This article outlines how to use the BioConnect Networking Tool. To download the tool and its manual, please click here.
- The Networking tool will open in your browser. It will only run in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge.
- To search for devices, you have two options:
1) The UDP search will search your local subnet.
2) The TCP search allows you to search a range of IP addresses within the network. If you are trying to find a device in a different subnet or want to search a specific IP, you should use this search.
- Make sure to input your device's port by selecting an option in the Device Type dropdown menu.
- When you are ready, click Start Search.
- To configure a device's settings, click on it.
- When you are finished configuring the device's settings, click Apply Changes.
- If you receive a message that the settings were not changed, try changing them once more.
- To check that your device's settings have been changed correctly, search for it again. Make sure to sue an appropriate search based on the settings you have the device.
- If your device doesn't show up, it might still be applying your changes. In this case, wait and search again and it should appear.
- To check your device's settings, click on it.
- NOTE: If you have pointed the device at a different server, you will no longer be able to communicate with it from the networking tool.
If the Server Port Isn't Changing
- It has been found that the server port will revert to the device port for some devices. As a workaround, change both the device port and server port to what the server port should be.
- Click Apply Changes.
- The device port can then be edited in BioConnect or BioStar once the device has been added. To learn how to do this, refer to this article.
- If your device's setting still aren't changing, you will want to try using BioStar to edit device settings.