Self-discovery over Ethernet
When you connect your meter to your network, your meter automatically appears in your network in Windows Explorer under Other Devices. By default, the meter is named <meter type>-<last six digits of MAC address>. For example, a meter with a MAC address of 006078173393 appears on the network as <meter type>-173393.
|A||Computer connected to the network with IPv6 enabled|
|B||LAN / WAN (Local Area Network / Wide Area Network), common subnet, no routers|
|C||Meters with self-discovery over Ethernet connected to the network|
Considerations for using self-discovery over Ethernet
For self-discovery, the meter must be connected directly to the network using only a cable or switches, and not going through a router.
You must use a computer running Windows 7 or later with IPv6 enabled in order to use self-discovery over Ethernet.
The computer and the meter must be on the same subnet.
You do not need to configure your meter’s IP address for self-discovery over Ethernet. An IPv6 address is automatically generated from your meter’s MAC address and self-discovery takes place over IPv6.