmitted to the other hosts.
Allow driver control
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
No or Yes
No
Required
If “max connection” is greater than 1, NPort will ignore driver control commands from all
connected hosts. However, if you set “Allow driver control” to YES, control commands will be
accepted. Note that since NPort 5200 may get configuration changes from multiple hosts, the most
recent command received will take precedence.
Packing length
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
0 to 1024
0
Required
Default = 0, The Delimiter Process will be followed, regardless of the length of the data packet. If
the data length (in bytes) matches the configured value, the data will be forced out. The data length
can be configured for 0 to 1024 bytes. Set to 0 if you do not need to limit the length.
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Delimiter 1
Setting
00 to FF (hex)
Delimiter 2
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
0
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
00 to FF (hex)
0
Required
Once the NPort 5200 receives both delimiters through its serial port, it immediately packs all data
currently in its buffer and sends it to the NPort 5200’s Ethernet port.
ATTENTION
Delimiter 2 is optional. If left blank, then Delimiter 1 alone trips clearing of the buffer. If the size
of the serial data received is greater than 1 KB, the NPort 5200 will automatically pack the data
and send it to the Ethernet. However, to use the delimiter function, you must at least enable
Delimiter 1. If Delimiter 1 is left blank and Delimiter 2 is enabled, the delimiter function will not
work properly.
Delimiter process
Setting
Do nothing, Delimiter + 1, Delimiter + 2,
Strip Delimiter
Factory Default
Necessity
Do Nothing
Required
When [Delimiter + 1] or [Delimiter + 2] is selected, the data will be transmitted when an
additional byte (for Delimiter +1), or an additional 2 bytes (for Delimiter +2) of data is received
after receiving the Delimiter.
When [Strip Delimiter] is selected, when the Delimiter is received, the Delimiter is deleted (i.e.,
stripped), and the remaining data is transmitted.
When [Do nothing] is selected, the data will be transmitted when the Delimiter is received.
Force transmit
Setting
0 to 65535 ms
0: Disable the force transmit timeout.
Factory Default
0 ms
Necessity
Required
1 to 65535: Forces the NPort 5200’s TCP/IP protocol software to try to pack serial data received
during the specified time into the same data frame.
This parameter defines the time interval during which NPort 5200 fetches the serial data from its
internal buffer. If data is incoming through the serial port, NPort 5200 stores the data in the
internal buffer. NPort 5200 transmits data stored in the buffer via TCP/IP, but only if the internal
buffer is full or if the Force transmit time interval reaches the time specified under Force transmit
timeout.
The optimal Force transmit timeout depends on your application, but it must be at least larger than
one character interval within the specified baud rate. For example, assume that the serial port is set
to 1200 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity. In this case, the total number of bits needed to
send a character is 10 bits, and the time required to transfer one character is
( 10 (bits) / 1200 (bits/s) ) * 1000 (ms/s) = 8.3 ms.
Therefore, you should set Force transmit timeout to be larger than 8.3 ms, so in this case, it must
be greater than or equal to 10 ms.
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If the user wants to send a series of characters in the same packet, the serial device attached to
NPort 5200 should send that series of characters during a time interval less than the Force transmit
timeout for NPort 5200, and the total length of data must be less than or equal to NPort 5200’s
internal buffer size. The serial communication buffer size for NPort 5200 is 1 KB per port.
TCP Server Mode
TCP alive check time
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 99 min
7 min
0 min: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle TCP connection.
Necessity
Optional
1 to 99 min: NPort 5200 automatically closes the TCP connection if there is no TCP activity for
the given time. After the connection is closed, NPort 5200 starts listening for another host’s TCP
connection.
Inactivity time
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 65535 ms
0 ms
0 ms: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle serial line.
Necessity
Optional
1-65535 ms: NPort 5200 automatically closes the TCP connection if there is no serial data activity
for the given time. After the connection is closed, NPort 5200 starts listening for another host’s
TCP connection.
This parameter defines the maintenance status as Closed or Listen for the TCP connection. The
connection is closed if data is not incoming or outgoing through the serial port during the specific
Inactivity time.
If the Inactivity time is set to 0, the current TCP connection is kept active until a connection close
request is received. Although Inactivity time is disabled, the NPort 5200 will check the connection
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status between the NPort 5200 and remote host by sending “keep alive” packets periodically. If the
remote host does not respond to the packet, NPort 5200 assumes that the connection was closed
down unintentionally. NPort 5200 will then force the existing TCP connection to close.
ATTENTION
The Inactivity time should at least be larger than Force transmit timeout. To prevent the
unintended loss of data due to the session being disconnected, it is highly recommended that this
value is set large enough so that the intended data transfer can be completed.
Max connection
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
1, 2, 3, 4
1
Required
Max connection is usually used when the user needs to receive data from different hosts
simultaneously. The factory default only allows 1 connection at a time.
Max. Connection 1:
NPort 5200 only allows 1 host to open the TCP connection to the specific serial port.
Max Connection 2 to 4:
Allows 2 to 4 host’s TCP connection request to open this NPort 5200 serial port, at the same time.
When multiple hosts establish a TCP connection to the specific serial port at the same time, NPort
5200 will duplicate the serial data and transmit to all of the hosts. Ethernet data is sent on a
first-in-first-out basis to the serial port when data comes into NPort 5200 from the Ethernet
interface.
Ignore jammed IP
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
No or Yes
No
Required
For previous versions of NPort 5200, when Max connections > 1, and the serial device is
transmitting data, if any one of the connected hosts was not responding NPort 5200 would wait
until the data had been transmitted successfully before transmitting the second group of data to all
hosts. For the current version of NPort 5200, if you select Yes for “Ignore jammed IP,” the host
that is not responding will be ignored, but the data will still be transmitted to the other hosts.
Allow driver control
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
No or Yes
No
Required
If “max connection” is greater than 1, NPort will ignore driver control commands from all
connected hosts. However, if you set “Allow driver control” to YES, control commands will be
accepted. Note that since NPort 5200 may get configuration changes from multiple hosts, the most
recent command received will take precedence.
Packing length
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
0 to 1024
0
Optional
Default = 0, The Delimiter Process will be followed, regardless of the length of the data packet. If
the data length (in bytes) matches the configured value, the data will be forced out. The data length
can be configured for 0 to 1024 bytes. Set to 0 if you do not need to limit the length.
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Delimiter 1
Setting
00 to FF
Delimiter 2
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
blank
Optional
Factory Default
Necessity
00 to FF
blank
Optional
Once the NPort 5200 receives both delimiters through its serial port, it immediately packs all data
currently in its buffer and sends it out the NPort 5200’s Ethernet port.
ATTENTION
Delimiter 2 is optional. If left blank, then Delimiter 1 alone trips clearing of the buffer. If the size
of the serial data received is greater than 1 KB, the NPort 5200 will automatically pack the data
and send it to the Ethernet. However, to use the delimiter function, you must at least enable
Delimiter 1. If Delimiter 1 is left blank and Delimiter 2 is enabled, the delimiter function will not
work properly.
Delimiter process
Setting
Do nothing
Delimiter + 1
Delimiter + 2
Strip Delimiter
Factory Default
Necessity
Do Nothing
Optional
When [Delimiter + 1] or [Delimiter + 2] is selected, the data will be transmitted when an
additional byte (for Delimiter +1), or an additional 2 bytes (for Delimiter +2) of data is received
after receiving the Delimiter.
When [Strip Delimiter] is selected, when the Delimiter is received, the Delimiter is deleted (i.e.,
stripped), and the remaining data is transmitted.
When [Do nothing] is selected, the data will be transmitted when the Delimiter is received.
