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Where can I locate Legacy drivers?
Category: Miscellaneous, Configuration, Hardware, Installation, Troubleshooting
Please visit the following page ftp://digiftp.digi.com/support_archive
How to install and use Wireshark (Ethereal) for Ethernet Packet Sniffing
Category: Installation, Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
Wireshark Installation and Usage This document was put together to assist in the installation and usage of an Ethernet packet sniffing utility called Wireshark. To install Wireshark you will need to go to http://www.wireshark.org/download.html ...
How to Run An Industrial Automation Trace on A Digi Device or Terminal Server Using PuTTY
Category: Troubleshooting, Miscellaneous
This article is meant as a step-by-step guide for procuring an Industrial Automation trace on your Digi device or terminal server using the PuTTY telnet client. This will often be one of the pieces of information Tech Support will ask for when troubl...
Device Discovery Troubleshooting Tips
Category: Installation, Troubleshooting
INTRODUCTION This document contains a list of tips that will help people through the trouble of detecting most Digi Ethernet or Wi-Fi devices. Some examples are the Digi Connect ME, EM, SP, WiME, WiEM, WiSP -S modules running Plug n' Play firmware...
Can I install the Realport drivers from the command line?
Category: Configuration, Installation
INTRODUCTIONYes. From the command line, you can browse to the folder containing the Realport Driver files and type:setup /? This will display the command line options for the Realport driver.
How do I reset the Digi ConnectPort Wan VPN back to Factory Defaults?
Category: Configuration, Installation, Troubleshooting, Hardware
How do I reset the Digi ConnectPort Wan VPN to Factory Defaults? The unit has a small recessed button hole which is marked "RESET" on the front panel next to status LED. Power the unit off (unplug the power supply for the unit). With something that i...
Use of content from Digi manuals
Category: Miscellaneous
Content from Digi manuals may be used by our OEM customers in their own documentation subject to the following conditions: Clearly state: "Parts of this manual are used by permission of Digi, Inc." Submit a copy of the...
Dimensions (with datasheet) for DC locking barrel power connector found on a number of Digi Portserver, Connect, ConnectPort, and XBee adapter power supplies.
Category: Hardware, Miscellaneous
Dimensions: Concentric Barrel Plug - 2.1mm x 5.5mm x 9.5mm Barrel - 9.5mm longInner dimension - 2.1mmOuter dimension - 5.5mm +12V (Center)RTN/GND (Outside) Download the connector datasheet here
The Digi Discovery Tool times out when trying to assign an IP address to a device, and returns a message Code -2.
Category: Configuration, Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
We have seen this on a HP switch, model ProCurve 4104gl, but is most likely relevant on other appliances: In HP's Best Practices in setting up your switch, HP has you enter in the command "no ip icmp unreachable". This will cause the ADDP protocol th...
Setup VPN from Digi ConectPort device using dynamic IP address to Juniper Netscreen 5GT with a static IP address
Category: Configuration
Setup VPN from Digi ConectPort device using dynamic IP address to Juniper Netscreen 5GT with a static IP address   Environment:   Juniper has a static IP address DIGI acquires a Dynamic address from mobile provider     Jun...
Respawn Errors Seen When Rebooting Linux RealPort Server
Category: Configuration, Troubleshooting
Adding "sleep 10" towards the end of the /etc/init.d/dgrp_daemon file will help to prevent the RealPort daemons from starting ahead of /etc/inittab.
Transparent Printing Causes the Port to Lock Up in SCO OpenServer 5.x
Category: Configuration, Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
Deactivate the fastcook setting on the tty port to resolve this behavior: # ditty -fastcook ttyx## Where ttyx## represents the actual tty device. This setting may be added to a start up script (such as: /etc/rc.d/8/userdef) to configure the set...
Collecting Technical Support Logs for Digi WAN Cellular Devices
Category: Troubleshooting
Trace Information for Digi Cellular Devices   To collect the traces, it is necessary to use the Digi device command line interface (CLI) which may be accessed via local serial port login, telnet or SSH.    Use a terminal emu...
How do I configure my Digi Cellular Gateway to connect to Connectware Manager?
