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Quick Start Guide
NX-3200 NetLinx Integrated Controller
This guide pertains to the NX-3200 NetLinx Integrated Controller
(FG2106-03). The purpose of this document is to illustrate how to set up
the device in its simplest configuration. Additional documentation for this
device is available at
Refer to the NX-x200 Series Hardware Reference Guide for additional
details on installing, upgrading, and wiring the NX-3200.
• Refer to the NX Series NetLinx Integrated Controllers WebConsole &
Programming Guide for detailed configuration instructions.
What’s in the Box?
The following items are included with the NX-3200:
Using category cable, connect the LAN port on the rear panel of the
controller to your external network.
FIG. 1 displays the location of the LAN port on the rear panel.
1 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector
1 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AxLink connector
2 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connectors
2 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connectors
2 10-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232/422/485 connectors
6 5-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232 connectors
2 CC-NIRC, IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
2 removable rack ears
Power Supply
The suggested power supply for the NX-3200 is a 13.5 VDC 6.6 A output,
suitable for 50° C.
Environmental Requirements
The environmental requirements for the NX-3200 are as follows:
Operating Temperature: 32° F (0° C) to 104° F (40° C)
Storage Temperature: 4° F (-15° C) to 140° F (60° C)
Operating Humidity: 5% to 85% RH
Modes and Front Panel LED Blink Patterns
The following table lists the modes and blink patterns for the front panel
LEDs associated with each mode. These patterns are not evident until after
the unit is powered.
Modes and LED Blink Patterns
LEDs and Blink Patterns
Contacting DHCP ON
Fast Blink
Using link-local
Slow Blink
Program running
Slow Blink
ON when
ON when
transmitting data receiving data
No program
ON when
ON when
transmitting data receiving data
Getting Connected
Note: Ensure the PC you are using to connect to the controller has the
latest version of NetLinx Studio 4.0 installed on it.
Once the controller is powered on, you can connect to it through its IP
Note: NX-Series controllers fully support IPv6 network addressing. If the
LAN port is connected to an IPv6 capable network it will self select an
appropriate IPv6 address based on the discovered address parameters of
the network to which it’s attached.
Connecting to the NX-3200 over Ethernet
The NX-3200 is configured for DHCP addressing by default. The controller
uses link local addressing as a backup in case the DHCP server is
inaccessible. See the Changing the IP Address section for information on
setting a static IP address. Verify there is an active LAN connection on the
controller’s LAN port before beginning this procedure.
Connect category cable
to the LAN port
FIG. 1 NX-3200 rear panel
In NetLinx Studio, select Settings > Workspace Communications
Settings to open the Workspace Communication Settings dialog.
3. Click System Settings to open the Communication Settings dialog,
and select the Network tab.
4. Click Listen for Masters to open the Listen For Masters dialog, and
click Start Listening to begin listening for “blink” (UDP) messages
from NetLinx Masters on the same subnet. As Masters are
discovered, they are added to the List of Active NetLinx Master
5. When you see the IP Address for the target Master in the List of Active
NetLinx Master Controllers, click Stop Listening.
6. Select the IP Address of the target Master and click Select to Add.
The New TCP/IP Setting dialog appears, indicating the selected IP
address. Fill in the available fields as necessary. Click OK to save
changes and return to the Communication Settings dialog. The new
Master’s IP address now appears in the List of Addresses.
7. With the newly added Master selected, click Select. The window
updates to indicate that the newly added and selected Master is now
the current communication configuration.
8. Click OK on each open dialog to exit and return to the workspace.
9. Refresh the Online Tree (select Refresh System Online Tree from
the Online Tree context menu) to connect to the Master.
Connected to the NX-3200 via USB
If you do not have a DHCP server or if the controller has an unknown static
IP address, you obtain the IP address of the controller via USB.
Using a standard Type-B to Type-A USB cable, connect the Program
Port on the front panel of the controller to your PC.
FIG. 2 displays the location of the Program Port.
Connect Type-B USB cable
to the Program Port
FIG. 2 NX-3200 front panel
Select Settings > Workspace Communications Settings to open
the Workspace Communication Settings dialog.
3. Click System Settings to open the Communication Settings dialog.
4. Select the USB tab. The USB tab features a list of Masters connected
to your PC via USB. The IP address of the Master appears in the IPv4
Address column.
