LP Controller - Full Controller Configuration

LP Controller - Full Controller Configuration

LP Series Full Setup and Configuration Guide

LP Controllers

 

1.0Introduction

This section explains how to setup and configure all controller settings and advanced options. All these settings can be found either by logging into the controller via a web browser or by accessing the controller's 'internal configuration' via the Design Mode feature. Using Doors.NET is the preferred method for setting the basic, standard settings (as it bypasses any browser restrictions or limitations and does not require you to physically be near to the controller). For more advanced settings you will need to login to the controller using a web browser.


2.0Controller Configuration via Web Browser

The web browser interface is a secure connection that is used to configure the LP Series controller. It allows the user to:

  • Select the connection method of the host computer to the controller;
  • Configure the IP address (host communication address);

  • Create and manage user login accounts;
  • Configure Auto-save settings;

  • View device information; and
  • Restore settings to factory defaults.

 

Note: If you are logging into the controller for the first time (via a web browser) you should be aware that there is now an enhanced authentication procedure that requires you to transition DIP switch S1, #1 to the off position. This will give you a 5 minute time window in which you can log into the controller using the default user name (admin) and the default password (password). Once you have logged into the controller you should add a new user name and password so you can bypass the security enhancement in the future.

 

3.0Switch Settings on the Controller

The state of the switches on the controller determines the user information (for log on authorization, and communication parameters). By default, you would set the DIP switch so the controller uses factory default communication parameters. This sets the controller to a static IP address of 192.168.0.251.

 

SwitchDefinitions
1234 
OFFOFFXOFFNormal operating mode.
ONXXXAfter initialization, enable default User Name (admin) and Password (password). The switch is read on the fly, no need to re-boot. See Special Features for more information on configuration options available with Switch 1.
OFFONXOFFUse factory default communication parameters.(Address: 192.168.0.251 Port: 3001)
ONONXOFFUse OEM default communication parameters. Enable “Bulk Erase” Option. See the Hardware Installation Manual for more information on “Bulk Erase.”
XXONXDisable TLS secure link. Switch is read only when logging on.

 

  • The material provided describes the behavior of the browser with the factory default settings.
  • The look and feel of the web interface will vary depending on the OEM settings. Many settings made in the browser can have an OEM specific default. Items that can be customized are in notes.

 

4.0Logging Into the Controller

The following steps explain how to log into the LP controller via Doors.NET. This is the simplest and easiest method as it bypasses any browser security restrictions. You also do not need to be near to the controller and also does not require you to know the controller's programmed IP address.

  1. Close the hardware setup page.
  2. Click the Design Mode icon (located in the upper-left of the client).

    Design Mode Icon

  3. When Design Mode is enabled the client will state 'Design Mode' in the title bar.

    Design Mode Title

  4. Re-open the hardware setup page.
  5. Right-click the controller and select Internal Controller Configuration.

    Controller Internal Config
  6. Select Network from the Web Page pull-down menu.
  7. The controller's IP settings will be displayed on the right.
  8. Set the network method to static.
  9. Then click the refresh button.
  10. The appropriate controller settings will then appear on the right-side of the window. Any settings which are not grayed-out can be edited.
  11. By default a controller is set to a static IP address of 192.168.0.251 - you should set this to your own specific IP address as soon as possible.

 

5.0Controller Network Settings

These are the LP controller network settings that can be adjusted:

  • Host Name - this is the host description for the controller. By default it displays the controller's MAC address.
  • Network Method - The controller IP address can either be static or set to DHCP.
  • IP Address - This is the IP address that is assigned to the controller.
  • Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask for the controller.
  • Default Gateway - The default Gateway IP address for the controller.

 

6.0Session Settings
  • Password Strength - Configures the minimum password strength for the controller.
  • Session Timeout - Configures the web session timeout value for this controller.

 

7.0Web Connection Settings
  • Diagnostic Logging - Select this option to create diagnostic information that will be written to the debug file every 15 minutes (or when the MSC gateway service is restarted.
  • Disable Default User - Allows you to disable the default admin/password account.
  • Door Forced Filter - Enable/disable filtering of door-forced events for this controller.
  • SNMP - Enable/Disable the SNMP setting for this controller
  • Web Server - Enables/Disables the Web Server for this controller
  • Zeroconf Discover - Enables/Disables the Zeroconf discovery for this controller (used when scanning for NXT-MSC controllers.

 

8.0Log into the Controller via Web Browser

This method requires you to know the controller's programmed IP address.

