General ConnectUPS FAQ

  1. Does an administrator have to configure the new ConnectUPS-X and ConnectUPS-BD cards for the particular network speed; e.g. 100Mb or 10Mb? 
  2. What do the LEDs labeled 10 or 100 mean on the faceplate of the ConnectUPS-X and ConnectUPS-BD cards? 
  3. What does the port labeled “COM” do?
  4. What do the LEDs labeled “Power” and “Status” do?
  5. What does the reset switch do? 
  6. What do the two small DIP switches do? 
  7. What is the hub on the ConnectUPS-X?
  8. Why is the “hub” feature included on the ConnectUPS-X only? 
  9. Why is one of the four ports on the ConnectUPS-X labeled “Uplink”?
Q1: Does an administrator have to configure the new ConnectUPS-X and ConnectUPS-BD cards for the particular network speed; e.g. 100Mb or 10Mb? 
A: No, the cards will automatically sense what the network speed is and react accordingly.
Q2: What do the LEDs labeled 10 or 100 mean on the faceplate of the ConnectUPS-X and ConnectUPS-BD cards? 
A:  They are either on, off or flashing to indicate status or transmission of data. Details regarding this may be found in the user manual.
Q3: What does the port labeled “COM” do?
A: This is used for local configuration of the ConnectUPS.
Q4: What do the LEDs labeled “Power” and “Status” do?
A: They indicate if the ConnectUPS is properly powered and if operation is normal. Details are available in the user manual.
Q5: What does the reset switch do? 
A: This resets the ConnectUPS.
Q6: What do the two small DIP switches do? 
A: They change mode of the ConnectUPS from operational mode to BootP/DHCP mode. BootP/DHCP is used to remotely configure multiple ConnectUPS at one time via a BootP server.
Q7: What is the hub on the ConnectUPS-X?
A: The hub consists of the four ports on the left half (as you face it) of the faceplate.
Q8: Why is the “hub” feature included on the ConnectUPS-X only? 
A: Faceplate size prevents the ConnectUPS-BD from having this feature.
Q9: Why is one of the four ports on the ConnectUPS-X labeled “Uplink”?
A: This is the port that provides the connection to the network. The other connections are for use with other devices that need connection to the network.