Connecting a dataTaker DT80-Range Data

TECHNICAL ARTICLE
Connecting a dataTaker
DT80-Range Data Logger
to a LAN
Smart Data Loggers Enable Local
& Remote Connection
Smart data loggers offer several
convenient features, not least of which
is the ability to connect to local area
networks (LANs). In our latest Technical
Article, CAS DataLoggers and dataTaker
show you how to connect a dataTaker
DT80-range intelligent logger to a LAN.
It’s an easy way to enable quick data
retrieval and data sharing.
Prerequisites
• Nil
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dataTaker DT80 Range
Data Logger
Ethernet cable
Free network port on an
active wall-plate, switch,
router, etc.
PC with free USB port and
DeTransfer software
(static IP address only)
2. Process
Physical Connection:
1. Apply power to the dataTaker
2. Plug one end of the Ethernet
cable into the dataTaker and the
other end into a free, active
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3. Now that the dataTaker is
plugged into the network, it needs
a network (IP) address.
a. If the network supports dynamic
IP addressing, then you must
configure the IP settings of the
dataTaker manually: proceed to
the “Static IP addresses” section.
b. If the network doesn’t support
dynamic IP addressing, then you
must configure the IP settings of
the dataTaker manually: proceed
to the “Static IP addresses”
section.
3.2 Obtaining an IP Address
1. Required Equipment
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Ethernet port (wall plate, router,
switch or hub) so that the
dataTaker is connected to the
network. Ensure that both plugs
‘click’ firmly into their sockets.
Eth IP:
Auto
192.168.10.100
3.2.1 Dynamic IP Addresses
If the network has assigned the
logger an IP address, then it will be
displayed on the “Eth IP” screen (on
the dataTaker) as shown above (use
the UP/DOWN arrows on the front
of the logger to navigate to this
screen).
NOTES:
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If the IP address is displayed as
0.0.0.0, then the dataTaker is still
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looking for an IP address.
If the IP address instead begins
with 169.254, then the data
logger has assigned itself an IP,
not the server. In this case a
static IP address must be used.
Once the logger has successfully been
assigned an IP address, you will be able
to browse to the dataTaker web
interface using any web browser.
3.2.2 Static IP Addresses
To assign a static IP address, just follow
these steps:
1. Obtain TCP/IP settings from the
network administrator. You’ll
need an IP address, subnet mask,
gateway, and DNS server
addresses.
2. Plug the USB cable into the USB
slave socket on the side of the
dataTaker, and the other end into
a PC.
3. Using DeTransfer software,
establish a connection to your
dataTaker.
4. Now enter the following
commands into the command
window:
PROFILE"NETWORK""DNS_SERVER_2"="
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX"
(Where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX are provided
by the network administrator.)
Eth IP:
Manual
192.168.10.101
5. You’ll be able to check the IP
address at any time by looking at
the “Eth IP” screen on the
dataTaker as shown above (use
the UP/DOWN arrows to navigate
to this screen).
Once you’ve successfully entered the
TCP/IP settings, you’ll be able to browse
to the dataTaker web interface just by
typing the address into a web browser.
For more information on connecting a
dataTaker DT80 Range Data Logger to a
LAN, contact a CAS DataLoggers
Technical Specialist at (800) 956-4437
or visit our website at
www.DataLoggerInc.com.
PROFILE"ETHERNET""IP_ADDRESS"=
"XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX"
PROFILE"ETHERNET""SUBNET_MAS
K"="XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX"
PROFILE"ETHERNET""GATEWAY"="X
XX.XXX.XXX.XXX"
PROFILE"NETWORK""DNS_SERVER_
1"="XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX"
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