Before you can add an HID unit in Security Center, you must know its IP address and login credentials. To find this information, you can use the Unit enrollment tool.
What you should know
To change the unit's initial IP configuration if necessary, you can use the HID Discovery GUI. For more information about the HID Discovery GUI, see your HID documentation.
For more information about initial HID hardware setup, see the HID device documentation in the Documentation\Controllers folder of your Security Center installation package, or download the documentation from http://www.HIDglobal.com.
- Discover the access control units on your network.
If the HID unit you want is not found, disconnect your workstation’s network cable and
plug it directly into the HID unit. For PoE units, such as Edge or Edge EVO, connect your
laptop and unit to a standalone switch.
The address 169.254.242.121 is the factory-assigned default address for every HID device. Even if the unit has been configured with an IP configuration, it still listens on this address for possible troubleshooting needs.
- Type http://169.254.242.121 in your web browser.
To log on, enter the default username (root) and password (pass).
NOTE: The web interface for EVO units can only be accessed with the admin account. By default, the password is blank. Change it after changing the IP settings. To enroll the unit into Security Center, you must use root/pass.
In the Basic Setup page, assign the device’s IP
CAUTION:If no DNS server is present on your network, you must use the unit’s own IP address for the Primary DNS Server value, and the Basic Central Station’s IP address should be set to the IP address of your Security Center server running the Access Manager role.
(Optional) Click Change Login Password, and then change the
Changing the password applies to the admin user not the root user.
- Click Submit.