In the tab, you have access to the network, custom NTP, and management system settings.
Here you can turn on/off DHCP connection and get network settings automatically or enter it manually.
For correct panel work you must enter:
- panel IP address;
- subnet mask;
- the main gateway;
- DNS server address;
By default, a device can have a static IP address 192.168.1.90 or 192.168.1.91.
NTP server data is used for time and date automatic synchronization between a panel and a server.
Using the automatic setting of time, data will be automatically synchronized with a server via the Internet. Therefore, this option requires an Internet connection.
Also, you can use custom NTP for automatic synchronization with the necessary server via a local network. To do this, you must:
- Tick Set time automatically and Custom NTP boxes.
- Enter server URL or IP address.
- Choose the required timezone.
- Submit changes.
You can also set the time and date manually. To do it, you need to deactivate Set time automatically and Custom NTP features then set the date and timezone and save these settings.
In this section, you can enable/disable and configure the server for access control, management, and monitoring of devices, e.g. BAS-IP Link server.
To do it, you must:
Log in to the device web interface. By default, the username is admin, and the password is 123456.
Go to the Network tab > Management system section.
Select the necessary protocol: HTTP or MQTT (is recommended to use) in the Mode field.
Enter all requried data.
MQTT allows organizing the interaction of BAS-IP Link with devices, which are located in different networks/subnets/behind NAT without additional settings from the network infrastructure (port forwarding, etc.) as HTTP requires. We recommend to use MQTT protocol as it is less compex, more effective, provides data security, fast and efficient message delivery.
MQTT protocol configuration
If you select MQTT, you must enter:
- management system broker address and port;
- password for interaction with management system;
Also, you can activate sending real-time logs to the server. If necessary, you can enable/disable integrated message encryption or add your certificate by clicking the File field and selecting the appropriate one. Sending of heartbeat (current status: online/offline) is done by defaul here without ability to enable/disable it.
If you need to get current state of MQTT client go to System > Debug.
If sending logs feature is enabled and the server is available, the data is sent in real time.
In case when the feature is enabled, but the server is not available, the panel accumulates all logs and tries to send them every minute until the server becomes available. After successful action, the device proceeds sending in real time. The delayed event log can include up to 1000 entries, and if this number is exceeded, the oldest ones will be cleared, and the server will take them on its own.
If the feature is disabled, the server periodically takes logs on its own.
HTTP protocol configuration
If you select HTTP, you must enter:
- an IP address or domain name of the server where the Link software is installed;
- device password to the server.
If necessary, you can activate sending real-time logs and heartbeat (current status: online/offline) from the panel to the server.