This guide will take you through the steps to quickly get your WebIO7 up and running on your network.
This guide is also available in PDF: KE_WebIO7_QuickStart.pdf
From the WebIO back panel, plug-in to your Ethernet network using a CAT5/6 Cable. Plug-in the supplied 12Vdc power supply, or a compatible power supply, supplying 12vdc center pin positive and capable of supplying 500mA.
If your network router provides DHCP service, WebIO7 will receive a network address. If your computer supports NetBIOS you can then open an Internet Browser and enter the WebIO7 default host name of “webio7/” as the browser URL/address.
WebIO will respond with a Login Page as pictured. Default User name is “admin7”. Default Password is “76543”
If locating WebIO7 internal web server by Host name “WebIO7” does not work, you can use the following methods of connecting:
The WebIO7 Service Tool is used to locate WebIO7 units on your Local Area Network.
When found you can then browse to the IP address associated with WebIO7.
In the example image above, you would use an Internet browser and enter address 192.168.1.127 in the address bar.
The WebIO Service Tool is available for download at www.webio7.com
Once you are logged into WebIO7 you will see the WebIO7 Home page.
Important WebIO7 settings include Network IP address and Username/Password.
So that you can connect to WebIO7 from the Internet you may want to assign a static IP address to your WebIO7. This allows you to forward a port (e.g. port 80 or 8080, etc) in your router to the WebIO7 static IP address (a user defined IP address that does not change).
Another method would be to setup the router with your WebIO7 MAC address and a user defined IP address,
such that the router will always assign the IP address to WebIO when it is powered up on the network.
This is method is equivalent to a BOOTP service, rather than DHCP.
WebIO7 requires its Security Switch located on the back panel to be in the unlock position before saving network settings. Also the network settings changes will not be applied until WebIO7 is rebooted. You must place the security switch back to the Locked position before rebooting WebIO7 otherwise it will restore its network settings (along with passwords) back to factory defaults.
Also note that the after selecting [Save Config] button to save your network settings, the page will refresh with the settings that are currently used and not your newly changed settings, which get applied after a reboot.
To restore WebIO7 to its factory defaults, place the WebIO7 security switch located on its back panel (see picture in first section of this document) into the Unlock position and then power off and on WebIO (reboot). Now place the security switch back into the Locked position.
The security switch provides extra protection of important WebIO7 settings from ever being changed by an unauthorized user. You must physically unlock WebIO7 to change most configuration settings such as network settings, user passwords, assigned device labels, etc.