Category: Configuration, Installation, Troubleshooting
Configure Digi devices for use with Digi Connectware Manager 1. Using a web browser, enter the IP address for your Digi device via its IP address (usually 192.168.1.1). For more help logging into your device, see the Quick Start Guide included in t...
When using RealPort in Linux, the device permission settings applied with dgrp_gui or dgrp_cfg_node do not stay after rebooting
Category: Configuration, Troubleshooting
Most newer Linux distribution versions and kernels now use UDEV for device creation. When using UDEV all permissions are now set by UDEV, the driver dgrp_gui/dgrp_cfg_node permission settings no longer control these settings on newer kernels/distribu...
Installing/compiling the RealPort driver using the source RPM in Debian Linux
Category: Installation
After downloading the most recent driver release from the Digi web site, issue the following commands from the Linux root prompt, where (arch) represents the architecture (i.e.: i386, x86_64) and (ver) represents the driver version: # script # rpmb...
Is it possible to have the tty start at 01 instead of 00 for port 1 when using Linux RealPort?
Category: Configuration, Miscellaneous
Port names can be changed to start at 01 (i.e. ttya01) instead of 00 (i.e. ttya00) on systems running udevd by modifying the UDEV rules: Edit "/usr/bin/dgrp_udev" and find this line: TMPPORT=`echo $STRING1 | /bin/awk '{print $4}'` And add ...
Configuring a Printer Using CUPS in Linux
Category: Configuration
Configuring your RealPort printers with CUPS in Red Hat. Here are the steps taken for configuring a printer: Point the web browser to http://localhost:631 Select [Add Printer] Fill in the name, location and description. Select the "Seria...
How do I recover my Digi ConnectPort WAN?
Category: Troubleshooting
Digi ConnectPort WAN Firmware Recovery Procedure Introduction: This document outlines the procedure for recovering the firmware on the ConnectPort WAN VPN. Tools needed: ConnectPort WAN VPN Phillips screwdriver PC or laptop Serial Cable (n...
Using modulefinder Python Tool to Determine which Files to Load
Category: Configuration, Installation, Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
When developing Python programs to run on the Digi gateway (Digi WAN, Connect Port X2, X4, X8, etc.), it is useful to have a tool that can tell you dependancies. For most programs, determining which files should be moved onto the Digi device should b...
Zigbee Layer Acks: How can I be sure that my zigbee end device got data from my Python application?
Category: Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
This article explains how to configure a Python application''s socket connection so that it waits to hear back from the zigbee end device before proceeding. This is opposed to normal behavior, which is simply sending the data down to the zigbee layer...
Installing the RealPort driver in Ubuntu Linux
Category: Installation
The latest source rpm driver candidate supporting the latest kernels is available for download from (note 2.6.26 kernels are not supported): dgrp source rpm ftp downlod Make certain the rpm, alien, kernel-headers and the libncurses5-devel packa...
Does Digi offer products capable of 9 bit character serial communication?
Category: Miscellaneous
Digi products currently only support 5, 6, 7 and 8 bit characters for serial data.
How do I configure getty in newer versions of Fedora?
Category: Configuration
Newer versions of Fedora Linux no longer use the /etc/inittab file for configuing getty. A new method is now used called upstart. This requires a file be created in /etc/event.d with the name of the tty device. Here is a basic example of the content...
A dgrp_net_ops.o error is seen when compiling the dgrp Linux RealPort driver
Category: Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
An error is seen similar to the following when compiling the RealPort driver in Linux: dgrp_net_ops.c:1229: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type make[3]: *** [/usr/src/.../BUILD/dgrp-1.9/driver/dgrp_net_ops.o] Error 1 make[2]: *** [_m...
How I can enable the RTS Toggle feature in Linux RealPort?
Category: Configuration
Issue the following command from the root prompt: # ditty-rp rtstoggle ttyx## Where ttyx## represents that actual tty ID.
Getty respawning errors are seen when rebooting the Linux server
Category: Configuration, Troubleshooting
In some cases it may take some time for the ports to fully initialize on start up, depending on the network initialization/WAN speeds, etc... As a result, the inittab file is read prior to the ports being fully initialized. To add time for the ports...
