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Hand Punch setting up an IP address
 

How to set up network communications for a Hand Punch data terminal using TimeVue

In Icon TimeVue and TimeSource software, you do this in the CLOCKS section.
First, set the clock number “1” for your clock.
Second, give it a name (“Time Clock”  “Chicago”) etc
Third: Select type:  It must say HP000 or it will not work.
Fourth, select COM1  That’s usually the correct port.

Fifth:  In the dialup string, enter: NET:192.168.001.150:UNIT0   
Discussion:  NET is capitalized.  UNIT is capitalized.  UNIT0 is the number zero, not the letter "oh".

 

To get this address, you need to go to the RUN command in your computer – left click on START, look for and select it.  In the RUN box, enter CMD, hit enter.  A black DOS box opens up.
The ip address was found by using the dos command ipconfig/all
We looked for the default gateway (which in our case is 192.168.1.1)

We then entered a reasonably safe network address, use this example:

Type in:
ping 192.168.001.150
   

Note: There is a space between ping and 192.168.001.150
It timed-out four times (takes about 30 seconds to complete)
If it times-out, then this address is open and you can use it.
Next, plug the hand punch in to the network and powered it up - in that order.

At the Hand Punch, change the hand punch setting (2#  then NO until you see Serial, then "yes") to 192.168.001.150 

The Host Bits should be “8”. The Gateway should be all zero's  000.000.000.000
The baud rate is supposed to be 9600.
Back at the computer, Go back to RUN box and entered CMD, which takes you back to the DOS box..
Enter: ping (SPACE) 192.168.001.150 In our test, we got back four positive replies.

Instead of it saying “Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out.“

It responded with: Pinging 192.168.001.150 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.001.150:  bytes=32  time-2ms  TTL=64

Reply from 192.168.001.150:  bytes=32  time-1ms  TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.001.150:  bytes=32  time-1ms  TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.001.150:  bytes=32  time-1ms  TTL=64

Which confirmed the communications.  
We then tested it from the Icon software, it communicated.