 

9.0Host Communications

The Host Communication page configures the communication parameters from the host system

to the LP Series Controller.

 

Host Comms Page

 

The LP1502 and LP2500 support:

  • IP Server
  • IP Client,
  • Serial - RS-232,
  • and Serial-Modem communication types.


Notes:

  • The LP1501 only supports IP Server and IP Client.
  • The LP2500 offers the additional communication options of RS-232 and a serial adapter option to utilize adapters such as the Lantronix Micro 100.

 

10.0  Device Information

The Device Info page displays hardware and configuration settings on the controller. This page is refreshed every minute.

 

Device Info

 

 

11.0User Accounts

The User Accounts page manages user definitions for the web interface. Users may be added, deleted or modified from this web page. Ten users may be authorized.

  • EDIT - Displays the account information for the currently selected user.
  • DELETE - Deletes any users that have been selected.
  • NEW USER - Displays the user account input form to create a new user.

 

Password Strength

  • The Password Strength in the LP Web server can be set to Low, Medium, or High.
  • Low Password Strength – minimum of 6 characters
  • Medium Password Strength – minimum of 6 characters and passes two of the password strength tests

 

High Password Strength – minimum of 8 characters, passes three of the password strength tests,

and password not based on user name

The following strong password requirements are based on Microsoft guidelines for creating

strong passwords.

Password Strength Tests – contains characters from any of the following categories:

  • Uppercase alphabet characters (A–Z)
  • Lowercase alphabet characters (a–z)
  • Arabic numerals (0–9)
  • Symbol characters (` ! $ ? ^ * ( ) _ - + = { [ } ] : ; @ ' ~ # | < , > . /)

 

Example:

The password strength is set to “Medium”, the password Gertrude is valid because it has more than 6 characters and is a combination of upper and lower case.

 

The password strength is set to “High”, the password Gertrude8 is valid as long as the user

name is not Gertrude.

 

12.0Session Timer

The session timer specifies the period of inactivity before the user is logged out. The inactivity

timer can be between 5 and 60 minutes.

 

Note: OEM Settings can change the default settings for Session Timer.

Save Button Saves any changes made to the user page other than changes made to the actual users.

 

Special Features

See the Special Features section at the end of this document for the additional settings that are only enabled when Switch 1 is enabled.

 

13.0Auto-Save Settings

The Auto Save page configures Auto-save behavior and determines how the controller reacts on startup if host configuration changes have been lost.

 

Auto_Save_Settings

 

Select Restore from the last saved settings to restore from the save point at power up, or from the

re-boot button on the controller. Select Clear all settings. Force a full download. To force a

controller reload at power-up.

  • Enabling Auto-save configures the controller to automatically save settings for configuration changes.
  • Disabling Auto-save means that configuration changes are not automatically saved. Configuration can be manually saved by command 211, Dual Port Control
  • Auto-save delay specifies how much time to wait after a host configuration change before starting the save. The timer can be specified between 30 seconds and 30 minutes.
  • Enable Network Diagnostic Log causes diagnostic information to be written to the debug file every 15 minutes, when debug is enabled.

 

>> OEM Settings determine the default setting for restoring configuration after a power up, or

re-boot, and for specifying the default auto-save delay timer.

 

Save Settings You must click on “Save Settings” for changes to be loaded to the controller.

 

14.0Load Certificate

The Load Certificate page will allow the certificates loaded by Mercury at the factory to be replaced by unique custom certificates.

 

Load Certificate

 

The browse buttons can be used to select the related files that will be loaded to the LP once the “Load certificate files” button is pressed.

 

The Certificate Information section of the page lists information about the currently loaded certificates.

 

OEM Settings can determine whether the “Load certificate files” button is enabled or not.

 

 

15.0Restore Settings

Restore Settings

 

The Restore Settings page restores the settings to either the factory default, or the current operating settings (before the start of this session). These settings apply only to the Network and Host Comm settings.

 

Restore Button Restore the settings to factory default (192.168.0.251; IP Server; Static IP configuration).

 

Restore Current Restore the settings to the settings at the start of the session.

 

 

16.0Apply Settings

The Apply Settings page saves the Network and Comm Settings and reboots the controller.

 

Apply Settings

 

APPLY SETTINGS, REBOOT - Save any changed network and host communications settings. This is required for these changes to be saved to controller.

 

 

17.0Log Out

The Log Out link will end the session on the controller and the following page should appear.


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