4.4. Connecting the Network Cable
The Network Port is an RJ45, 10BaseT Ethernet jack, for
connection to a TCP/IP network. Connect your 10BaseT or
100BaseT network interface to the CMS-32 Network Port.
The CMS features a default IP Address ( This
allows you to initially contact the CMS without first accessing
the CMS command mode to define an IP address (providing that
you are communicating with the unit from a node on the same
Note however, that when installing the CMS in a working
network environment, it is strongly recommended to assign the
IP Address, Gateway Address, and Subnet Mask as described in
Section 5.5.4.
Note: The CMS features a 10BaseT Interface. When
connecting the CMS to a 100BaseT interface, note that
most router switches will autosense to determine if the
device is 100BaseT or 10BaseT, then configure the
network interface accordingly. If your router switch
does not autosense, then the network interface port
must be manually set to 10BaseT.
4.5. Connecting Devices to the CMS-32
1. Determine which CMS RS232 port will be used for
connection to the new device (e.g. Port 3).
2. Use an appropriate DB9 cable to connect the RS232 serial
port on the device to a DB9 port on the CMS.
a) External Modems and other DCE Devices: Use a
standard serial modem cable.
b) PCs and other DTE Devices: Use a standard null
modem cable.
3. Access the CMS command mode and then select
communication parameters for each port as described in
Section 5.5.
Hardware Installation
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