Force transmit
Setting
0 to 65535 ms
0: Disable the force transmit timeout.
Factory Default
Necessity
0 ms
Optional
1 to 65535: Forces the NPort 5200’s TCP/IP protocol software to try to pack serial data received
during the specified time into the same data frame.
This parameter defines the time interval during which NPort 5200 fetches the serial data from its
internal buffer. If data is incoming through the serial port, NPort 5200 stores the data in the
internal buffer. NPort 5200 transmits data stored in the buffer via TCP/IP, but only if the internal
buffer is full or if the Force transmit time interval reaches the time specified under Force transmit
timeout.
The optimal Force transmit timeout depends on your application, but it must be at least larger than
one character interval within the specified baud rate. For example, assume that the serial port is set
to 1200 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no for parity. In this case, the total number of bits needed to
send a character is 10 bits, and the time required to transfer one character is
( 10 (bits) / 1200 (bits/s) ) * 1000 (ms/s) = 8.3 ms.
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Therefore, you should set Force transmit timeout to be larger than 8.3 ms, so in this case, it must
be greater than or equal to 10 ms.
If the user wants to send a series of characters in the same packet, the serial device attached to
NPort 5200 should send that series of characters during a time interval less than the Force transmit
timeout for NPort 5200, and the total length of data must be less than or equal to NPort 5200’s
internal buffer size. The serial communication buffer size for NPort 5200 is 1 KB per port.
Local TCP port
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
1 to 65535
4001
Required
The “Local TCP port” is the TCP port that NPort 5200 uses to listen to connections, and that other
devices must use to contact NPort 5200. To avoid conflicts with commonly used TCP port
numbers, the default is set to 4001.
Command port
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
1 to 65535
966
Optional
The “Command port” is a listen TCP port for IP-Serial Lib commands from the host. In order to
prevent a TCP port conflict with other applications, the user can set the Command port to another
port if needed. IP-Serial Lib will automatically check the Command Port on NPort 5200 so that the
user does not need to configure the program.
TCP Client Mode
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TCP alive check time
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 99 min
7 min
0 min: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle TCP connection.
Necessity
Optional
1 to 99 min: NPort 5200 closes the TCP connection automatically if there is no TCP activity for
the given time.
Inactivity time
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 65535 ms
0 ms
0 ms: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle serial line.
Necessity
Optional
0-65535 ms: NPort 5200 closes the TCP connection automatically if there is no serial data activity
for the given time.
This parameter defines the maintenance status as Closed or Listen for the TCP connection. The
connection is closed if data is not incoming or outgoing through the serial port during the specified
Inactivity time.
If the Inactivity time is set to 0, the current TCP connection is kept active until a connection close
request is received. Although Inactivity time is disabled, the NPort 5200 will check the connection
status between the NPort 5200 and remote host by sending “keep alive” packets periodically. If the
remote host does not respond to the packet, NPort 5200 assumes that the connection was closed
down unintentionally. NPort 5200 will then force the existing TCP connection to close.
ATTENTION
The Inactivity time should at least be set larger than that of Force transmit timeout. To prevent
the unintended loss of data due to the session being disconnected, it is highly recommended that
this value is set large enough so that the intended data transfer is completed.
ATTENTION
Inactivity time is ONLY active when “TCP connect on” is set to “Any character.”
Ignore jammed IP
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
No or Yes
No
Optional
For previous versions of NPort 5200, when Max connections > 1, and the serial device is
transmitting data, if any one of the connected hosts was not responding NPort 5200 would wait
until the data had been transmitted successfully before transmitting the second group of data to all
hosts. For the current version of NPort 5200, if you select Yes for “Ignore jammed IP,” the host
that is not responding will be ignored, but the data will still be transmitted to the other hosts.
Packing length
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
0 to 1024
0
Optional
Default = 0, The Delimiter Process will be followed, regardless of the length of the data packet. If
the data length (in bytes) matches the configured value, the data will be forced out. The data length
can be configured for 0 to 1024 bytes. Set to 0 if you do not need to limit the length.
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Delimiter 1
Setting
00 to FF (hex)
Factory Default
blank
Necessity
Optional
Delimiter 2
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
00 to FF (hex)
blank
Optional
Once the NPort 5200 receives both delimiters through its serial port, it immediately packs all data
currently in its buffer and sends it to the NPort 5200’s Ethernet port.
ATTENTION
Delimiter 2 is optional. If left blank, then Delimiter 1 alone trips clearing of the buffer. If the size
of the serial data received is greater than 1 KB, the NPort 5200 will automatically pack the data
and send it to the Ethernet. However, to use the delimiter function, you must at least enable
Delimiter 1. If Delimiter 1 is left blank and Delimiter 2 is enabled, the delimiter function will not
work properly.
Delimiter process
Setting
Do nothing, Delimiter + 1, Delimiter + 2,
Strip Delimiter
Factory Default
Necessity
Do Nothing
Required
When [Delimiter + 1] or [Delimiter + 2] is selected, the data will be transmitted when an
additional byte (for Delimiter +1), or an additional 2 bytes (for Delimiter +2) of data is received
after receiving the Delimiter.
When [Strip Delimiter] is selected, when the Delimiter is received, the Delimiter is deleted (i.e.,
stripped), and the remaining data is transmitted.
When [Do nothing] is selected, the data will be transmitted when the Delimiter is received.
Force transmit
Setting
0 to 65535 ms
0: Disable force transmit timeout.
Factory Default
0 ms
Necessity
Required
1 to 65535: Forces the NPort 5200’s TCP/IP protocol software to try to pack serial data received
during the specified time into the same data frame.
This parameter defines the time interval during which NPort 5200 fetches the serial data from its
internal buffer. If data is incoming through the serial port, NPort 5200 stores the data in the
internal buffer. NPort 5200 transmits data stored in the buffer via TCP/IP, but only if the internal
buffer is full or if the Force transmit time interval reaches the time specified under Force transmit
timeout.
The optimal Force transmit timeout depends on your application, but it must be at least larger than
one character interval within the specified baud rate. For example, assume that the serial port is set
to 1200 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity. In this case, the total number of bits needed to
send a character is 10 bits, and the time required to transfer one character is
( 10 (bits) / 1200 (bits/s) ) * 1000 (ms/s) = 8.3 ms.
Therefore, you should set Force transmit timeout to be larger than 8.3 ms, so in this case, it must
be greater than or equal to 10 ms.
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If the user wants to send a series of characters in the same packet, the serial device attached to
NPort 5200 should send that series of characters during a time interval less than the Force transmit
timeout for NPort 5200, and the total length of data must be less than or equal to NPort 5200’s
internal buffer size. The serial communication buffer size for NPort 5200 is 1 KB per port.
Destination IP address 1
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
IP address or Domain Name
blank
Optional
(E.g., 192.168.1.1)
Allows NPort 5200 to connect actively to the remote host whose IP address is set by this
parameter.
Destination IP address 2/3/4
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
IP address or Domain Name
blank
Optional
(E.g., 192.168.1.1)
Allows NPort 5200 to connect actively to the remote host whose IP address is set by this
parameter.
ATTENTION
Up to 4 connections can be established between NPort 5200 and hosts. The connection speed or
throughput may be low if one of the four connections is slow, since the 1 slow connection will
slow down the other 3 connections.
ATTENTION
The “Destination IP address” parameter can use both IP address and Domain Name. For some
applications, the user may need to send the data actively to the remote destination domain name.
Designated Local Port 1/2/3/4
Setting
TCP Port No.
