Saving NetLink Parameters
15.3. Configuring the VIP with Saved Parameters
Once parameters have been saved to an ASCII ﬁle, the ﬁle can then be
uploaded to the VIP to reconﬁgure the unit without manually deﬁning each
The ASCII ﬁle with the saved parameters can also be uploaded to other VIP
units. This allows rapid set-up when a number of units will be conﬁgured
with the same parameters.
1. Access command mode as described in Section 19.1.
a) If the password function is enabled, enter the valid Supervisor
Level password. The VIP must be operating in Supervisor Mode
in order for this procedure to function.
b) Note that this procedure can be performed from anywhere in the
VIP menu system.
2. Use your communication program's upload function to transfer the ﬁle
that contains the saved parameters to the VIP unit via modem or the
a) Select ASCII File Format.
b) Specify the ﬁlename and directory location for the ﬁle with the
saved parameters. Note that it is very important to enter the
correct ﬁlename and location. Sending an incorrect ﬁle to the VIP
unit will cause unpredictable results.
3. If an Error message is received at any time during the parameter
upload, repeat steps 1 and 2 above to resend the entire ﬁle.
• If the ﬁle with the saved parameters is sent to the VIP via the
Computer Port (from a local PC), changes will take effect
• If the parameter ﬁle is sent to the VIP via the Modem Port,
Modem Communication Parameters will not take effect until
after you exit from Command Mode. The Port Status Screen will
not show the new Modem Port parameters until you have exited
and re-entered Command Mode.