When changing a wireless connection to an Ethernet connection, all that is required is to swap out the wireless module for an Ethernet controller module. Make sure the new Ethernet module is plugged in properly; the corner cutoffs of the WiMac and Ethernet modules look the same. (Notice that the silkscreened markings of the board also show the cutoff corners. On an eight io controller, the cutoff corners are towards the middle of the board; on a single io, the cutoff corners are towards the edge of the board.)
You would then need to change the Connection type (in the CONNECTIONS Tab) in the Configuration option of pdk io.
The CONNECTIONS tab displays any connected access control device names (in alpha order) showing their connection type (Coordinator, Ethernet, Gateway, USB, or Aperio).
A green dot by the name indicates the device is successfully connected and working as expected.
A red dot indicates the device is not connected.
Edit a Connection Device
Clicking on a listed device name displays the device connection information: Name, IP or MAC Address, Port, and connection Type.
NOTE: Connection information for a device varies depending on the connection type.
Add a Connection Device
To add a connection device, click the + icon in the lower right of the CONNECTIONS tab of the Configuration screen. The Add Connection screen is displayed.
Click inside the Connection Type field or on the down-arrow to select a type. Based on the selected Connection Type (Coordinator, Ethernet, Gateway, USB, or Aperio), enter a Name, Port, and IP Address or MAC address. These options vary based on the selected connection type.
Name - Assign a unique descriptive name for the connection device.
Port - Assign a port number for the Coordinator, Ethernet (Port 10001), Gateway (Port 2101), or USB device.
IP Address - Enter the IP address for the Ethernet or Gateway device.
MAC Address - Enter the MAC address for an Aperio access control device.
Utilizes a CAT5 cable network connection. The Ethernet COM module is set up to obtain an IP address automatically through DHCP. Ethernet connected controllers accept RJ45 connections. When used, the controller will be assigned a DHCP address. Controllers can be assigned a static IP address by using the Lantronix network utility software referred to below.
For an Ethernet Connection Type, use the default Port 10001.
NOTE: By default, wireless devices use what is known as DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), which automatically assigns a dynamic (temporary) IP address for a network. For single io and eight io Ethernet connections, a static (permanent) IP address is REQUIRED; a static IP address is not required for Cloud Nodes.
Select Lantronix for a static (permanent) IP address. To set up a static IP address for an Ethernet device, the third-party Lantronix DeviceInstaller application can be used. The static IP address can be obtained from your IT manager or network administrator. The default dynamic IP address that is already assigned to the device by the router may also be used and converted to a static IP address.
NOTE: When adding an Ethernet door controller, ensure that when you are using the Lantronix device installer app that your WiFi is turned off and you are hard-wired from your laptop to the customer’s network, otherwise you will not be able to see the devices.
Download the Lantronix DeviceInstaller application (stand-alone version) at the Lantronix website for the necessary zip file (and DeviceInstaller Help, if necessary) to install and use this application.
Enter a Name and use the default Port number 10001.