Connection control
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
5011 (Port 1)
5012 (Port 2)
5013 (Port 3)
5014 (Port 4)
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
Startup/None,
Startup/None
Required
Any Character/None,
Any Character/Inactivity Time,
DSR ON/DSR OFF,
DSR ON/None,
DCD ON/DCD OFF,
DCD ON/None
The meaning of each of the above settings is given in the table below. In general, both the Connect
condition and Disconnect condition are given.
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Connect/Disconnect
Description
Startup/None
(default)
A TCP connection will be established on startup, and will remain
active indefinitely.
Any Character/None
A TCP connection will be established when any character is received
from the serial interface, and will remain active indefinitely.
Any Character/
Inactivity Time
A TCP connection will be established when any character is received
from the serial interface, and will be disconnected when the Inactivity
time out is reached.
DSR On/DSR Off
A TCP connection will be established when a DSR “On” signal is
received, and will be disconnected when a DSR “Off” signal is
received.
DSR On/None
A TCP connection will be established when a DSR “On” signal is
received, and will remain active indefinitely.
DCD On/DCD Off
A TCP connection will be established when a DCD “On” signal is
received, and will be disconnected when a DCD “Off” signal is
received.
DCD On/None
A TCP connection will be established when a DCD “On” signal is
received, and will remain active indefinitely.
UDP Mode
Packing length
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
0 to 1024
0
Required
Default = 0, The Delimiter Process will be followed, regardless of the length of the data packet. If
the data length (in bytes) matches the configured value, the data will be forced out. The data length
can be configured for 0 to 1024 bytes. Set to 0 if you do not need to limit the length.
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Delimiter 1
Setting
00 to FF
Delimiter 2
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
blank
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
00 to FF
blank
Required
Once the NPort 5200 receives both delimiters through its serial port, it immediately packs all data
currently in its buffer and sends it out the NPort 5200’s Ethernet port.
ATTENTION
Delimiter 2 is optional. If left blank, then Delimiter 1 alone trips clearing of the buffer. If the size
of the serial data received is greater than 1 KB, the NPort 5200 will automatically pack the data
and send it to the Ethernet. However, to use the delimiter function, you must at least enable
Delimiter 1. If Delimiter 1 is left blank and Delimiter 2 is enabled, the delimiter function will not
work properly.
Delimiter process
Setting
Do nothing
Delimiter + 1
Delimiter + 2
Strip Delimiter
Factory Default
Necessity
Do Nothing
Optional
[Delimiter + 1] or [Delimiter + 2]: The data will be transmitted when an additional byte (for
Delimiter +1), or an additional 2 bytes (for Delimiter +2) of data is received after receiving the
Delimiter.
[Strip Delimiter]: When the Delimiter is received, the Delimiter is deleted (i.e., stripped), and the
remaining data is transmitted.
[Do nothing]: The data will be transmitted when the Delimiter is received.
Force transmit
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 65535 ms
0: Disable the force transmit timeout.
0 ms
Necessity
Required
1 to 65535: Forces the NPort 5200’s TCP/IP protocol software to try to pack serial data received
during the specified time into the same data frame.
This parameter defines the time interval during which NPort 5200 fetches the serial data from its
internal buffer. If data is incoming through the serial port, NPort 5200 stores the data in the
internal buffer. NPort 5200 transmits data stored in the buffer via TCP/IP, but only if the internal
buffer is full or if the Force transmit time interval reaches the time specified under Force transmit
timeout.
The optimal Force transmit timeout depends on your application, but it must be at least larger than
one character interval within the specified baud rate. For example, assume that the serial port is set
to 1200 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity. In this case, the total number of bits needed to
send a character is 10 bits, and the time required to transfer one character is
( 10 (bits) / 1200 (bits/s) ) * 1000 (ms/s) = 8.3 ms.
Therefore, you should set Force transmit timeout to be larger than 8.3 ms, so in this case, it must
be greater than or equal to 10 ms.
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If the user wants to send a series of characters in the same packet, the serial device attached to
NPort 5200 should send that series of characters during a time interval less than the Force transmit
timeout for NPort 5200, and the total length of data must be less than or equal to NPort 5200’s
internal buffer size. The serial communication buffer size for NPort 5200 is 1 KB per port.
Destination IP address 1
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
IP address range
Begin:
blank
E.g.,
End:
blank
Port:
4001
Required
Factory Default
Necessity
Begin: 192.168.1.1
End: 192.168.1.10
Destination IP address 2/3/4
Setting
IP address range
Begin:
blank
E.g.,
End:
blank
Port:
4001
Begin: 192.168.1.11
End: 192.168.1.20
Local listen port
Setting
Factory Default
Optional
Optional
Required
Necessity
1 to 65535
4001
Required
The UDP port that NPort 5200 listens to, and that other devices must use to contact NPort 5200. To
avoid conflicts with common UDP ports, the default is set to 4001.
Pair Connection Mode
Pair Connection Mode employs two NPort 5200 device servers in tandem, and can be used to
remove the 15-meter distance limitation imposed by the RS-232 interface. One NPort 5200 is
connected from its RS-232 port to the COM port of a PC or other type of computer, such as
hand-held PDAs that have a serial port, and the serial device is connected to the RS-232 port of the
other NPort 5200. The two NPort 5200 device servers are then connected to each other with a
cross-over Ethernet cable, both are connected to the same LAN, or in a more advanced setup, they
communicate with each other over a WAN (i.e., through one or more routers). Pair Connection
Mode transparently transfers both data and modem control signals (although it cannot transmit the
DCD signal) between the two NPorts.
Pair Connection Master Mode
When using Pair Connection Mode, you must select Pair Connection Master Mode for the
Operation mode of one of the NPort 5200 device servers. In effect, this NPort 5200 will be acting
as a TCP client.
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TCP alive check time
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 99 min
7 min
0 min: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle TCP connection.
Necessity
Required
1 to 99 min: NPort 5200 closes the TCP connection automatically if there is no TCP activity for
the given time.
Destination IP address
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
IP address or Domain Name
blank
Optional
(E.g., 192.168.1.1)
TCP port No.
4001
Required
The Pair Connection “Master” will contact the network host that has this IP address. Data will be
transmitted through the port No. (4001 by default). Note that you must configure the same TCP
port No. for the device server acting as the Pair Connection “Slave.”
Pair Connection Slave Mode
When using Pair Connection Mode, you must select Pair Connection Slave Mode for the
Operation mode of one of the NPort 5200 device servers. In effect, this NPort 5200 will be acting
as a TCP server.
TCP alive check time
Setting
Factory Default
0 to 99 min
7 min
0 min: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle TCP connection.
Necessity
Required
1 to 99 min: NPort 5200 closes the TCP connection automatically if there is no TCP activity for
the given time.
Local TCP port
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
TCP port No. (e.g., 4001)
Required
4001
This Port No. must be the same port No. that you set up for the Pair Connection “Master” device
server.
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Reverse Telnet Mode
TCP alive check time
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
0 to 99 min
7
Required
0 min: TCP connection is not closed due to an idle TCP connection.
1 to 99 min: NPort 5200 closes the TCP connection automatically if there is no TCP activity for
the given time.
Inactivity time
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
0 to 65535 ms
0
Idle time setting for auto-disconnection. 0 min. means it will never disconnect.
Local TCP port
Setting
Factory Default
Required
Necessity
1 to 65535
4001
Required
Each of NPort 5200’s serial ports is mapped to a TCP port. To avoid conflicts with common TCP port
numbers, set port numbers to 4001 for port 1, 4002 for port 2, etc.
