Configuring the network settings for a debug hardware unit

If you have a debug hardware unit that does not have a valid IP address, or is on a different network, you must manually enter the Ethernet address during configuration.


Before you can configure the network settings, you must first determine the correct network settings for your debug hardware unit:

  • If you do not want to use DHCP, then you must obtain an IP Address, Default Gateway, and Subnet Mask from your network administrator.

  • If you want to use DHCP, you must inform your network administrator of the Ethernet Address of the unit, so that it can be added to the DHCP server.


To configure your new debug hardware unit:

  1. Open the RVI Config IP utility.

  2. If the debug hardware unit is on your local network or connected to a USB port on your PC, continue at step 3.

    Otherwise, continue at step 6.

  3. Click the Scan tool to scan for debug hardware units.


    Only debug hardware units that are on your local network or connected to a USB port on your PC are listed.

  4. Select the debug hardware unit you want to configure.

  5. Click the Identify tool to verify that the identification LEDs flash on the correct debug hardware unit.

  6. Click the Config New tool. The Configure new debug_hardware device dialog box appears, as shown in the following figure:

    Figure 5. The Configure new debug_hardware device dialog box

    The Configure new debug_hardware device dialog box

  7. Determine the Ethernet address of your debug hardware unit by reading the label on the side of the unit, and enter it into the Ethernet Address field.

  8. If you are not using DHCP:

    1. Deselect DHCP.

    2. Enter the required details in the following fields:

      • IP Address

      • Default Gateway

      • Subnet Mask.

    3. Continue at step 9.

  9. If you are using DHCP, select DHCP.

  10. Enter the hostname in the Host Name field. This must contain only the alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, and 0-9) and the - character, and must be no more than 255 characters long.

  11. Select the required Ethernet Type:

    • if you know the type of network that you are using, select that type

    • otherwise, select Auto-Detect.

  12. Click Configure.

    The debug hardware unit restarts. During the restart the unit is removed from the list of units. When the restart is complete, the unit re-appears in the list of units, with the new network settings.


    If the debug hardware unit is using DHCP, the list of units might display its IP Address as This is a dummy address that the debug hardware unit uses when it fails to obtain an IP address from the DHCP server.

    The list of units shows the correct address if the DHCP server has assigned it.

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