RSM Series; Remote Site Managers - User’s Guide
3.2. Communicating with the RSM
When properly installed and configured, the RSM will allow command mode
access via Telnet, Web Browser, SSH client, modem, or local PC. However, in
order to ensure security, both Telnet and Web Browser access are disabled in
the default state. To enable Telnet and/or Web Browser access, please refer to
Section 5.7.3.
Default RSM serial port parameters are set as follows: 9600
bps, RTS/CTS Handshaking, 8 Data Bits, One Stop Bit, No
Parity. Although these parameters can be easily redefined, for
this Quick Start procedure, it is recommended to configure your
communications program to accept the default parameters.
The RSM features a default IP Address ( and a
default Subnet Mask ( This allows network access
to command mode, providing that you are contacting the RSM
from a node on the same subnet. When attempting to access the
RSM from a node that is not on the same subnet, please refer to
Section 5.7.3 for further configuration instructions.
1. Access Command Mode: The RSM includes two separate user
interfaces; the Text Interface and the Web Browser Interface. The Text
Interface is available via Local PC, SSH Client, Telnet, or Modem and
can be used to both configure the RSM and create connections between
ports. The Web Browser interface is only available via TCP/IP network,
and can be used to configure the unit, but cannot create port connections.
a) Via Local PC: Start your communications program and then
press [Enter].
b) Via SSH Client: Start your SSH client, enter the default IP address
( for the RSM and invoke the connect command.
c) Via Web Browser: Make certain that Web Browser access is
enabled as described in Section 5.7.3. Start your JavaScript enabled
Web Browser, enter the default RSM IP address (
in the Web Browser address bar, and then press [Enter].
d) Via Telnet: Make certain that Telnet access is enabled as described
in Section 5.7.3. Start your Telnet client, and enter the RSM's
default IP address (
e) Via Modem: Use your communications program to dial the number
for the line connected to the RSM’s Phone Line port.
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