ASI6585/6685/Axia Node Quick Start Guide

ASI6585/6685/Axia Node Quick Start Guide
Nov 2012
ASI6585/6685/Axia Node Quick Start Guide
Introduction
This document provides setup information for a demonstration ASI6585/6685/Axia Livewire node installation on a Windows
PC for testing and experimentation. Typical production installations may be more complicated than this. For further
information on the ASI6585/6685, please refer to the datasheet found under Products | Network Products | Livewire |
ASI6585/6685 | ASI6585/6685 Datasheet.
Note: Record the ASI6585/6685 serial number (found on a white sticker on the back of the adapter), and MAC address
(found on the reverse side of the ASI6585/6685 faceplate) in a safe place. If you change the default IP address of the
ASI6585/6685, record that in a safe place as well.
CAUTION: Livewire devices should NOT be part of your office network. They must be on a separate network.
See http://www.axiaaudio.com/ for further details.
Basic Network Setup
The setup illustrated to the right can be used for simple Livewire experiments in a lab environment. Note that this diagram
assumes that your office network is 192.168.0.X. All IP addresses are for
illustration purposes only. Your specific addresses may be different.
Sources and Destinations
Axia devices deal in ‘Sources’ and ‘Destinations.
This terminology is used because the traditional terms
of "inputs" and "outputs" really mean something else.
Think of "sources" as audio streams that are being
delivered to the network. Think of the "destinations"
as the device to which one of these streams is being
delivered. For example, the audio streams played
through an ASI6585/6685 (or some other Axia node)
are the 'sources' to the Axia Livewire network.
Axia Node
Audio streams coming into the ASI6585/6685
192.168.1.181
(or some other Axia node) for recording
or play-through are the 'destinations.’
Office Network
192.168.0.xxx
Office NIC
192.168.0.100
PC
Cisco
2960
Switch
192.168.1.2
ASI6585
192.168.1.182
Axia NIC
192.168.1.180
Cisco Switch
Axia has tested and recommends Cisco switches for use in Axia networks. Please see
http://www.axiaaudio.com/switches/default.htm for more information. Any Ethernet switch used with an Axia Livewire
network must be configured to properly handle multicast (IGMP or Internet Group Multicast Protocol). A Cisco switch "out
of the box" is not configured. A good document that describes the recommended Cisco 2960 switch configuration for
Livewire is found here:
http://www.axiaaudio.com/manuals/files/Axia_Cisco2960_config.pdf
Setup for Testing ASI6585/6685/Axia Node Configuration
This assumes you start with one Network Interface Card (NIC) in the machine connected to your office network.
1.
Install the ASI6585/6685. Shut down the PC if it is running and install the ASI6585/6685 in your PC. Turn the
PC on and cancel out of the Windows Found New Hardware Wizard when it shows up. AudioScience driver
version 3.08.00 or newer must be downloaded and installed. Go to www.audioscience.com and under Download,
click Windows Drivers. Scroll down and select the correct driver for your application – WAVE, WDM or Combo
(for help, look at the top of the page under ‘Information about our drivers’). A reboot is required after installing the
driver.
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2.
Give office network a name. Go to Start | Control Panel | Network Connections. You should see the ‘Local
Area Connection’ for your office network. Right click on the Local Area Connection, select “Rename,” and give it
a meaningful name to associate it with your office network (for example, Office Network) if it isn’t already.
3.
Install a second NIC. Shut down the machine and install a second Network Interface Card (NIC). If necessary,
install the appropriate driver. This NIC will be used strictly for the Axia network.
4.
Give Axia network a name. Go to Start | Control Panel | Network Connections. You should now see a second
Local Area Connection. Right click on the new Local Area Connection, select “Rename,” and give it a meaningful
name for your Axia network (for example, Axia Network)
5.
Set IP address of Axia NIC. Right click on the Axia connection, then
click on Properties.
a.
In ‘This connection uses the following items’, click once on
‘Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)’, typically found at the bottom of the
list, then click ‘Properties.’ You’ll see the ‘Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) Properties’ dialog box, as shown on the right.
b.
Click the radio button for “Use the following IP address” and
enter the following information:
i. 192.168.1.180 for the IP address
ii. 255.255.255.0 for the netmask
iii. Leave the Default Gateway blank
iv. Leave DNS server addresses blank
Click OK and the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog
box closes. Click “Close” on the Office network Properties
dialog box.
c.
6.
Connect ASI6585/6685 to Cisco switch. Using Cat 5 or Cat5e cables
(Cat5e is recommended), connect your ASI6585/6685 and your Axia node to your Cisco switch. Your original
NIC card should still be attached to your office network. Your configuration should look similar to the test setup
diagram at the beginning of this document.
7.
View the ASI6585/6685 via web browser. The PC can now communicate with the ASI6585/6685. To test this:
a.
Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.). You may see a message like ‘no connection to
the Internet is available.’ In IE, click on ‘Work Offline.’
b.
In the URL bar, type in ‘192.168.1.182’ and hit Enter.
i. The web interface for the ASI6585/6685 will come up.
1. When first clicking on a tab, you’ll be prompted for a username and password. The
username is ‘user’ and the password is ” “ (i.e.: there is no password).
2. Click on the Sources tab (see below). Rename these to something more meaningful if
you want. These sources are what you can select from in another
ASI6585/6685nodes’ Destinations.
a.
CAUTION: The channel numbers for the Sources must be unique to each
Axia node. Make sure the Source channel numbers defined for the
ASI6585/6685 are different than the Source channel numbers defined for all
other Axia nodes on your Axia network.
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8.
9.
View the Axia node via web browser. Open another browser window (or tab) and enter the IP address for your
Axia node.
a.
The web interface for the Axia node will come up (in the example illustrated here, an Axia Analog node).
i. When first clicking on a tab, you’ll be prompted for a username and password. The username
is ‘user’ and the password is ” “ (i.e.: there is no password).
ii. Click on the Destinations tab (see below). Rename these to something more meaningful if you
want.
b.
Click on the dropdown box to see a list of all available Sources. Select an ASI6585/6685 Source for
each Destination channel of the Axia node and click “Apply.”
Play audio files using ASIControl. Open ASIControl (or ASIMixer, which is downloaded separately from our
Applications page and used with our WAVE driver) and for each 8 Players of the ASI6585/6685, browse and
select audio files to play. You may want to select the Repeat option.
10. View Axia node output meters. Press the Select button on the Axia node until you see the output meters. You
should see all 8 pairs of meters moving on the Axia node at this point.
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