RabbitLink Directions


Editing IP Address
PC Network Settings
Field Utility Setup

Editing IP Address

  1. Connect programming cable to the RabbitLink and the PC as show in picture:

  2. Open HyperTerminal: On Windows XP, Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > HyperTerminal

  3. HyperTerminal Settings:

    New Connection Name: RabbitLink
    Connect Using: COM1
    Bits per second: 57600
    Data bits: 8
    Parity: None
    Stop bits: 1
    Flow Control: None

  4. Connect the RabbitLink AC adapter, HyperTerminal should now read: RabbitLink Console Version 2.00 Ready

  5. Type the following commands in HyperTerminal:

    To connect to the RabbitLink through the Brandeis network:
    set ip
    set gateway
    set netmask

    You are now ready to skip to the Field Utility Setup section

    To connect to the RabbitLink directly from a PC
    set ip
    set gateway
    set netmask

    You are now ready for the PC Network Settings section

PC Network Settings

(Skip this step if you are connecting to the RabbitLink through a router.)

  1. Connect the RabbitLink to the PC with a crossover cable

  2. On Windows XP: Start Menu > Control Panel

  3. Switch to Category View (If the right frame says Switch to Classic View you are already in the correct place)

  4. Choose Network Connections

  5. Right click on Local Area Connection and choose Properties

  6. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties

  7. Record settings on paper so you can restore them later

  8. Set the following addresses:
    IP address:
    Subnet mask:
    Default gateway:
    Preferred DNS server:
    Alternate DNS server:

  9. Click OK

  10. Click OK

Field Utility Setup

  1. Choose: Setup > Communications

  2. Choose Use TCP/IP Connection

  3. Click Discover

  4. Highlight the RabbitLink

  5. Click Select

  6. Click OK