Map <CR-LF>
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
CR, LF, CR-LF
CR-LF
Required
If data received through NPort 5200’s Ethernet port is sent using the “enter” command, the data will be
transmitted out the serial port with an added
(1) “carriage return + line feed” if you select the <CR-LF> option
(i.e., the cursor will jump to the next line, and return to the first character of the line)
(2) “carriage return” if you select the <CR> option
(i.e., the cursor will return to the first character of the line)
(3) “line feed” if you select the <LF> option.
(i.e., the cursor will jump to the next line, but not move horizontally)
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Disabled Mode
When Operation mode is set to Disabled, that particular port will be disabled. Check the “Apply
the above settings to all serial ports” to apply this setting to the other port.
Accessible IP Settings
NPort 5200 uses an IP address based filtering method to control access to itself.
Accessible IP Settings allows you to add or block remote host IP addresses to prevent
unauthorized access. Access to NPort 5200 is controlled by IP address. That is, if a host’s IP
address is in the accessible IP table, then the host will be allowed to access the NPort 5200. You
can use one of the following types of access.
y
y
Only one host with a specified IP address can access the NPort 5200
Use Netmask = 255.255.255.255 for one of the Accessible IP Settings rules.
Hosts on a specific subnet can access the NPort 5200
Use a non-trivial Netmask, such as 255.255.255.0, for one of the Accessible IP Settings rules.
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Any host can access the NPort 5200
Disable this function by un-checking the “Enable the accessible IP list” checkbox.
The following table shows six specific Accessible IP Settings rules. In the “Input format”
column, “192.168.1.123 / 255.255.255.255” means you should enter 192.168.1.123 for IP
Address, and 255.255.255.255 for Netmask.
Allowable Hosts
Input format
Any host
Disable
192.168.1.120
192.168.1.120 / 255.255.255.255
192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254
192.168.1.0 / 255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254
192.168.0.0 / 255.255.0.0
192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.126
192.168.1.0 / 255.255.255.128
192.168.1.129 to 192.168.1.254
192.168.1.128 / 255.255.255.128
Auto Warning Settings
Auto warning: Email and SNMP trap
Mail Server
Mail server
Setting
IP Address or Domain Name
Factory Default
blank
Necessity
Optional
User name
Setting
1 to 15 characters
Factory Default
blank
Necessity
Optional
Password
Setting
1 to 15 characters
Factory Default
blank
Necessity
Optional
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From E-mail address
Setting
1 to 63 characters
Factory Default
blank
Necessity
Optional
E-mail address 1/2/3/4
Setting
1 to 63 characters
Factory Default
blank
Necessity
Optional
ATTENTION
Consult your Network Administrator or ISP for the proper mail server settings. The Auto
warning function may not work properly if it is not configured correctly. NPort 5200 SMTP
AUTH supports LOGIN, PLAIN, CRAM-MD5 (RFC 2554).
SNMP Trap Server
SNMP trap server IP or domain name
Setting
IP address or Domain Name
Factory Default
blank
Necessity
Optional
Event Type
Cold start
This refers to starting the system from power off (contrast this with warm start). When performing
a cold start, NPort 5200 will issue an Auto warning message automatically by e-mail, or send an
SNMP trap after booting up.
Warm start
This refers to restarting the computer without turning the power off. When performing a warm
start, NPort 5200 will send an e-mail automatically, or send an SNMP trap after rebooting.
Authentication failure
Authentication failure occurs when the user inputs a wrong password from the Console or
Administrator. When authentication failure occurs, NPort 5200 will immediately send an e-mail or
SNMP trap.
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Web Console Configuration
IP address changed
The user has changed NPort 5200’s IP address. When the IP address changes, NPort 5200 will
send an e-mail with the new IP address before NPort 5200 reboots. If the NPort 5200 is unable to
send an e-mail message to the mail server within 15 seconds, NPort 5200 will reboot anyway, and
abort the e-mail auto warning.
Password changed
The user has changed NPort 5200’s password. When the password changes, NPort 5200 will send
an e-mail with the password changed notice before NPort 5200 reboots. If the NPort 5200 is
unable to send an e-mail message to the mail server within 15 seconds, NPort 5200 will reboot
anyway, and abort the e-mail auto warning.
DCD changed
The DCD (Data Carrier Detect) signal has changed, also indicating that the modem connection
status has changed. For example, a DCD change to high also means “Connected” between local
modem and remote modem. If the DCD signal changes to low, it also means that the connection
line is down.
When the DCD changes, NPort 5210/5230 will immediately send an e-mail or send an SNMP trap.
DSR changed
The DSR (Data Set Ready) signal has changed, also indicating that the data communication
equipment’s power is off. For example, a DSR change to high also means that the DCE is powered
ON. If the DSR signal changes to low, it also means that the DCE is powered off.
When the DSR changes, NPort 5210/5230 will immediately send an e-mail or send an SNMP trap.
Mail
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
Enable, Disable
Disable
Optional
This feature helps the administrator manage how the NPort 5200 sends e-mail to pre-defined
e-mail boxes when the enabled events—such as Cold start, Warm start, Authentication failure,
etc.—occur. To configure this feature, click on the Event Type Mail checkbox.
Trap
Setting
Factory Default
Necessity
Enable, Disable
Disable
Optional
This feature helps the administrator manage how the NPort 5200 sends SNMP Trap to a
pre-defined SNMP Trap server when the enabled events—such as Cold start, Warm start,
Authentication failure, etc.—occur. To configure this feature, click on the Event Type Trap
checkbox.
ATTENTION
DCD changed and DSR changed events are only supported by RS-232 ports (ports 1 and 2 for
NPort 5210, and port 1 for NPort 5230). Since NPort 5232 and NPort 5232I do not have RS-232
ports, the DCD changed and DSR changed options will not appear in the Event Type screen.
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Web Console Configuration
Monitor
Monitor Line
Click on Line under Monitor to show the operation mode and status of each connection (IPx), for
each of the two serial ports.
Monitor Async
Click on Async under Monitor to show the current status of each of the two serial ports.
Monitor Async-Settings
Click on Async Setting under Monitor to show the run-time settings for each of the two serial
ports.
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Change Password
Input the “Old password” and “New password” to change the password. Leave the password boxes
blank to erase the password. Keep in mind that if the password is erased, then NPort 5200 will not
have password protection.
ATTENTION
If you forget the password, the ONLY way to configure NPort 5200 is by using the Reset button
on NPort 5200’s casing to “Load Factory Default.”
Remember to export the configuration file using NPort Administrator when you finish the
configuration. By using the Import function of NPort Administrator, your configuration can be
re-loaded into NPort 5200 after using “Load Factory Default.” Refer to Chapter 6 for more
details about the Export and Import function.
Load Factory Default
Use this function to reset all of NPort 5200’s settings to the factory default values. Be aware that
previous settings will be lost.
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Chapter 6
Configuring NPort Administrator
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
‰ Overview
‰ Installing NPort Administrator
‰ Configuration
¾ Broadcast Search
¾ Unlock Password Protection
¾ Configuring NPort 5200
¾ Upgrading the Firmware
¾ Export Configuration
¾ Import Configuration
‰ Monitor
‰ Port Monitor
‰ COM Mapping
¾ On-line COM Mapping
¾ Off-line COM Mapping
‰ IP Location
NPort 5200 Series User’s Manual
Configuring NPort Administrator
Overview
Device Server Administrator lets you install and configure your NPort 5200 Series products easily
over the network. Five function groups are provided to ease the installation process, allow off-line
COM mapping, and provide monitoring and IP location server functions.
Device Server Administrator is an integrated software suite that bundles Device Server
Administrator and the IP Serial Library, and provides everything you need to manage, monitor,
and modify your NPort 5200 from a remote location.
