This section describes procedures that are used to configure the CPM to fit the requirements of
5.1. Access to the CPM Command Mode
When the Command Mode is active, the user can invoke commands to configure the unit,
display status, and connect or disconnect ports. The Command Mode can be accessed from a
local PC that communicates with the CPM via cable, or accessed by a remote PC that
communicates via modem.
1. Start the communications program (e.g. Procomm) on your local or remote PC. Make
certain the CPM and ProComm are set for the same communication parameters (e.g. baud,
2. Access the CPM Command Mode.
a) Local Access: To access the command mode from a local PC, type /^E and press
[Enter]. The CPM Command Mode is now active.
b) Remote Access: To access the command mode from a remote PC, proceed as
i. Dial the number for the modem connected to CPM Port 1. The CPM will
respond with the "ENTER PASSWORD" prompt.
ii. If you have defined a password for modem access, key in your password and
press [Enter]. If the password has not been defined, just press [Enter]. The
"CPM>" prompt will appear.
iii. The Password prompt will not be displayed when the CPM is first configured, or
immediately after the unit has been initialized. In the default state, the port will
be set for the "Any-to-Any" Port Mode, and the Password feature will be
iv. Type /^E and press [Enter] to make certain the Command Mode is active, and
the unit is ready to receive commands.