4.2. Communicating with the NPS
In order to configure the NPS or invoke command functions, the user must first connect to the
NPS and access command mode.
1. The NPS is transparent to parity and will accept 7 or 8 bit characters, but will always
answer back at 8 bits, no parity. Make certain your communication program (e.g.
ProComm orHyper Terminal) is set for the appropriate baud rate, bits and parity.
a) Via Modem: Start your communications program. Dial the external modem
connected to the NPS. Wait for the Connect message and proceed to Step 2.
b) Via Local PC: Start your communications program and then press [Enter].
c) Via Network: During initial configuration, the NPS cannot be accessed via the
Network Port. After network parameters have been defined (see Section 4.6), the unit
may then be accessed via network as described in Section 5.1.
2. Password: If the System Password has been defined, the unit will display the Password
Prompt. Key in either the System Password or User Password, and press [Enter]. If the
system password has not been defined, the prompt will not be displayed.
• The Password feature is case sensitive.
• If you forget the System Password, contact the NPS via the Console Port. When
the password prompt appears, press the default button to bypass the password
requirement. When the NPS> prompt appears, type /G and press [Enter] to
access the General Parameters menu. Use the General Parameters menu to assign
a new System Password.
3. If the System Password is entered, the NPS will display the System Help Screen
(Figure 3). If the User Password is entered, the NPS will display the User Help Screen
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