Printer configuration with AIX RealPort
Category: Configuration
The AIX server: # smit printer Select the following menu items: Printer/Plotter Devices Add Printer/Plotter osp Other serial printer rs232 Select appropriate sa device Fill in the options to match the printer settings: PORT number ...
Digi Python Resource page
Category: Miscellaneous, Installation
This article is not meant to answer python questions per se, but to instead point our customers to some of the places where those answers can be found. As such, it is an article of useful links for the aspiring or adept python developer, who wishes t...
Bluescreen when installing RealPort on a system running AVG Anti-virus, pointing to the ''avgtdix.sys'' file as the cause of the problem.
Category: Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
Solution: Disable AVG from the system until RealPort is installed. How to Resolve: Open up Device Manager and uninstall any failed installs from the "Multi-port serial adapters" section, by right-clicking the device and clicking "Uninstall". ...
Configuring and Troubleshooting a Digi Connect or ConnectPort for Connection to the Device Cloud
Category: Configuration, Troubleshooting
  This document discusses how to setup your Digi Connect or ConnectPort product to connect to the Device Cloud Platform.  This document assumes the user has set up the IP address of their Digi product, is familiar with, and has acces...
I need to Telnet to my Digi network-connected product. Where do I get Telnet and how can I capture the output of my Telnet session?
Category: Configuration
Why Telnet to the CommandLine Interface (CLI)? While the Web User Interface (WebUI) of Digi network products is a convenient configuration interface, it typically only covers the most common options. The CLI on the other hand allows access to ...
Why do products have an altitude limit?
Category: Hardware, Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
1 Altitude affects the cooling ability of the device. At higher altitudes, the reduced air pressure reduces the rate at which heat from the device can be dissipated to the surrounding ambient. 2 Products temperature rating assumes use at sea leve...
Performing a loopback test on Digi Connect and ConnectPort units using connect
Category: Troubleshooting
Loopback Testing on Device or Terminal Servers Using Connect 1. Plug the RJ-45 loopback plug into the serial port to be tested.   2. From the Windows CMD or a Unix/Linux "root" prompt, telnet to the IP address of the Digi d...
Steps for Updating the Linux RealPort Driver
Category: Configuration, Installation
We recommend installing the latest driver release from: http://www.digi.com/support/productdetail?pid=2247&type=drivers Update instructions:   cp /etc/dgrp.backing.store /etc/orig.dgrp.backing.store Turn off all getty processes in /etc...
How to find out the date code and manufacturing location information of Digi Products.
Category: Configuration, Hardware, Installation, Miscellaneous
Depending on the location the units are built effects the orientation, linked below is the date code from USA or Thailand.  The date code is 4 digits, 2 digit year and 2 digit week (YYWW) so in these examples the 26th week of 2012. Thailand M...
Getting Device Cloud Connected:  Configuring Digi Connect and ConnectPort Gateways for Device Cloudconnection - Web User Interface (WebUI) method
Category: Configuration
Changing a Gateway's Device Cloud Remote Configuration settings from the Device Cloud: The easiest way to change the Device Cloud configuration of supported Gateway is from the Device Cloud UI Properties page of a Gateway which is already&nbs...
Firewall concerns for outbound Gateway connections to the Device Cloud --> What to do if everything checks out but your Gateway still shows up as "Disconnected"...
Category: Configuration, Troubleshooting
Prerequisites:   This article assumes you've already read through and tried the steps in these two knowledgebase articles: 1. How do I migrate my Digi product to a different Device Cloud server? 2. HOW TO: Configure an...
Loopback testing Digi Connect WAN,  Digi Connect SP, Digi Connect Wi SP, ConnectPort WAN and ConnectPort X4/8 units using connect
Category: Troubleshooting
Loopback Testing: 1. Plug the DB9 loopback plug into the serial port to be tested (a loopback plug is shipped with every Digi unit).   2. From the Windows CMD or a Unix/Linux "root" prompt, telnet to the IP address of the Digi d...
How to Install RealPort in Red Hat or CentOS 6
Category: Installation
First ensure the following package dependencies are installed on your system: make, rpm-build, bash, gcc, glibc-devel, kernel-devel, kernel-headers, ncurses-devel, perl, and tcsh. The kernel-devel and kernel-headers packages must match your run...
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