Installing NPort Administrator
1.
Once the Setup program starts running, click on Next when the Welcome window opens to
proceed with the installation.
2.
Click on Next to install program files in the default directory, or select an alternative location.
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3.
Click on Next to install the program using the default program name, or select a different
name.
4.
Click on Install to proceed with the installation.
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5.
The Installing window reports the progress of the installation.
6.
Click on Next to proceed with the installation.
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Click on Finish to complete the installation of NPort 5200 Administration Suite.
Configuration
The Administrator-Configuration window is divided into four parts.
y
y
y
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The top section contains the function list and online help area. (Windows NT does not support
this .chm file format.)
The five Administrator function groups are listed in the left section.
A list of NPort 5200 serial device servers, each of which can be selected to process user
requirements, is displayed in the right section.
The activity Log, which displays messages that record the user’s processing history, is shown
in the bottom section.
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Broadcast Search
The Broadcast Search function is used to locate all NPort 5200s that are connected to the same
LAN as your computer. Since the Broadcast Search function searches by MAC address and not IP
address, all NPort 5200s connected to the LAN will be located, regardless of whether or not they
are part of the same subnet as the host.
1.
Position the cursor in the right middle section of the Administrator window and then click the
right mouse button.
2.
The Broadcast Search window will open and display the Model, IP Address, MAC Address,
and Progress of the search for that particular device.
3.
When the search is complete, the Broadcast Search window will close, and the NPort 5200s
that were located will be displayed in the right pane of the Administrator window. If you
found more than one server connected to this network, refer to the MAC address sticker on
your server(s) to determine which server(s) are the ones you wish to configure. To configure
an NPort 5200, place the cursor over the row displaying that NPort 5200’s information, and
then double click the left mouse button.
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ATTENTION
Before modifying NPort 5200’s configuration, use Broadcast Search to locate all NPort 5200s
connected to the LAN, or use Specify by IP Address to locate a particular NPort 5200.
Unlock Password Protection
If the NPort 5200 is password protected (indicated by “Lock” for Status), you will receive the
following error, and you will not be able to use the right click method to open the configuration
page.
In this case, proceed as follows to “Unlock” the device server.
1.
Select the NPort 5200 with “Lock” status, click the right mouse button, and then select
Unlock.
2.
Input the password and then click on OK.
3.
the Administrator will display an “Unlock ok” message.
4.
The “Lock” status will change to “Unlock,” and the Administrator utility will keep this NPort
5200 in the Unlock status throughout this Administrator session.
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The meanings of the six “Status” states are given below (note that the term Fixed is borrowed
from the standard fixed IP address networking terminology):
Lock
The NPort 5200 is password protected, “Broadcast Search” was used to locate it, and the
password has not yet been entered from within the current Administrator session.
Unlock
The NPort 5200 is password protected, “Broadcast Search” was used to locate it, and the
password has been entered from within the current Administrator session. Henceforth during
this Administrator session, activating various utilities for this NPort 5200 will not require
re-entering the server password.
Blank
The NPort 5200 is not password protected, and “Broadcast Search” was used to locate it.
Fixed
The NPort 5200 is not password protected, and “Search by IP address” was used to locate it.
Lock Fixed
The NPort 5200 is password protected, “Specify by IP address” was used to locate it, and the
password has not yet been entered from within the current Administrator session.
Unlock Fixed
The NPort 5200 is password protected, “Specify by IP address” was used to locate it, and the
password has been entered from within the current Administrator session. Henceforth during
this Administrator session, activating various utilities for this NPort 5200 will not require
re-entering the server password.
Configuring NPort 5200
In this section, we illustrate how to access NPort 5200’s configuration utility. You should first
make sure that you can connect over the network from your computer to the NPort 5200.
1.
To start NPort Administrator, click on Start Æ NPort Administration Suite Æ NPort
Administrator.
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2.
Unlock the NPort 5200 you wish to configure if it is password protected. Right click on the
NPort 5200 and select Configure to start the configuration.
3.
The progress bar shows that Administrator is retrieving configuration information from the
specific NPort 5200.
4.
Refer to Chapter 5 for each parameter’s function definition. To modify the configuration, you
must first click in the modify box to activate the parameter setting box. For example, click on
the middle modify box.
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You will now be able to modify Time Zone, Local Date, Local Time, and Time Server.
ATTENTION
You can simultaneously modify the configurations of multiple NPort 5200s that are of the same
model.
To select multiple NPort 5200s, hold down the Ctrl key when selecting additional NPort 5200s,
or hold down the Shift key to select a group of NPort 5200s.
Upgrading the Firmware
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware of an NPort 5200.
1.
To start NPort Administrator, click on Start Æ NPort Administration Suite Æ NPort
Administrator.
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2.
Unlock the NPort 5200 you wish to configure if it is password protected. Right click on a
specific NPort 5200 and select the Upgrade Firmware function to start upgrading the
firmware.
3.
Select the correct ROM file to download.
4.
Wait while the Upgrade Firmware action is processed.
ATTENTION
You can simultaneously upgrade the firmware of multiple NPort 5200s that are of the same
model.
To select multiple NPort 5200s, hold down the Ctrl key when selecting an additional NPort
5200, or hold down the Shift key to select a block of NPort 5200s.
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Export Configuration
To export the configuration of an NPort 5200, right click on the NPort 5200, select Export
Configuration, and then follow the onscreen instructions. The Export Configuration function is a
handy tool that can be used to produce a text file containing the current configuration of a
particular NPort 5200.
Import Configuration
The Import Configuration function is used to import an NPort 5200 configuration from a file into
one or more of the same model NPort 5200. To import a configuration, first select the target
servers, click the right mouse button, and then select Import Configuration. Follow the onscreen
instructions to locate the configuration file and start downloading the file.
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ATTENTION
You can simultaneously import the same configuration file into multiple NPort 5200s that are of
the same model.
To select multiple NPort 5200s, hold down the Ctrl key when selecting an additional NPort
5200, or hold down the Shift key to select a block of NPort 5200s.
Monitor
Use one of the following two methods to start the Monitor function.
Broadcast Search Æ Monitor Æ Add Target
1.
With Configuration selected under Function, use Broadcast Search to locate all NPorts on
your LAN.
2.
Next, click on Monitor Æ Add Target, select your targets from the list, and then click on
OK.
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Monitor Æ Add Target Æ Rescan
1.
Click on Monitor under Function.
2.
Click on Monitor Æ Add Target from the menu bar, or click the right mouse button and
select Add Target.
3.
Click on Rescan.
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Select your targets from the list, and then click on OK.
Once the Monitor function is running:
1.
The NPort 5200 list will appear on the Monitor screen.
2.
Right click the panel and select Settings.
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3.
Select or de-select Monitor Items. Use the single arrowhead buttons to move highlighted
items from one box to the other. Use the double arrowhead buttons to move all items in one
box to the other.
4.
Select a Refresh Rate (the default is 3 seconds) on the General Settings page.
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5.
On the Advanced Settings page, select Display warning message for new event and/or Play
warning music for new event. In the second case, you must enter the path to the WAV file
that you want to be played. “New event” means that one of the NPort 5200s in the monitor is
“Alive” or “Not Alive,” or has lost connection with the Monitor program.
6.
Right click in the NPort 5200 list section and select Go to start Monitoring the NPort 5200.
7.
For this example, the NPort 5200s shown in the list will be monitored.
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8.
When one of the NPort 5200s loses connection with the Monitor program, a warning alert will
display automatically. The warning music will be played at the same time.
9.
In the Monitor screen, you can see that the NPort 5200s that are “Not Alive” are shown in red
color.
