|Author: Jake Messinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Last update: 02/21/2005||Manuals: http://portmasters.com/tech/docs/manuals.html|
This is a Quick Set-up guide for configuring a PortMaster 3TM to connect to your network. If you purchased your portmaster from PORTMASTERS.COM, it comes preconfigured with the IP address: 10.0.0.201 and a subaddress of 192.168.1.1). You can temporarily add or change the IP of a PC connected to the same network as the portmaster to something in the same range such as 192.168.1.2 in order to use Telnet (or PMVISION found at ftp.portmasters.com/pub/le/software/java/pmvision112.zip) to configure the portmaster via the ethernet port and TCP/IP. If the ip address is not known, or you are unable to access the portmaster via TCP/IP, follow the confuration instructions below.
If you cannot connect to the Portmaster via the ethernet port, you will need a terminal or a PC with a terminal program such as Hyperterm, set it to 9600-N-8-1 and xon-xoff flow control
Connect a null-modem cable to the terminal or PC. Connect the other end of the cable to C0 on the portmaster. It is a db-25 female port. You can make one with the following minimum pin configuration. Choose either the Old Style db-25 connection or the newer style db-9 connection, whichever one you have on your computer. A more complete cable pinout with hardware flow control is found at: http://portmasters.com/tech/docs/hwpm/CableSpecs.fm.html#18009
|Portmaster DB-25||Old Style
|2 TXD||3 RXD||2 RXD|
|3 RXD||2 TXD||3 TXD|
|7 GND||7 GND||5 GND|
Connect the other end of the cable to S0 or C0 on the portmaster (NOT P0). It is a db-25 female port. Make sure that DIP SWITCH 1 is up putting this port in CONSOLE mode (9600 bps n-8-1, xon/xoff flow control). Dip switch 2 needs to be down. If up, it will try to NETBOOT. Dip switch 3 is unused and remains down. 4 and 5 up indicated 10-base-T. More detailed instructions can be found at http://portmasters.com/tech/docs/hwpm/Install.fm.html
Turn on the power, and after 30 secs you should see a "login:" prompt. If you
see nothing or you never reach a login prompt, please contact
Login as "!root". Press ENTER for the password. There is no factory or default password; however, if there is a password and you don't know it, you will need to get a password override. Follow these instructions: http://portmasters.com/override.html
Type the following commands after you've logged in:
set password <your desired password> (no default)
set address <the address you wish to assign to the ethernet port: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx>
set netmask <your local network's netmask> (the default is 255.255.255.0)
Connect an ethernet cable from your network to the ethernet port of the unit. Dip switch 4 and 5 up indicate Twisted Pair; both down for COAX. You should now be able to ping and telnet to the unit.
Use Telnet or download PMVISION (pmvision111.zip) from ftp://ftp.portmasters.com/pub/le/software/java to further configure and monitor your portmaster.