How to Connect to a DV-200 Unit

Connecting a Davicom unit to a computer

In order to get your new Davicom unit ready for configuration, you need to connect your computer directly to the unit. The initial configuration of a Davicom unit cannot be performed remotely.

We recommend you connect your computer to the front panel of your Davicom unit. All Davicom units have a serial or USB port on the front panel.

You can also use your computer’s Ethernet port to connect to your Davicom unit, but you need to disconnect your computer from any network and temporarily change its settings while you are connected to the Davicom’s Ethernet port.

Via a computer serial or USB port (recommended)

If you are using your computer’s USB port, you will need a Type A/B USB device cable (version 1.1 or above). If you are using your computer serial port, you will need a male-female 9-pin serial cable (not a null-modem cable).

Note: For older Davicom units, and computers without serial ports, you will need a USB-to-serial adapter in addition to a male-female 9-pin serial cable.

Connect the type B connector of the USB cable to the USB connector on the front panel of the Davicom unit ( icon), or connect the male connector of the 9-pin serial cable to the serial connector on the front panel of the Davicom unit (IOIOI icon or TERMINAL port).

Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port of your computer, or connect the other end of the serial cable to the serial port of your computer (or through a USB-to-serial adapter if your computer does not have a serial port).

Verify which COM port your computer assigned to the serial or USB port to which the cable or adapter is connected. For Windows XP and Win 7/8/10, right-click the My Computer icon, select Properties, then the Hardware tab, click the Device Manager button and look for ports. If you have installed the USB driver files you can go directly to the Setup menu below and select the USB\COMx which appears in the drop-down list.

From the Setup menu, select Communications and in the Local Communications section (see Figure 10 below), select the USB\COMx or COMx port assigned to your computer serial or USB port, set the baud rate to 115200 and click Return.

Important: For older Davicom units (black front panel), you must set the baud rate to 9600.

Click the Connect icon .

Select Local for communications type.

Select MIP for communications protocol.

Do not check the Stay Connected box.

Enter SUPER01 for Unit Username.

Enter SSSSSSSS for Unit Password.

Click Connect.

You can now proceed with the complete configuration of your Davicom unit. Refer to this article to begin.

Via a computer Ethernet port

Note: You need a cross-connect Ethernet cable (also known as cross-over). Your Davicom unit must be equipped with an IP interface (standard on current models but optional on older Davicom models).

Warning: You need to disconnect your computer from any network and change your computer’s IP settings while you initially configure your Davicom unit via IP. This may temporarily prevent you from sending/receiving emails, accessing the web, sending jobs to a network printer, etc.

Connect one end of the cross-connect cable to the Ethernet port 1 ( icon) on the rear panel of the Davicom unit (refer to this article).

Connect the other end of the cross-connect cable to the Ethernet port of your computer.

Prior to changing your computer’s IP settings, record your current IP settings in the table below for later restoration. To access IP settings in Windows XP, right-click the My Network Places icon and select Properties, then in the LAN section rightclick the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties. Select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item and click the Properties button.

Obtain an IP address automatically Yes / No
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default gateway
Obtain DNS server address automatically Yes / No
Preferred DNS server
Alternate DNS server

The IP configuration of your computer must be modified in order to give it a new static address in the same address range as the default Davicom IP address (192.168.1.210). In the Internet Protocol Properties box, configure the IP address as follows:

Click OK.

If prompted by Windows to restart your computer, do so.

Using DavLink, click the Connect icon .

Select Network for communications type.

Select MIP for communications protocol.

Do not check the Use Proxy, Ping Before Connect and Stay Connected boxes.

Enter the default Davicom IP address 192.168.1.210 in the Network Address field.

Enter SUPER01 for Unit Username.

Enter SSSSSSSS for Unit Password. Click Connect.

You can now proceed with the complete configuration of your Davicom unit. Refer to this article to begin.

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