10. If the NPort 5200 gets reconnected, a warning will be displayed to remind the user that the
NPort 5200 is now “Alive.”
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11. The NPort 5200s that were reconnected, and are now “Alive,” will be shown in black color.
Port Monitor
The process described here is the same as in the previous “Monitor” section. The only difference is
that you can select more items under Port Monitor than under Monitor.
Select or de-select Monitor Items. Use the single arrowhead buttons to move highlighted items
from one box to the other. Use the double arrowhead buttons to move all items in one box to the
other.
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COM Mapping
Windows Administration Suite comes with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP Real COM drivers.
After you install NPort 5200 Administration Suite, there are two ways to set up the NPort 5200
serial port as your host’s remote COM port.
The first way is with On-line COM Mapping. On-line COM Mapping will check to make sure
that the NPort 5200 is connected correctly to the network, and then install the driver on the host
computer.
The second way is with Off-line COM Installation, without first connecting the NPort 5200 to
the network. Off-line COM Mapping can decrease the system integrator’s effort by solving
different field problems. Via off-line installation, users can first process software installation for
the host, and then install the NPort 5200 to different fields.
Use the following procedure to map COM ports:
1.
On-line COM Mapping:
Connect NPort 5200 to the network Æ Set NPort 5200 to the proper IP address Æ Map
COMs to your host Æ Apply Change.
2.
Off-line COM Mapping:
Map COMs to your host Æ Apply Change Æ Connect NPort 5200 to the network Æ
Configure NPort 5200’s IP address.
On-line COM Mapping
1.
Broadcast Search for NPort 5200s on the network.
2.
Select the COM Mapping function group.
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3.
Add the target to which you would like to map COM ports.
4.
The NPort 5200 list that appears is the list generated by the previous Broadcast Search. Select
the NPort 5200 to which you would like to map COM ports.
5.
Select COM Settings to modify COM No., default setting, etc.
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Select the COM No.
COM ports that are “In use” or “Assigned” will also be indicated in this drop-down list.
If you select multiple serial ports or multiple NPort 5200s, remember to check the “Auto
Enumerating” function to use the COM No. you select as the first COM No.
7.
Hi-performance mode is the default for Tx mode. If the driver completes sending data out to
the NPort 5200, the driver will respond “Tx Empty” to the program.
Under classical mode, the driver will not notify the user’s program that Tx is completed until
all Tx data has been sent out from the NPort 5200. This mode will cause lower throughput. If
you want to ensure that all data is sent out before further processing, classical mode is
recommended.
Enable/Disable Tx/Rx FIFO. If disabled, NPort 5200 will send one byte each time the Tx
FIFO becomes empty; and an Rx interrupt will be generated for each incoming byte. This will
result in a faster response and lower throughput. If you want to use XON/XOFF flow control,
we recommend setting FIFO to Disable.
Fast Flush (only flush local buffer)
•
•
•
We have added one optional Fast Flush function to Moxa’s new NPort Real COM driver.
NPort Administrator Suite for 2G NPort adds it after version 1.2.
For some applications, the user’s program will use the Win32 “PurgeComm()” function
before it reads or writes data. With our design, after the program uses this Purge Comm()
function, the NPort driver will keep querying NPort’s firmware several times to make
sure there is really no data queued in the NPort firmware buffer, rather than just flushing
the local buffer. This kind of design is used because of some special considerations.
However, it might take more time (on the order of several hundred milliseconds) than a
native COM1, because it needs to work via Ethernet. That’s why the native COM ports
on the motherboard can work fast with this function call, but NPort requires much more
time. In order to accommodate other applications that require a faster response time, the
new NPort driver implements a new “Fast Flush” option. Note that by default, this
function is disabled.
To begin with, make sure there are some “PurgeComm()” functions being used in your
application program. In this kind of situation, you might find that your NPort exhibits a
much poorer operation performance than when using the native COM1 port. Once you
have enabled the “Fast Flush” function, you can check to see if there has been an
improvement in performance.
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By default, the optional “Fast Flush” function is disabled. If you would like to enable this
function, from the “NPort Administrator,” double click on the COM ports that are
mapped to the NPort, and then select the “Fast Flush” checkbox. You should find that
when “Fast Flush” is enabled, the NPort driver will work faster with “PurgeComm().”
The Serial Parameter settings shown here are the default settings when the NPort 5200 is
powered on. However, the program can redefine the serial parameters to different values after
the program opens the port via Win 32 API.
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After setting the COM Mapping, remember to select Apply Change to save the information
in the host system registry. The host computer will not have the ability to use the COM port
until after Apply Change is selected.
10. Select Discard Change to tell Administrator NOT to save the COM Mapping information to
the host.
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11. To save the configuration to a text file, select Export COM Mapping. You will then be able
to import this configuration file to another host and use the same COM Mapping settings in
the other host.
Off-line COM Mapping
1.
Add a target by inputting the IP address and selecting the Model Name without physically
connecting the NPort 5200 to the network.
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2.
Modify the port settings as needed.
3.
Right click in the NPort list section and select Apply Change.
IP Location
When NPort 5200 is used in a dynamic IP environment, users must spend more time with IP
management tasks. NPort 5200 Series products help out by periodically reporting their IP address
to the IP location server, in case the dynamic IP has changed.
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1.
Configure NPort 5200 with Dynamic IP settings (DHCP, BOOTP, or DHCP/BOOTP). Assign
the remote Auto IP report server’s IP address and UDP port.
2.
Select IP Location Report and click the right mouse button to select Settings.
3.
Configure the Local Listen Port to be the same as the NPort 5200’s “Auto report to UDP port”
setting.
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Click Go to start receiving the Auto IP address report from the NPort 5200
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Chapter 7
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
‰ Overview
‰ IP Serial LIB Function Groups
‰ Example Program
IP Serial LIB
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IP Serial LIB
Overview
What is IP Serial Library?
IP Serial Library is a Windows library with frequently used serial command sets and subroutines.
IP Serial Library is designed to reduce the complexity and poor efficiency of serial communication
over TCP/IP. For example, Telnet can only transfer data, but it can’t monitor or configure the
serial line’s parameters.
Why Use IP Serial Library?
For programmers who are familiar with serial communication, IP Serial Library provides
well-designed function calls that have the same style as Moxa’s PComm Library.
IP Serial Library is amazingly simple and easy to understand. By including it in your VB, C, or
Delphi programming environment, you can program your own TCP/IP application with the ability
to control serial communication parameters.
NPort 5200 uses 2 TCP ports for communication between the NPort 5200 and host computer’s
Real COM driver. NPort 5200 uses a data port and command port to provide pure data transfer
without decode and encode. Compared to using only one TCP port to control serial
communication (such as RFC 2217), IP Serial Library uses a command port to communicate with
NPort 5200 from the user’s program. IP Serial Library not only runs with excellent efficiency but
also runs without any decode or encode problems.
How to install IP Serial Library
IP Serial Lib comes with the NPort 5200 Administration Suite. Refer to the IPSerial directory for
more details about the function definitions.
