RSM Series; Remote Site Managers - User’s Guide
In order to use the Text Interface, your installation must include:
• Access via Network: The RSM must be connected to your TCP/IP
Network, and your PC must include a communications program (such as
• Access via Modem: A phone line must be connected to the RSM's Phone
Line port, and your PC must include a communications program.
• Access via Local PC: Your PC must be physically connected to one of
the RSM’s RS232 ports as described in Section 4.3, and your PC must
include a communications program.
To access command mode via the Text Interface, proceed as follows:
Note: Command mode cannot be accessed via a Buffer Mode Port,
Passive Mode Port, or any port that is presently connected to another
1. Contact the RSM Unit:
a) Via Local PC: Start your communications program and press
[Enter]. Wait for the connect message, then proceed to Step 2.
b) Via Network: The RSM includes a default IP address
(192.168.168.168) and a default subnet mask (255.255.255.0.) This
allows you to contact the unit from any network node on the same
subnet, without ﬁrst assigning an IP Address to the unit. For more
information, please refer to Section 5.7.3.
i. Via SSH Client: Start your SSH client, and enter the RSM’s
IP Address. Invoke the connect command, wait for the connect
message, then proceed to Step 2.
ii. Via Telnet: Start your Telnet Client, and then Telnet to the
RSM’s IP Address. Wait for the connect message, then proceed
to Step 2.
Note: When communicating with the unit for the ﬁrst time, you
will not be able to contact the unit via Telnet, until you have accessed
command mode, via Local PC or SSH Client, and used the Network
Parameters Menu (/N) to enable Telnet as described in Section 5.7.3.
c) Via Modem: Use your communications program to dial the number
for the line connected to the RSM’s Phone Line port.