Rocket to Rocket Communication

Rocket to Rocket Communication
 Rocket to Rocket Communication Setup & Testing Guide April 2013
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Rocket Setup The Rockets must be connected in the following way in order to function correctly. The IP address of the computer connected to the Rocket Bus must be on the Rocket's network. For example, if it is a network, the IP address of the computer must be between and The IP address of the computer connected to the Rocket Traffic Pole must be one higher than the Rocket's IP address. This can be checked with the command ipconfig. If the address is incorrect, follow the instructions below to set up a static ip address. Also, the computer must be connected to the Rocket Traffic Pole with an ethernet cable. Setting up a Static IP on Windows XP 1) Control Panel > Network Connections 2) Right click Local Area Network (Could be named something else on your computer, it is the adapter you are connected to the rocket on) and click on Properties. 3) Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then click Properties. 4) Check the option Use the following IP address. Enter for IP Address, for Subnet Mask and for Default Gateway. In the DNS server fields put your DNS server (or use a free one such as and for Google's). 3
Configuration Settings In RCM, the following properties are configurable for UANet 1. UANet Enabled – (true or false) – this setting turns UANet on or off 2. UANet Mode – (bus or pole) – this setting tells the Rocket if it is in a bus or on a pole ◦ By default Rockets are configured to be on buses. ◦ If enabling a Rocket to be on a pole, you must schedule a firmware update for it with Utility Customer Support ( 3. UANet Socket Port – (SNMP default = 161) – this is the port the Rocket is listening on for messages to transmit 4. UANet Socket Protocol – (udp or tcp) – this determines the protocol of the transmitted messages 4
To install the SNMP service on Windows XP 1. Open Windows Components Wizard by clicking Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. Click Add/Remove Windows Components. 2. In Components, double click Management and Monitoring Tools. Select the check mark next to Simple Network Management Protocol and click OK, and then click Next. SNMP starts automatically after installation. 3. Next, go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Scroll through the list of services until you see SNMP Service and double click it. 5
4. Select the Security tab and click Add. 5. Set the Community rights to READ WRITE and Community Name to anything you want to name it and click Add, then click Apply. 6. Click the General tab, click Stop, wait for SNMP to stop, click Start to restart it, and then click OK. 6
To Install iReasoning's MIB Browser Go to and download setup.exe and install it. After opening MIB Browser, follow the following steps to do a simple test to see if SNMP is running correctly on your machine. 1. For Address leave the default address,, to query your own local MIB database 2. Click Advanced and enter the Community Name you created in step 5 for both the Read and Write Communities and click Ok. 3. Expand the MIB Tree like in the picture below and select a variable such as sysLocation. The MIB Browser will automatically fill in the OID number. Next select Get from Operations then click Go. 4. If your setup is correct, you should see the result of your command. In our example, this value is blank because it has not been set. 5. To set a value, instead of a Get for Operations, select Set. 6. A popup window will appear. Do not change anything but Value. In our example, we set our sysLocation to Atlanta. As soon as you hit ok, a Set is performed (No need to hit go again). You should immediately see a popup confirmation saying “SET Succeeded” if your set was successful. 7
7. Now perform a Get and you should see the change you just made for the Value of sysLocation. You can change this value over and over again. If you do not see the value change, then something is set up incorrectly. ** To clear out your result table, click this button ** To send SNMP Gets and Sets to another computer, simply change the Address and enter their Read/Write communities under the Advanced options. The rest of the instructions remain the same. ** To receive SNMP Gets and Sets from another computer, you MUST turn off Windows Firewall. 8
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