5. Highlight your Master and click Select to connect to it.
Switching the IP Address from a Dynamic to Static
To toggle between static and dynamic IP addresses, hold the ID
pushbutton on the front panel of the NX-3200 for 10 seconds. When
complete, the controller automatically reboots itself. After the controller is
fully booted, use the Workspace Communications Settings dialog in
NetLinx Studio to create a new connection to the controller. See the Default
IP Addresses section for the list of default IP addresses.
Note: Ensure the controller is fully booted when you press and hold the ID
pushbutton. Pressing and holding the ID pushbutton while the controller is
booting resets the unit to its factory defaults.
Changing the IP Address Once You Are Connected
Perform these steps to change the IP address once you are connected to
the controller:
Set the IP address on your PC to the same network the controller is
currently on.
2. In NetLinx Studio, select Diagnostics > Network Addresses from
the menu bar to open the Network Addresses dialog.
3. Click Get IP Information to enable the fields for editing.
4. Enter the System, Device (0 for NetLinx Masters), and Host Name
5. To specify a network IP address, select Specify IP Address.
6. Enter the IP parameters into the available fields.
7. Click Set IP Information to retain the pre-reserved IP Address to the
Click Reboot Device to finish assigning the IP address to the Master,
and click OK to close the dialog.
Accessing the WebConsole
NetLinx Masters have a built-in WebConsole that allows you to make
various configuration settings via a web browser on any PC with access to
the Master.
The WebConsole consists of a series of web pages that are collectively
called the “Master Configuration Manager”. Refer to the NX Series NetLinx
Integrated Controllers WebConsole & Programming Guide for details on
the WebConsole.
From any PC with access to the LAN that the target Master resides on:
Open a web browser and type the IP Address of the target Master in
the Address Bar.
Press Enter to access WebConsole for the Master. The initial view is
the WebControl page.
All items in this section require accessing the WebConsole.
Enabling Security
To enable security:
Select the Security tab on the WebConsole. The System Security
Details appear.
2. Click the Enabled check box to enable security and activate the
Access options.
3. Select the Access options which you want to require a login and
4. Configure users and groups as necessary.
802.1x Security
The X-Series controllers support 802.1X, an IEEE Standard for Port-based
Network Access Control. To enable 802.1X, you must load an 802.1X
certificate file to your controller using NetLinx Studio. Once you add the
certificate file to your workspace, NetLinx Studio transfers the file to the
appropriate directory on the controller.
Click to select (highlight) a System (in the Workspace tab of the
Workspace Bar).
2. Right-click on the Other folder to access the Other File Folder context
menu, and select Add Existing Other File.
3. In the Add Existing Other File dialog, locate and select the certificate
file (.crt) that you want to add to the selected System. Change the
Files of Type option to All Files (*.*) to look for other file types, if
4. Click Open to access the File Properties dialog, where you can view/
edit general file information for the selected file.
5. Click OK to add the file to the selected System. The file should now
appear in the Other folder under the selected System.
Setting the Clock Manager Mode
To set the clock manager mode:
On the Manage System tab, select a Time Sync option.
Network Time: When this option is selected, the Master will connect to
the default NIST Server to get date and time information. You can
select a different NIST Server (or specify the IP Address of a known
NIST Server) on the NIST Servers tab.
• Stand Alone: This option lets the Master use its own internal clock.
When this option is selected, the Date and Time fields are available on
this tab.
Click Accept to save these settings to the Master.
Hardware Information
FIG. 3 WebConsole (main page)
This section lists important hardware information for the NX-3200.
Default Settings
Port Numbers
The following sections list the default settings for the controller.
Default User Names and Passwords
The following table lists the default user names and passwords for
accessing the NX-3200 through NetLinx Studio or the WebConsole.
Default User Names and Passwords
User Name
NetLinx Studio netlinx
Default IP Addresses
The following table lists the default IP addresses for the NX-3200.
NX-3200 Port Numbers
2-4, 6-8
1, 5
Mounting the NX-3200
The NX-3200 ships with removable rack ears for installation into an
equipment rack. Use the supplied #8-32 screws to secure the rack ears to
the sides of the controller. You can attach the rack ears toward the front or
rear panel for either a front-facing or rear-facing installation.
Use the four #10-32 screws supplied in the mounting kit to secure the
controller to the rack.
Default IP Addresses
IP Address
Static IP
169.254.x.y, where x and y are the least significant two
octets of the MAC address.
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