| UNAVCO
 


Knowledge Base

Trimble NetRS - How to connect to the NetRS receiver using DHCP

How to connect to the NetRS receiver using DHCP

The easiest way to configure a NetRS is through the receiver’s web interface. You can aquire an IP address using DHCP or assign an IP address via its serial port. To assign an IP address using the serial port, which is often easier, see UNAVCO’s "Basic Use of the Trimble NetRS." To connect via DHCP, read on.

NetRS receivers from the UNAVCO equipment pool are preconfigured with an IP address of 192.168.1.2 unless the project contact requests otherwise. The receiver factory default, however, is to acquire its IP address automatically via DHCP. If you cannot connect the receiver to a network that is DHCP-enabled, you can use the following windows program:

http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm

Use the following configuration file:
dhcpsrv.ini
[General]
SUBNETMASK=255.255.255.0
NODETYPE=8 ; Hybrid
[Settings]
Trace=1
IPPOOL_1=192.168.2.2-5
IgnoreUnknownClients=1

To connect to the receiver:

  • Connect the laptop to the NetRS with a CAT5 cable or a crossover depending upon manufacturer.

  • Set laptop net card to DHCP.

  • Power up the NetRS and let it get the IP address from the DHCP server.

  • View the dhcptrc.txt file to see what the rx’s IP address is.

  • Open a web browser to the NetRS IP address.

In the case that you need to make a crossover cable from a straight cable, check out:
http://www.makeitsimple.com/how-to/dyi_crossover.htm

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
Trimble NetRS - How to configure an XP computer to connect to a NetRS via PPP
Viewed 2975 times since Sun, Jan 11, 2009
Trimble NetRS - How to reset the receiver and reload the kernel
Viewed 11980 times since Mon, Jan 12, 2009
Trimble NetRS - How to set up a PPP connection to a NetRS using LINUX and WvDial
Viewed 4418 times since Tue, Jan 13, 2009
Trimble NetRS - UNAVCO Basic Use Guide
Viewed 32658 times since Wed, Jan 27, 2010
MENU

Last modified: Monday, 12-May-2014 00:18:29 UTC