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Dave Loucks

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PXG Configuration
« on: January 03, 2017, 02:02:28 PM »
While you can certainly just plug in a browser and configure a PXG900, there are a couple of things you should know to make things go more smoothly.

If you are using a Windows PC and have admin rights, you might want to consider using the micromini-USB connection on the front of the PXG900 (formerly a type A USB connection on the "E" series gateways).  The default address for that port is always  The disadvantage is you will need to load a USB driver onto your computer (instructions) and you will need Admin rights to allow that.

If instead you use the Ethernet port, you should know that this port supports Zero Config and that means that the default IP address can move around!  While the default IP address on the Ethernet port following a factory reset is (or, that will only be the case if nothing else is "heard" when the PXG boots.  Best bet is to make sure nothing is connected to the network 1 port during a factory reset. 

Once you are able to connect with the gateway and have changed the IP address to a new fixed (static) value, zero config is disabled and you'll have a good known fixed IP address for the PXG.

But why mess around with all this?  Did you know there was an "low touch" loading method for the PXG900? (actually also works on the "E" series, i.e. PXG200E, 400E, 600E, and 800E gateways with latest firmware too).  You'll still need admin rights to both load this program and load the USB driver (which the installer does automatically).

The "Configuration Automator" program (link at end of this topic) removes a lot of the complexity when you are tasked with loading the PXG configuration.  It does this by semi-automatically installing an XML file that contains the settings you wish to install.

This XML file can be created a number of ways, but perhaps the easiest is to use the PXG offline configuration spreadsheet.

You can download a copy of the offline configurator and try it yourself (if this deep link has expired -- which it might when the program is updated -- just navigate to and select "PXG900 Offline Config Tool" under the "Software Downloads" section in the "Documentation" tab.

Here are some screencast videos that explain how these programs work:
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