Connecting to a SoundwebTM London Network

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Connecting to a SoundwebTM London Network
Connecting to a Soundweb London Network
TM
This guide will step you through the process of configuring your laptop and
HiQnetTM London ArchitectTM to communicate with a network of Soundweb
London devices.
1
Install London Architect
Install the most current version of London Architect on the
computer to be used for system control. You can download it from
here:
www.soundweb-london.com
Do not open London Architect on the computer until Step 5.
2
Turn Off Windows Firewall
a. Go to Control Panel from the start menu.
b. Select “Windows Firewall”.
c. Click “Off (not recommended)”.
d. You can turn this back on after the London session.
e. Turn off any 3rd party firewall software (Symantec, MacAfee, Zone
Alarm, etc.).
3
Setup Network Properties in Windows
To setup Microsoft Windows network properties for use with London
Architect:
a. From the Start Menu select Network Connections “Connect To” and
select “Show all connections”.
b. Right click on the name of the network card to be used for
connecting to the London network and scroll down the menu to
Properties.
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Connecting to a Soundweb London Network
TM
c. Click on “Internet Protocol TCP/IP”.
c
d. Click on Properties.
d
e. Write down any existing IP and DNS
address to be re-entered later.
f
f. Select “Obtain an IP address
automatically”.
g. Select “Obtain DNS server address
automatically”.
g
h. Click on the “Alternate Configuration”
tab.
i. Write down any existing IP and DNS
address to be re-entered later.
j. Select “Automatic private IP address”.
k. Click OK and close all windows.
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4
Connect All London Devices
Connect all of the London devices and the computer to the same
network.
5
Start London Architect
a. Watch for any warnings indicating program blocking by any Internet
protection software and tell it to allow network access by London
Architect.
b. On the London Architect Main Menu Bar click on “Tools” then
“Application Preferences”.
b
c. Select the HiQnet tab and add a check mark to the box in front of the
network card you are using to connect to the London devices.
d. Click “OK”.
c
d
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6
Check Network Connections
a. On the London Architect Toolbar click on “View” and select
“Network”.
b. A network window will open at the bottom of the screen.
This list represents all HiQnet devices
discovered on the network, sorted by type.
This always represents your computer.
This category represents devices in the open
design that do not match any devices
discovered on the network.
c. Click the refresh button
(green and red arrows). Network devices
will start showing up on the network tree by their model and
name. It can take up to 45 seconds for all devices to show up in this
list.
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7
Update the Device Firmware
All devices MUST be running the same version of firmware that
matches the version of London Architect being used.
To update the firmware:
a. In the Network Window, click on the icon shown below to open the
firmware wizard.
b. This will display a list of all the London devices discovered on the
network.
c. Make sure all the devices listed are checked and press the Load Button.
It will take several minutes to load during which the devices may
reboot several times.
8
Open the London Architect File
You now need to open the London Architect design file for this network
of devices. The design file must be located on the same computer used
to connect to the system. If the system has previously been configured,
the design file may have been stored on the London device network.
a. Go to File and select “Open” or “Open from device network”.
b. Select the desired file to load.
9
Configure Device Name and IP Settings
Each device on the network will have to have its name changed to
match the name of its corresponding device in the design.
The Soundweb London devices default to Auto IP mode. In this mode
they will recieve their IP addresses from a DHCP server if one is on the
network. If there is no DHCP server, then the Device will choose an IP
address in the 169.254.xxx.xxx subnet. On some networks you may need
to set a unique static IP address for each device on the network so it will
not conflict with other equipment on this network or to comply with the
Network Administrator’s requirements.
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9 (continued)
To change the name and IP address of a device:
a. In the Network Window, open the device tree folders under the
Ethernet category until you see the device name in red. If you are
connecting to an existing system, the name may be black, indicating
that this device already matches a device in the current file open in
London Architect.
b. Select the device you want to change.
c. To find a device on the network, click the Locate Button in the Network
Window.
The Locate Button on the faceplate of that device will start to flash.
You can also press the Locate Button on the device, which will cause
the corresponding device in the software to flash.
d. Open the device properties window.
Here you can change the name, HiQnet Address
and IP address of the selected device. When you
click on each device in the Network tree, a
property table with useful information such as the
name, IP address and I/O card configuration is
displayed on the right side of the Network
Window.
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9 (continued)
e. The device will reboot after you press “OK” on the Modify Device
Settings window. After reboot, the device will have the new
settings.
f. If there are green stars above each of the components in the design, then
the design agrees with the Network components. If they do not, then
check the name and I/O card configuration for each device on the
network and make sure it matches the corresponding device in the
design. Go back to step 5 to get the design and the network to match.
Each device will get a green star, indicating that a device on the
network matches in both name and I/O card configuration.
Note: If you are connecting to a device for the first time you will get a message
indicating that the HiQnet address of the device on the network does not match the
HiQnet address of the device in the design file. It is recommended that you answer
“YES”. This will update your program with the HiQnet address of the device on the
network. If you save the file, it will be saved with this new information. If you
answer “NO”, the address of the network device will be changed to match the
design file. The HiQnet address can always be changed in the Device Properties
dialog discussed in step 9d.
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10
Load the London Architect File
To load the file to the device network:
a. Click on the “Run Arrow”
in the Toolbar or the “Online”
button
at the bottom of the London Architect screen to
go online and load the file into the network.
b. If the current file is not the exact file running in the device, the Load
window will appear and show which devices on the network need
loading. This will overwrite the design currently in the device with the
file open in London Architect.
c. Press the green arrow to load the design and parameter settings into
each device or press the green arrow at the top of the column to load
all the devices. After loading is complete, press “OK”.
d. As you change parameter settings while online, the system will
respond in real time. The devices will retain their last settings
whenever they are power cycled, always coming back in the same state
they were when powered off. You will have to go offline to store the
design file with any changes you have made. To go offline, press the
“Stop Button” in the tool bar or press the “Online Button” at the bottom
of London Architect. You can go back online by clicking the “Run”
button again. If you are connecting to a network that is already running
the same file you have loaded in London Architect, you will be prompted
for device synchronization. You will have to choose if you wish to Receive
Values (green arrow) or Send Values (red arrow) to the device. This is
just the values of the state variables or controls of the design and should
not be mistaken to mean you can receive the file from a London Device.
Unless a file has been saved to the device network, there is no way to
pull the design file out of a device to edit within London Architect. Make
sure you have good file backups in place.
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Summary
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Install London Architect
Turn Off Windows Firewall
Setup Network Properties in Windows
Connect all London Devices
Start London Architect
Check Network Connections
Update the Device Firmware
Open the London Architect File
Configure Device Name and IP Settings
Load the London Architect File
NOTES:
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