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IP Serial LIB Function Groups
Server Control
Port Control
nsio_init
nsio_end
nsio_resetserver
nsio_checkalive
nsio_open
nsio_close
nsio_ioctl
nsio_flowctrl
nsio_DTR
nsio_RTS
nsio_lctrl
nsio_baud
nsio_resetport
Input/Output Data
Port Status
Inquiry
nsio_read
nsio_lstatus
nsio_SetReadTimeouts nsio_data_status
nsio_write
nsio_SetWriteTimeouts
Miscellaneous
nsio_break
nsio_break_on
nsio_break_off
nsio_breakcount
Example Program
char NPort 5200-Nip=”192.168.1.10”;
char buffer[255];
int port = 1;
int portid;
nsio_init();
portid = nsio_open(NPort 5200ip, port);
nsio_ioctl(portid, B9600, (BIT_8 | STOP_1 |
P_NONE) );
sleep(1000);
nsio_read(port, buffer, 200);
nsio_close(portid);
nsio_end();
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/*data buffer, 255 chars */
/*1st port */
/* port handle */
/*initial IP Serial Library */
/*1st port, NPort 5200 IP=192.168.1.10
*/
/*set 9600, N81 */
/* wait for 1000 ms for data */
/* read 200 bytes from port 1 */
/* close this serial port */
/* close IP Serial Library */
A
Appendix A
Pinouts and Cable Wiring
The following topics are covered in this appendix:
‰ Port Pinout Diagrams
¾ Ethernet Port Pinouts
¾ Serial Port Pinouts
‰ Cable Wiring Diagrams
¾ Ethernet Cables
¾ Serial Cables
NPort 5200 Series User’s Manual
Pinouts and Cable Wiring
Port Pinout Diagrams
Ethernet Port Pinouts
Pin
1
2
3
6
Signal
Tx+
TxRx+
Rx-
1
8
Serial Port Pinouts
8-pin RJ45 RS-232 Port Pinouts for NPort 5210/5210-T
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
RS-232
DSR
RTS
GND
TxD
RxD
DCD
CTS
DTR
1
8
Terminal Block RS-232 & RS-422/485 Pinouts for NPort 5230/5230-T
Serial Device
Signals
NPort 5230 Signals
Tx
TxD
Rx
CTS
RTS
RTS
CTS
GND
GND
Rx-
T+
T-
Tx+ / Data+
R+/D+
Tx- / Data-
R-/D-
GND
GND
P2 RS-485/422
Rx+
P1 RS-232
RxD
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Cable Wiring Diagrams
Ethernet Cables
Straight-Through Cable
RJ45 Plug Pin 1
Cable Wiring
3
6
1
2
3
6
1
2
Cross-Over Cable
RJ45 Plug Pin 1
Cable Wiring
3
6
1
2
1
2
3
6
Serial Cables
8-pin RJ45 to DB25 Female for NPort 5210/5210-T (Cable Name: CBL-RJ45F25-150)
RJ45 Port
RJ45 Connector
Female DB25
RS-232
Device
NPort 5210
Cable Wiring
8 pins
DSR
RTS
GND
TxD
RxD
DCD
CTS
DTR
Male
DB25
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
25 pins
20
5
7
3
2
8
4
6
A-3
DTR
CTS
GND
RxD
TxD
DCD
RTS
DSR
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8-pin RJ45 to DB25 Male for NPort 5210/5210-T (Cable Name: CBL-RJ45M25-150)
RJ45 Port
RJ45 Connector
Male DB25
RS-232
Device
NPort 5210
Cable Wiring
8 pins
DSR
RTS
GND
TxD
RxD
DCD
CTS
DTR
Female
DB25
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
25 pins
6
4
7
2
3
8
5
20
DTR
CTS
GND
RxD
TxD
DCD
RTS
DSR
8-pin RJ45 to DB9 Female for NPort 5210/5210-T (Cable Name: CBL-RJ45F9-150)
RJ45 Port
RJ45 Connector
Female DB9
RS-232
Device
NPort 5210
Cable Wiring
8 pins
DSR
RTS
GND
TxD
RxD
DCD
CTS
DTR
Male DB9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 pins
4
8
5
2
3
1
7
6
DTR
CTS
GND
RxD
TxD
DCD
RTS
DSR
8-pin RJ45 to DB9 Male for NPort 5210/5210-T (Cable Name: CBL-RJ45M9-150)
RJ45 Port
RJ45 Connector
Male DB9
RS-232
Device
NPort 5210
Cable Wiring
8 pins
DSR
RTS
GND
TxD
RxD
DCD
CTS
DTR
Female DB9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 pins
6
7
5
3
2
1
8
4
A-4
DTR
CTS
GND
RxD
TxD
DCD
RTS
DSR
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Appendix B
Well Known Port Numbers
In this appendix, which is included for your reference, we provide a list of Well Known port
numbers that may cause network problems if you set NPort 5200 to one of these ports. Refer to
RFC 1700 for Well Known port numbers, or refer to the following introduction from the IANA.
The port numbers are divided into three ranges: the Well Known Ports, the Registered Ports, and
the Dynamic and/or Private Ports.
The Well Known Ports range from 0 through 1023.
The Registered Ports range from 1024 through 49151.
The Dynamic and/or Private Ports range from 49152 through 65535.
The Well Known Ports are assigned by the IANA, and on most systems, can only be used by
system processes or by programs executed by privileged users. The following table shows famous
port numbers among the well-known port numbers. For more details, please visit the IANA
website at http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers.
TCP Socket
Application Service
0
reserved
1
TCP Port Service Multiplexor
2
Management Utility
7
Echo
9
Discard
11
Active Users (systat)
13
Daytime
15
Netstat
20
FTP data port
21
FTP CONTROL port
23
Telnet
25
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
37
Time (Time Server)
42
Host name server (names server)
43
Whois (nickname)
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TCP Socket
Well Known Port Numbers
Application Service
49
(Login Host Protocol) (Login)
53
Domain Name Server (domain)
79
Finger protocol (Finger)
80
World Wibe Web HTTP
119
Netword news Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
123
Network Time Protocol
213
IPX
160 – 223
Reserved for future use
UDP Socket
Application Service
0
reserved
2
Management Utility
7
Echo
9
Discard
11
Active Users (systat)
13
Daytime
35
Any private printer server
39
Resource Location Protocol
42
Host name server (names server)
43
Whois (nickname)
49
(Login Host Protocol) (Login)
53
Domain Name Server (domain)
69
Trivial Transfer Protocol (TETP)
70
Gopler Protocol
79
Finger Protocol
80
World Wide Web HTTP
107
Remote Telnet Service
111
Sun Remote Procedure Call (Sunrpc)
119
Network news Tcanster Protocol (NNTP)
123
Network Time protocol (nnp)
161
SNMP (Simple Network Mail Protocol)
162
SNMP Traps
213
IPX (Used for IP Tunneling)
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Appendix C
SNMP Agents with MIB II & RS-232
like groups
NPort 5200 has built-in SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) agent software that
supports SNMP Trap, RFC1317 RS-232 like groups and RFC 1213 MIB-II. The following table
lists the standard MIB-II groups, as well as the variable implementation for NPort 5200.
