14. Saving NetLink II Parameters
This chapter discusses NetLink II functions related to saving and restoring
user-deﬁned parameters. Two different functions are discussed; saving
parameters to ﬂash memory, and saving parameters to an ASCII ﬁle at your
14.1. Saving Parameters to Flash Memory
During conﬁguration, newly deﬁned parameters are stored in NetLink II's
temporary memory. Although these new parameters will determine the
unit's current setup, parameters stored in temporary memory may be lost if
there is a power interruption. To ensure that setup parameters are retained,
it is recommended to save parameters to ﬂash memory.
When parameters are changed, the unit will display a prompt to notify the
user that newly deﬁned parameters have not been saved. Main Menu item 7
is used to save parameters from temporary memory to ﬂash memory.
If the user exits from command mode without ﬁrst saving new parameters,
NetLink II will display a menu that offers the following options:
• Save and Exit: NetLink II will save all conﬁguration parameters to
ﬂash memory and then exit.
• Exit Without Saving: NetLink II will exit from command mode
without saving parameters to ﬂash memory. Newly deﬁned parameters
will still be stored in temporary memory, but may be lost if there is an
interruption of power to the unit.
• Restore Previous Parameters: Newly deﬁned parameters will be
discarded and NetLink II will be reconﬁgured with the parameters that
were previously saved to ﬂash memory.
Note: Command ^B74 can also be used to save user-deﬁned
NetLink II parameters to ﬂash memory. As described in Section 16,
Command ^B74 offers the option save parameters to ﬂash memory
or restore parameters from ﬂash memory.
14.2. Saving and Restoring Parameters from
an ASCII File
After NetLink II has been conﬁgured, parameters can be saved to an ASCII
text ﬁle using the File Mode in ProComm or another communications
program. Later, if the conﬁguration is altered or deleted, saved parameters
can be uploaded to quickly reconﬁgure the unit without the need to
manually enter each parameter.