Network Parameters

To use the UCx system on your LAN, you have to set its network configuration to match your network. You should update some or all of the following properties:

  • IP address and subnet mask
  • Host name
  • Default gateway
  • DNS server(s)

To access the network parameters for your UCx system, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCx Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the System tab, select Network
  3. From the left side column, select Network Parameters

Network Parameters

To change the host name and default gateway, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Network Parameters panel, press the Edit Network Parameters button
  2. Enter a fully qualified domain name for the UCx system (e.g., ucx50.emetrotel.org - or ucx50.localhost if you do not want to use a fully qualified domain name for the system)

    This is the domain name of your  UCx system, not the domain name of your company. For example, DO NOT enter "www.emetrotel.org".
  3. Enter the default gateway of your local subnet (typically this is the IP address of your router)
  4. Press the Save button to update the network configuration of the UCx system.

Interface Parameters

The remote access server assigns virtual IP addresses ranging from 10.80.0.0 to 10.95.255.255 to remote systems. To avoid IP address conflicts, do not use IP addresses in the same range for your UCx system.

To change the IP address and subnet mask of your UCx system to match the customer network, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCx Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the System tab, select Network
  3. From the left side column, select Network Parameters
  4. There will be one or two devices listed on the page, select the first interface device to view its properties.
  5. If the Interface Type is Static. You have to specify the IP address and the Network Mask (subnet mask).

    If you choose to use Interface Type DHCP for your UCx system, you will need to plan your network carefully, please see Network Configuration for details.
  6. If your router can relay DNS requests, specify the IP address of your router also in the Primary DNS field. Otherwise, enter the IP address of your preferred DNS server.
  7. You can set the Secondary DNS field to your preferred secondary DNS server or you can use the public DNS server 8.8.8.8 as the secondary DNS server.

    If your UCx system is not connected to the Internet (or to a network with a DNS server), make sure that the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields are blank!
  8. Press the Apply Changes button.
You now have to reopen the management GUI using the new IP address.

If you are using the second interface port, please see Configure Second Network Port