3. Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide describes a simpliﬁed installation procedure for the
NetLink II hardware, which will allow you to communicate with the unit in
order to demonstrate basic features and check for proper operation.
Note that this Quick Start Guide does not provide a detailed description
of unit conﬁguration, or discuss advanced operating features in detail. In
order to take full advantage of the complete range of features offered by the
unit, it is recommended to review the remainder of this User's Guide after
performing the Quick Start procedure.
3.2. Hardware Installation
3.2.1. Apply Power to the NetLink II
Refer to the power rating nameplate on the NetLink II back panel, and then
connect the unit to an appropriate power source. The NetLink II features a
self-adjusting power supply that automatically adapts for 115 or 230 VAC
operation. Set the Master Power Switch on the NetLink II back panel to
the ON position; the front panel indicators should light. After a brief pause,
the RDY indicator should begin to ﬂash, indicating that the unit is ready to
3.2.2. Connect your PC to the NetLink II
In order to conﬁgure the NetLink II unit, invoke commands or retrieve data,
you must ﬁrst access the NetLink II command mode. The NetLink II offers
three different methods for activating the command mode; from a local PC
that is cable connected directly to the NetLink Console Port, from a remote
PC that communicates with NetLink via modem, or from a remote PC that
communicates with the NetLink via Ethernet connection.
To connect your PC to the NetLink II, proceed as follows:
• Control via Network: Connect your 10Base-T or 100Base-T network
interface to the NetLink II’s Network Port.
• Control via Console Port: Use the supplied null modem cable to
connect your PC COM port to the NetLink II’s Console Port.
• Control via Modem: Connect your phone line to the NetLink II’s
Phone Line Port.