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5-2
Basic Operation
5.1.2. The Text Interface
The Text Interface consists of a series of simple ASCII text menus, which allow you to
control power switching functions and set configuration parameters using simple ASCII
commands.
Since the Web Browser Interface and Telnet accessibility are both disabled in the
default state, you will need to use the Text Interface to contact the RPC via Local PC
or SSH connection when setting up the unit for the first time. After you have accessed
command mode using the Text Interface, you can then enable Web Access and Telnet
Access as described in Section 6.8, if desired, in order to allow future communication
with the unit via Web Browser or Telnet. You will not be able to contact the unit via Web
Browser or Telnet until you have enabled these options.
Once Telnet Access is enabled, you will then be able to use the Text Interface to
communicate with the RPC via local PC, Telnet or SSH connection. You can also use
the Text Interface to access command mode via an external modem installed at the RPC
serial Setup Port.
In order to use the Text Interface, your installation must include the following:
• AccessviaNetwork: The RPC must be connected to your TCP/IP Network, and
your PC must include a communications program (such as TeraTerm or PuTTy.)
• AccessviaModem: An external modem must be installed at the RPC RS232
Setup Port (see Section 4.5.2), a phone line must be connected to the external
modem, and the Setup Port must be configured for Modem Mode. In addition, your
PC must include a communications program.
• AccessviaLocalPC: Your PC must be physically connected to the RPC RS232
Setup Port as described in Section 4.5.1, the RPC Setup Port must be configured
for Normal Mode, and your PC must include a communications program.
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