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Configuring basic Ethernet settings using the meter webpages

You can use the meter webpages to configure the IPv4, IPv6 and TCP/IP settings for the meter.

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When configuring communications parameters, ensure you maintain at least one communication path that allows full access to your device; otherwise you may permanently lose the ability to change your device’s configuration and access to additional data.
NOTICE
Loss of access
Ensure you maintain sufficient access to communicate with and configure your device.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in loss of access to the device.

Contact your network system administrator for your IP addresses and other Ethernet network configuration values.

  1. Connect to your meter’s webpages.

    Until you configure other Ethernet connection settings, you can connect to the meter using its default IPv4 address or its IPv6 link local address, or by using self-discovery over Ethernet then double-clicking the meter’s network icon.

  2. Navigate to Setup > Ethernet.
  3. Enter the appropriate value for the settings.
  4. Click Advanced Settings to configure additional Advanced Ethernet settings, such as timeouts and enabling/disabling certain protocols over Ethernet, if needed.
  5. Click Apply.
    NOTE: If you are changing the address you used to access the webpages, you will need to reconnect to the webpages after you click Apply.

Ethernet settings available using the webpages

Parameter Value Description

MAC address

Read-only

The media access control (MAC) address is factory set and is for reference only.

Ethernet device name

configurable

The Ethernet device name is used by DPWS for self-discovery over Ethernet and as the hostname to uniquely identify your meter for DHCP and DNS.

By default, this is set to the meter model plus the last six-digits of the MAC address.

Domain name

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The Ethernet domain name for the network that the meter resides on.

Primary DNS

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The IP address of your network’s primary DNS server, if your network uses DNS.

Secondary DNS

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The IP address of your network’s secondary DNS server, if your network uses DNS.

IPv4 settings available using the webpages

Parameter Value Description
IPv4 Assignment mode
  • Stored
  • DHCP

Stored: The meter uses the IP addresses that you manually enter for IPv4 (address, subnet mask and gateway).

DHCP: The meter acquires its IP addresses from your network’s DHCP server.

Stored IPv4 address

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The Internet protocol address of your device.

Stored IPv4 Subnet Mask

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The Ethernet IP subnetwork address of your network.

Stored IPv4 Gateway

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The Ethernet IP gateway address of your network.

The webpage also displays the acquired IPv4 settings if the Assignment mode is set to DHCP.

NOTE: To disable communications using IPv4, set the Assignment mode to Stored and the IPv4 Address to 0.0.0.0.

IPv6 settings available using the webpages

Parameter Value Description
IPv6 Assignment Mode
  • Stored
  • DHCPv6

Stored: The meter uses the IP addresses that you manually enter for IPv6 (Global address, gateway address).

DHCPv6: The meter acquires its IP addresses from your network’s DHCP server.

IPv6 Link Local Address

Read-only

TheIPv6 Link Local address is factory set and is read-only.

Stored IPv6 Global Address

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The Internet protocol address of your device.

Stored IPv6 Gateway

Contact your local network administrator for parameter values.

The address the meter uses to route communications to a different network or subnet. If you do not set this or the address is incorrect, you may see slow communications or communications errors.

The webpage also displays the acquired IPv6 settings if the Assignment mode is set to DHCP.

NOTE: To disable communications over IPv6, set Enable IPv6 in Advanced Settings to “No”.
NOTE: You must enclose an IPv6 address in square brackets when typing it in a web browser, for example: “http://[fe80::260:78ff:fe04:5943]”.

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