N-Tron® Series NT5000 Industrial Ethernet Switch Initial Setup Tech Note
This tech note will explain the initial setup of the NT5000 industrial Ethernet switch. After reading this document, you will understand how to:
- Create new user accounts
- Change the IP address of the switch
- Configure ports to match end device configuration
- Import configuration files
N-Tron® Series NT5000 (All Models)
Initial Switch Setup
After applying power to the NT5000 switch and connecting a laptop to the switch via an Ethernet cable, you are ready for the initial setup. Open a web browser on the laptop and type in the default IP address of the switch: 192.168.1.201. Hit the Enter key to navigate to the web server of the switch.
You will be prompted to enter a username and password. Enter “admin” in the Username field. Leave the Password field empty. Click the Sign in button.
On the Create New User screen, enter the username you would like to use as the administrator of this switch. Type a new password in the middle field, and type the same password in the bottom field. Click the Confirm button.
Note: To create a secure password, use any policies that align with your IT department around password usage.
Click the Confirm button on the Warning dialogue box that opens. The Warning explains that the default user will be removed and replaced with the new user created in the previous step.
Note: To store your secure password, use any policies that align with your IT department around password storage.
Another Warning dialogue box will open. Click the Save button to save the user settings you established in the previous steps and continue to the Quick Start section.
You will be prompted to enter your new username and password to log into and reauthenticate the switch.
Upon signing in for the first time as a new user, you will be taken to the Quick Start section of the user interface (UI). In this section, you can add new users, change the IP address of the switch, change port settings to match end devices, and import configuration files.
To add new users to the switch, select the Users option. In the New User pop-up window, type the new username into the first field and new password into the second field. Repeat the same password in the third field. Select the privilege level from the drop-down menu for this user. Privilege levels are explained after the following image. Click the Add button to add the user to the switch.
Privilege levels can be used to allow the correct access to features within the switch. Privileges allow Read Only or Read/Write access.
In the Quick Start section, select the IP option to change the IP address of the switch to match the application need. The switch is programmed with DHCP Client enabled, which means the switch is ready to receive its IP address from a DHCP server if one is present on the network. If there is no available DHCP server, the switch will default to its original IP address: 192.168.1.201. To change the IP address in the IP Configuration pop-up window, click the DHCP Enabled toggle switch to disable DHCP, and type in the correct IP address and subnet. Click the Apply button.
To make initial adjustments on the switch, click the Ports option in the Quick Start section. In the Port Configuration pop-up window, adjust the options to match the end device. Most devices support Auto-negation, but not all. If there are end devices that have been hardcoded to 100/F or 10/F, the switch port must also be configured to match. Additionally, User Labels can be assigned to important ports.
Note: Disable ports that are not in use. This minimizes the attack vectors of your network.
If you have previously exported a configuration file and would like to use that file on this switch, import it by clicking the Import Config button in the Quick Start section and navigating to the location of the configuration file.
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