\ Note: If you do not see Envisalink in the DHCP table, unplug the ethernet cable for 30 seconds and reconnect.

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APPLICATION NOTE Accessing the Connect2Go Module for Status, Programming & Troubleshooting This application note outlines how to access the Connect2Go Module locally to obtain status information, for programming
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APPLICATION NOTE Accessing the Connect2Go Module for Status, Programming & Troubleshooting This application note outlines how to access the Connect2Go Module locally to obtain status information, for programming purposes (Honeywell Only), and for troubleshooting purposes. To access the Connect2Go Module locally, it must be on the same network as the computer from which it is being accessed; hence, you will need to be on our customer s network to access the module. Obtaining the Connect2Go Module IP Address and Accessing the Module In order to access the Connect2Go Module, you will need the IP address of the module. To obtain the IP address for the Connect2Go Module, use one of the two methods outlined below. Apple MAC users you must use Method 1. Note that all IP addresses in this document are examples only. Method 1: Look up the IP address using the DHCP Table The Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) table lists all devices, including the Connect2Go Module, and their leased IP addresses on the network. As IP addresses are dynamically assigned, the Connect2Go Module IP address can vary. It is assumed that the DHCP server is your customer s router; this may not be true on more complicated networks. 1. Login to the customer s router. 2. Once logged in, the DHCP table should appear. Look for the device Connect2Go Module, and record the IP address listed. \ Note: If you do not see Envisalink in the DHCP table, unplug the ethernet cable for 30 seconds and reconnect. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 1 3. From a computer on the same network as your Connect2Go Module, open a Browser Window and enter the Connect2Go Module IP address issued by the router in the URL field. 4. Once entered, the following login pop-up should appear. Enter user in both the User Name and Password fields and click Log In. Method 2: Lookup up the IP address using command-line NetBIOS Tools Windows Users: 1. Open the command window on your customer s PC by clicking on the Windows Icon (Start Button) in the left hand corner of the bottom menu bar. The Search program and files search box should appear. 2. Enter cmd in the Search Program and files search box. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 2 3. Press Enter and the following command window should appear: 4. Type nbtstat -a Connect2Go Module on the command line. This will force the computer to go look for the networked computer with the NetBIOS name Envisalink and store its IP address in the name cache. 5. To access the name cache and retrieve the Connect2Go Module IP address, type nbtstat c on the command line. A list of computer names will appear with IP addresses. Look for the computer name Envisalink and record its IP address. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 3 6. Enter the Connect2Go Module IP address into the Brower Window. 7. Once entered, the following login pop-up should appear. Enter user in both the User Name and Password fields and click Log In. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 4 Linux Users: Before following the process below, ensure that customer has the SAMBA suite installed on their LINUX machine. If they do not, SAMBA will need to be installed before proceeding. 1. Open a terminal window and login using the customer s credentials. 2. From the command line, enter nmblookup envisalink. 3. An example of what should appear is below. The network and Connect2Go Module IP address will be different for your customer. The message querying envisalink on indicates that the computer is looking for the Connect2Go Module on your customer s network. In this example is the network s IP address envisalink 00 is the Connect2Go Module is the Connect2Go Module s IP address. 4. Enter the Connect2Go Module IP address into the Brower Window. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 5 5. Once entered, the following login pop-up should appear. Enter user in both the User Name and Password field and click Log In. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 6 Understanding the Connect2Go Module Home Screen Once you have logged into the Connect2Go Module, the home screen will appear. Honeywell Users For Honeywell Users, the home page shows security status and Envisacor Expansion Modules (if installed); and, also allows the user to change keypad addresses for each partition (See Programming: Honeywell Key Pad Address Changes on page 9). It is also the point from the Network Screen can be accessed for Troubleshooting Purposes. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 7 DSC Users For DSC Users, the home page shows security status, thermostat status, and Envisacor Expansion Modules (if installed). It is also the point from which the Network Screen can be accessed for Troubleshooting Purposes. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 8 Programming: Honeywell Keypad Address Changes For a Honeywell System, the home screen provides the ability to change keypad addresses for each partition. To change key pad addresses: 1. Enter the correct address in the box beside the Partition Number; zero indicates there is no partition. If you do not know the partition address, please refer to the Envisalink 4/ Honeywell Installation and Programming Guide. 