NBB-115 & NBB-230: Network Boot Bars - User's Guide
3.2. Communicating with the NBB
The NBB offers two separate user interfaces: the Web Browser Interface and
the Text Interface. The Web Browser interface allows you to contact the NBB
via a TCP/IP network, using a standard, JavaScript enabled web browser (such
as Internet Explorer.) The Text Interface consists of a series of ASCII text
menus, which may be accessed via TCP/IP network, Local PC or modem.
Note: The NBB features a default IP Address (
and a default Subnet Mask ( This allows initial
network access to command mode without first setting up the unit’s
network parameters (providing that you are contacting the NBB
from a node on the same subnet.) When attempting to access the
NBB from a node that is not on the same subnet, please refer to the
User’s Guide for further configuration instructions.
1. Access the Command Mode: This procedure differs slightly,
depending on whether you’re contacting the NBB via the Web Browser
Interface or Text Interface.
a) Web Browser Interface: Start your JavaScript enabled Web
Browser. Enter the NBB’s default IP address (
in your browser address bar and then press [Enter]. A password
prompt will be displayed. Since at this point, the user name and
password have not yet been defined, you can simply click OK
without keying in a user name or password. The Plug Status Screen
will be displayed as shown in Figure 3.1.
b) Text Interface:
i. Via Telnet: Telnet to the NBB’s default IP address
( The Plug Status Screen (Figure 3.2) should
be displayed.
ii. Via Local PC: Start your communications program (e.g.,
Hyperterminal) and then press [Enter]. The Plug Status Screen
should be displayed as shown in Figure 3.2. The default
communications parameters for the Console Port are 9600 bps,
No Parity, 8 data bits, One stop bit.
iii. Via Modem: Use your communications program to dial the
number for the phone line which is connected to your external
modem. Note that in order to communicate with the unit via
modem, you must first access the command mode via Network
or Local PC, and use the Serial Parameters Menu to set the Port
Mode to "Modem."
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