Web-based Configuration Utility

Both the DSM16 module and card are configured by default to use DHCP procedures to obtain an IP address on initial connection. This is because it is likely that more than one DSM16 will be deployed in most scenarios and cannot all be assigned a common default IP address. Therefore, it is a pre-requisite that the initial DSM16 network connection is made to a network that has a DHCP server. Once it is connected to the network, the address for connecting to the DSM16 Web-based Configuration Utility will be dependent on the address provided by the network's DHCP Server. 

Identifying the IP Address

There are a number of installation scenarios to consider for identifying and initial configuring of the DSM16 IP Address.

Network with no DHCP Server

If there is a requirement to place the DSM16 on a network that does not have a DHCP server, then the initial configuration must be done on a separate network (or possibly directly connected to a PC with a DHCP server) with the last step being to change the network interface parameters for the target network.

Pre-Assigning the MAC address on the DHCP Server

The address can be pre-assigned by using the Hardware ID (MAC Address) provided on the product label and having the DHCP Server administrator create an IP address reservation for the unit.  This will allow the DSM16 to connect to the network with the normal DHCP procedures and receive the pre-assigned address from the server.  

Identifying the IP Addresses through a Digital Set Display

Because the default setting for the DSM16 is to operate in Norstar/BCM mode, this step can only be performed with a Norstar or BCM set. If you are configuring for a CS1000 or M1 installation, consider bringing a Norstar/BCM phone for this initial step, or use one of the other methods.

One of the simplest methods for determining the DSM16 IP address after it is connected to a network is to connect any Norstar/BCM digital set with a two line display to one of the ports on the RJ-21 jack output.  During the DSM16 initialization process, the display of the set will be blank and all the Key Indicators will be blinking.  However, once the initialization has finalized, the Key Indicators will stop blinking, and if the DSM16 does not automatically connect to the UCx server, the two line display will begin alternating between three messages.  The first message will have a "DSM16 IP address" and the second line will have the currently assigned IP address of the DSM16.  The message will then transition to "Locating Server" on the first line, with the IP address of the UCx server on the second line.  The third message provides feedback indicating "Server not found", again followed by the UCx server IP address.

In the example discussed below, the display would alternate between the following screens:

  DSM16 IP address
  Locating Server
  Server not found


Connecting to the Web-based Configuration Utility

As the default address of the UCx Server is, the following procedures are based on the DSM16 being assigned an IP address of

  1. In your Internet browser, enter the address of the Digital Station Module (either in our example).
  2. If you get a prompt that the website you are trying to access has a problem with its security certificate, select the option to proceed to the website.  You may want to install the Digital Station Module security certificates on your PC or add the Digital Station Module system to your browser's permanent exceptions list if you do not want to encounter this warning again (see Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate for more information).
  3. The login page is displayed. Login using the default credentials:
    • Username = admin
    • Password = emetr0tel (please note that the ‘0’ is a numeric zero)
      If you already changed the administrator's password, use your password instead of the default.



Logging into the DSM16 for the First Time

The first time you log in to the DSM16, you will be prompted to change the password using the System / Users page.  


It is advisable to change this password to prevent unauthorized access.  Re-enter the Current Password (i.e. the default password), and enter your new password into the Password and Retype Password fields.  Click the Save button to exit.

The DSM16 does not enforce any password policies, so it is possible (although not recommended) to click the Cancel button to continue configuring the DSM16.  If the password is not changed, the DSM16 will display a prompt in the Web-Based Configuration Utility reminding you that the default password is still in use.

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