2. Click Modify beside the box in which the change was made. You can only change one entry at a time. 3. To Enable IP/GSM/LRR Shadowing, check the box and click Modify. To disable IP/GSM/LRR Shadowing, uncheck the box and click Modify. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 9 Understanding the Connect2Go Module Network Page 1. To access the Network Page simply click the Network located in the top right-hand corner of the home page. 2. Once clicked, the following Network Page will appear regardless of system type (Honeywell or DSC). The network screen gives you information on all of the network services that the Connect2Go Module supports. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 10 Network Parameters The network parameters show the current IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server. It also tells you whether the module is set to static IP (DHCP DISABLED), or if it is connected to a DHCP server (BOUND). The length the DHCP lease in minutes is shown if applicable. For troubleshooting purposes you should always use DHCP, as the router may block communications with a computer that does not enroll with the DHCP server. EnvisAlerts Status This is the status of communications between the Envisalerts server and the Connect2Go Module. The Envisalerts status can be in one of three states: ONLINE Normal Operation OFFLINE No communications with the server NOT ENABLED The Connect2Go Module is communicating with the server but the device is not activated on the customer s account. For help on device activation, refer to the Pro and Customer Account Set Up guide. In addition, the IP address of the Envisalerts server is shown beside the status box. EnvisAlarms Status If the customer has subscribed to Central Station Monitoring, the status of the link is shown here. It can be in one of three states: ONLINE Normal Operation OFFLINE No communications with the Central Station Receiver/Communicator Not Subscribed The customer has not subscribed to Central Station Monitoring If subscribed, the customer-account number and which communicator (COM Number) the Connect2Go Module is currently connected to will appear. During a service call, the service provider may request this information. Envisalink TPI Status TPI stands for Third Party Interface. If the third-party app is installed on the customer s mobile phone, or the customer has a networked home automation system, these applications will connect to the security system via the Connect2Go Module TPI. If an application is attached to the TPI, the status will show ONLINE, and provide the IP address of the computer/mobile phone that is currently attached. Otherwise the TPI will show OFFLINE, which is normal when not in use. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 11 Troubleshooting EnvisAlerts Network Problems If you can access the Network page, then the Connect2Go Module is functioning properly. If the Envisalerts server status is shown as OFFLINE, then you need to determine what is preventing communications between the Connect2Go Module and the Envisalerts server at the Central Monitoring Station and resolve accordingly. The Envisalerts Server Address Shows as The Connect2Go Module uses the primary DNS server provided by the DHCP server. Typically two servers are provided, a primary and a secondary. When the primary server goes down, everything on the network will automatically switch to the secondary server. However, due to software limitations, the Connect2Go Module will only use the primary DNS server. If the primary DNS server is down or the IP address is incorrect in the router, the Connect2Go Module cannot determine the IP address of the alerting server and will report an IP address of To resolve this problem, verify with the customer s ISP that the primary and secondary DNS server settings are correct in the router. If they are correct, swap the primary and secondary DNS servers in the DHCP settings. If the address is still displaying as , use a public DNS server such as Google at The Envisalink Server Shows as XXX.XXX but OFFLINE If the Envisalerts Status is OFFLINE but a valid IP address is shown, a firewall is blocking communications with the alerting server. The firewall may be within the router, or a separate appliance. Specific information on how to disable the firewall is out of the scope of technical support; however, the following are some suggestions for common residential routers: Allow outgoing UDP and TCP traffic from the Connect2Go Module on ports Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 12 Look for a router setting that references firewall. Set to the lowest setting and ensure there is no stateful packet inspection option turned on. The encrypted communications between the Connect2Go Module and the alerting server may look like VPN traffic to a router. Make sure you enable options like IPSec or VPN pass-through. Some routers will not allow encrypted traffic from non-dhcp clients. Make sure you are not using the local Make Static option on the network page. Reboot the router, and then remove the Ethernet cable from the Connect2Go Module for 30 seconds and re-insert. This will force the Connect2Go Module to renew its DHCP lease. Dealer Support Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns, or have trouble activating your account and setting up customers, please our Help Desk at or call Note that phone support is only available, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm EST. Coonnect2Go Yonge St, Suite 310 Aurora, ON Canada L4G 6H8 T: (+1) Page 13
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