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Overall Tap Configuration

Issue

Overall Tap Configuration

Environment

I/NET Seven Site

Cause

Need information on Tap Configuration

Resolution

When you update parameters in a Tap, the changes will take effect when you disconnect from the Tap. If the changes are made to a shared dial Tap, the changes will take effect when the last connected host disconnects from the Tap.

Use the following steps to configure a Tap. Refer to TCON300, I/NET Seven Technical Reference Guide, for a description of Tap configuration parameters.

  1. Select Edit Tap Host (or Link, or LAN) from the main menu. The system displays the Host Tap Configuration editor.
    The Link Tap and LAN Tap configuration editors are similar. This procedure describes the differences.
  2. Assign a Tap Name to the Host, Link, or LAN tap (up to 16 characters).
  3. On site Taps, use the spindial to choose a LAN Address (0 to 63) to identify the tap address on the controller LAN. The LAN Address field applies only to site taps.
  4. Depending on the type of tap, do one of the following:
    • On host and LAN taps use the spindial to choose a LAN Speed.
    • On link taps use the spindial to choose a Speed.
    • On dial taps choose a Tap speaker setting from the drop-down list (Off, Auto, or On).
  5. Use the Firmware Status parameters for information purposes only. These parameters show the current revision number and revision date. These fields are display only, you cannot edit them.
  6. Use the Distribution Parameters fields to specify distribution group number, message priority, and the message mask.
    Note: When utilizing dual Tap functions (site Tap and LAN Tap) in a 7716, 7718, 7728, or 7793 (configured as -03 or -06), the values entered under "Distribution Parameters" in one Tap editor are used by all Tap editors emulated within the same DCU. Only one set of "Control Parameters" have been provided in each DCU.
    1. Select the Distribution Group number (1–4) to match the distribution group of the host PCs to which you want the Tap to send messages.
    2. Set the Message Mask to match the mask(s) of the host PCs to which you want the Tap to send messages.
    3. Set the Message Priority to None, Routine, Priority, or Critical.
  7. The Percent Full field is for AD/AA LAN Taps only. It specifies the number of messages that will be stored in the LAN/Site Tap’s RAM, as a percent of the total available memory, before the Tap calls the host PC. This is a deferred dialing parameter for "Priority" alarms.
  8. The Time Interval field is for AD/AA LAN Taps only.
    It specifies the time interval that must transpire following a "priority" alarm before the LAN/Site Tap calls the host PC. This is a deferred dialing parameter for "Priority" alarms.
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