Preparing to Install

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Preparing to Install

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Local Computer Requirements


The following platforms are supported: Windows 2012, 10, 8, 7, 2008, Vista, 2003, XP and 2000, including all R2, 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions, on native and virtual platforms, including Virtual Server and VMware.



Network Requirements


A TCP/IP network connection from the local computer to the serial device server is needed.  The throughput and performance of the network connection must exceed the requirements of the application.  An Ethernet-based network will easily meet this requirement, unless hundreds of COM ports are being used.



Firewall Requirements


The installer will add an exception for Serial/IP in the Microsoft Windows Firewall.  For other firewall programs, manually add exceptions for UDP port 2392 (both inbound and outbound) and TCP port 2392 inbound.  If the firewall blocks outbound connections, then add any outbound TCP ports that are entered under the Port Number field in Serial/IP.



Server Requirements


The server must be configured to provide access to its shared devices via incoming TCP connections.



Information and Software Required


The Serial/IP Redirector setup program.
Administrator privileges for the computers on which the redirector will be installed.
A license key for each copy of the redirector that will be installed for purchased seat licenses, unless installing in 30-day trial mode.
The IP address or hostname of the serial server.
The TCP port number(s) on which the server will make connections to use its serial devices.




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