RFC1213 MIB-II supported SNMP variables:
System MIB
Interfaces MIB
IP MIB
ICMP MIB
SysDescr
itNumber
ipForwarding
IcmpInMsgs
SysObjectID
ifIndex
ipDefaultTTL
IcmpInErrors
SysUpTime
ifDescr
ipInreceives
IcmpInDestUnreachs
SysContact
ifType
ipInHdrErrors
IcmpInTimeExcds
SysName
ifMtu
ipInAddrErrors
IcmpInParmProbs
SysLocation
ifSpeed
ipForwDatagrams
IcmpInSrcQuenchs
SysServices
ifPhysAddress
ipInUnknownProtos
IcmpInRedirects
ifAdminStatus
ipInDiscards
IcmpInEchos
ifOperStatus
ipInDelivers
IcmpInEchoReps
ifLastChange
ipOutRequests
IcmpInTimestamps
ifInOctets
ipOutDiscards
IcmpTimestampReps
ifInUcastPkts
ipOutNoRoutes
IcmpInAddrMasks
ifInNUcastPkts
ipReasmTimeout
IcmpOutMsgs
ifInDiscards
ipReasmReqds
IcmpOutErrors
ifInErrors
ipReasmOKs
IcmpOutDestUnreachs
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System MIB
SysServices
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Interfaces MIB
IP MIB
ICMP MIB
ifInUnknownProtos ipReasmFails
IcmpOutTimeExcds
ifOutOctets
ipFragOKs
IcmpOutParmProbs
ifOutUcastPkts
ipFragFails
IcmpOutSrcQuenchs
ifOutNUcastPkts
ipFragCreates
IcmpOutRedirects
ifOutDiscards
ipAdEntAddr
IcmpOutEchos
ifOutErrors
ipAdEntIfIndex
IcmpOutEchoReps
ifOutQLen
ipAdEntNetMask
IcmpOutTimestamps
ifSpecific
ipAdEntBcastAddr
IcmpOutTimestampReps
ipAdEntReasmMaxSize
IcmpOutAddrMasks
IpNetToMediaIfIndex
IcmpOutAddrMaskReps
IpNetToMediaPhysAddress
IpNetToMediaNetAddress
IpNetToMediaType
IpRoutingDiscards
UDP MIB
TCP MIB
SNMP MIB
UdpInDatagrams
tcpRtoAlgorithm
snmpInPkts
UdpNoPorts
tcpRtoMin
snmpOutPkts
UdpInErrors
tcpRtoMax
snmpInBadVersions
UdpOutDatagrams
tcpMaxConn
snmpInBadCommunityNames
UdpLocalAddress
tcpActiveOpens
snmpInASNParseErrs
UdpLocalPort
tcpPassiveOpens
snmpInTooBigs
tcpAttempFails
snmpInNoSuchNames
Address Translation MIB
tcpEstabResets
snmpInBadValues
AtIfIndex
tcpCurrEstab
snmpInReadOnlys
AtPhysAddress
tcpInSegs
snmpInGenErrs
AtNetAddress
tcpOutSegs
snmpInTotalReqVars
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Address Translation MIB
AtNetAddress
TCP MIB
SNMP MIB
tcpRetransSegs
snmpInTotalSetVars
tcpConnState
snmpInGetRequests
tcpConnLocalAddress
snmpInGetNexts
tcpConnLocalPort
snmpInSetRequests
tcpConnRemAddress
snmpInGetResponses
tcpConnRemPort
snmpInTraps
tcpInErrs
snmpOutTooBigs
tcpOutRsts
snmpOutNoSuchNames
snmpOutBadValues
snmpOutGenErrs
snmpOutGetRequests
snmpOutGetNexts
snmpOutSetRequests
snmpOutGetResponses
snmpOutTraps
snmpEnableAuthenTraps
RFC1317: RS-232 MIB objects
Generic RS-232-like Group
RS-232-like General Port
Table
RS-232-like Asynchronous
Port Group
rs232Number
rs232PortTable
rs232AsyncPortTable
rs232PortEntry
rs232AsyncPortEntry
rs232PortIndex
rs232AsyncPortIndex
rs232PortType
rs232AsyncPortBits
rs232PortInSigNumber
rs232AsyncPortStopBits
rs232PortOutSigNumber
rs232AsyncPortParity
rs232PortInSpeed
rs232PortOutSpeed
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The Input Signal Table
The Output Signal Table
rs232InSigTable
rs232OutSigTable
rs232InSigEntry
rs232OutSigEntry
rs232InSigPortIndex
rs232OutSigPortIndex
rs232InSigName
rs232OutSigName
rs232InSigState
rs232OutSigState
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Appendix D
Auto IP Report Protocol
NPort Series provides several ways to configure Ethernet IP addresses. One is DHCP Client.
When you set up NPort to use DHCP Client to configure Ethernet IP addresses, it will
automatically send a DHCP request over the Ethernet to find the DHCP Server. And then the
DHCP Server will send an available IP address to the NPort. The NPort will use this IP address for
a period of time after receiving it, but the NPort will send a DHCP request again to the DHCP
Server. Once the DHCP Server realizes that this IP address is to be released to other DHCP Clients,
the NPort then will receive a different IP address. For this reason, users sometimes find that the
NPort will use different IP addresses, not a fixed IP address.
In order to know which IP address the NPort is using, you need to set up parameters in Network
Settings via Web browser. The figure below shows the NPort Web console configuration window.
Enter the IP address and the Port number of the PC that you want to send this information to.
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Auto IP Report Protocol
Auto IP Report Format
“MOXA”, 4 bytes
Info [n]
Field
Length
Info[0]
ID
1
Info[1]
Length
1
…
Info[n]
Data
Variable, Length is “Length Field”
ID List
ID Value
1
2
3
Description
Server Name
Hardware ID
MAC Address
Length
Variable
2
6
Note
ASCII char
Little-endian
4
5
6
7
8
Serial Number
IP Address
Netmask
Default Gateway
Firmware Version
4, DWORD
4, DWORD
4, DWORD
4, DWORD
4, DWORD
9
AP ID
4, DWORD
Little-endian
Little-endian
Little-endian
Little-endian
Little-endian
Ver1.3.4= 0x0103040
Little-endian
6 bytes MAC address. If the MAC
address is "00-90-E8-01-02-03", the
MAC[0] is 0, MAC[1] is 0x90(hex),
MAC[2] is 0xE8(hex), and so on.
AP ID & Hardware ID Mapping Table
AP ID
Hardware ID
0x80005000
0x0504
0x80005000
0x0534
Product
NPort 5410
NPort 5430
0x80005000
0x1534
NPort 5430I
0x80000312
0x0312
NPort 5230
0x80000312
0x0322
NPort 5210
0x80000312
0x0332
NPort 5232
0x80000312
0x1332
NPort 5232I
0x80005610
0x5618
NPort 5610-8
0x80005610
0x5613
NPort 5610-16
0x80005610
0x5638
NPort 5630-8
0x80005610
0x5633
NPort 5630-16
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Appendix E
Service Information
This appendix shows you how to contact Moxa for information about this and other products, and
how to report problems.
In this appendix, we cover the following topics.
‰ MOXA Internet Services
‰ Problem Report Form
‰ Product Return Procedure
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MOXA Internet Services
Customer satisfaction is our number one concern, and to ensure that customers receive the full
benefit of our products, Moxa Internet Services has been set up to provide technical support, driver
updates, product information, and user’s manual updates.
The following services are provided
E-mail for technical support................................support@moxa.com.tw
World Wide Web (WWW) Site for product information:
.............................http://www.moxa.com
.............................http://www.moxa.com.tw
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or
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Service Information
Problem Report Form
MOXA NPort 5200 Series
Customer name:
Company:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Date:
1.
Moxa Product: † NPort 5210
2.
Serial Number:
† NPort 5230
† NPort 5232
† NPort 5232I
_________________
Problem Description: Please describe the symptoms of the problem as clearly as possible, including any error
messages you see. A clearly written description of the problem will allow us to reproduce the symptoms, and
expedite the repair of your product.
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Product Return Procedure
For product repair, exchange, or refund, the customer must:

Provide evidence of original purchase.

Obtain a Product Return Agreement (PRA) from the sales representative or dealer.

Fill out the Problem Report Form (PRF). Include as much detail as possible for a shorter
product repair time.

Carefully pack the product in an anti-static package, and send it, pre-paid, to the dealer. The
PRA should be visible on the outside of the package, and include a description of the problem,
along with the return address and telephone number of a technical contact.
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