Download current Moxa driver and firmware for your device using the links below:
Firmware update (required for all new installations)
Link to firmware update is found here: http://www.moxa.com/support/DownloadFile.aspx?type=support&id=2200 (all operating systems.)
Link to Moxa Driver Manager found here: http://www.moxa.com/support/DownloadFile.aspx?type=support&id=974
Link to Moxa Search Utility found here: http://www.moxa.com/support/DownloadFile.aspx?type=support&id=973
Accessing the GUI (graphic user interface) of the Serial Device
- There are two default IP addresses printed on the back of each Moxa device. Use the Ethernet IP address to connect to the box. Type the default Ethernet IP address into the URL field of Internet Explorer.
- Plug Moxa unit into your network via an RJ45 Ethernet cable or connect it directly into your PC using an RJ45 Ethernet cable.
- Plug in power
- Go to Internet Explorer
- Type in default Ethernet IP address on back of Moxa box
- Login (default password is blank)
First thing you are going to do is to upgrade the firmware. Moxa ships with an outdated firmware and must be updated before proceeding.
I. Upgrading Firmware
- From Main Menu on Left Bar, Choose System Management / Maintenance / Firmware Upgrade
- Browse to where you saved the firmware update you downloaded earlier (usually under Downloads)
- Click Submit
- The unit will complete the firmware update and Reboot
- Return to Internet explorer and retype IP address and Log in again.
II. Wireless Configuration /Profiles / General
- On Main Menu on left bar, click Network Settings / WLAN Settings / Profiles. Leave Network Type as Infrastructure and Profile Name as Infrastructure or give it a name you choose (can be the same as your Wireless network name (SSID)).
- Click General
- Change Operation Mode to 802.11b/g
- In SSID field, enter your wireless network SSID (the name of your Wireless network found in your wireless access point configuration)
- All other defaults can remain the same. Click Submit.
III. Wireless Configuration / Profiles / Security
- Click Security Button
- Confirm Infrastructure as Profile Name (or whatever you called profile)
- Change Authentication to WPA-PSK or whatever encryption you have your wireless access point set to.
- Change Encryption to TKIP (if using WPA, change Encryption to AES)
- In the PSK passphrase field, enter the password for your wireless network (this is the same password for all wireless devices on your network used to connect to your wireless access point.
- Click Submit.
- For WEP See the following Screen:
IV Assigning COM Ports
- Install Windows NPort Driver Manager from download above.
- Launch Nport Driver Manager
- Click Add (+)
- Click Search
- When it finds the device(s), check the device you want to configure, Click OK
- You will see the following screen. Click Yes.
A COM Port number will be assigned to your device. You will see the following message:
- Click OK. You can ignore the message, you do not have to change the operation mode as this is already automatically done during driver installation.
Changing COM Port Numbers Manually
- If you want to change the COM port assigned to a different COM port setting, click Setting button and select an available COM port number.
- Click OK.
- You will go back to the main screen of the NPort Driver Manager. Click on the device you just changed (it will have an asterisk next to it). Click Apply on top menu.
- You will see following message on screen. Click Yes.
- You will then see the following confirmation screen appear. Click OK.
You can ignore the message, you do not have to change the operation mode as this is already automatically done during driver installation.
V. Configuring Wireless IP Configuration
- Go to Network Settings / WLAN Settings / WLAN. Enter the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway that you will be assigning to device.
- Click Submit.
- Unplug Ethernet cable. Unplug power supply, wait 30 second and then plug back in and device should then boot up in wireless mode.