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Background: sometimes you might want to bypass your wireless Link Kits and just connect (for example) an Audio Source Pack to an Output Pack using a simple Ethernet cable (10-BaseT / CAT5). For example, if a radio is damaged, or if you need to eliminate the radio signature of the Link Kit radio. For this discussion, we are assuming that you are connecting one Audio Source Pack directly to an Output Pack.

There are two versions of the Wireless Link Kit – one with ‘uplink’ ports on the back, and an older version without.


Example 1 – if your Wireless Link Kits DO NOT have an ‘Uplink’ port on the back:

  1. Disconnect the radios from their associated Encoder Boxes – there is a weatherproof grey 100′ Ethernet cable connecting each radio to the back of its Encoder box. Unplug it.
  2. Connect the Audio Source Pack to the Output Pack by connecting a CROSSOVER Ethernet cable to the rear port of each unit’s Encoder box. # Connect a computer to the front Ethernet port on the Audio Source Pack. Create an appropriate network configuration on your computer (see [link]).
  3. Enter the IP address of the Audio Source Pack into your browser address bar. This will open the configuration page.
  4. Write down the Gateway IP address in the configuration page. Modify the Gateway IP Address of the Audio Source Pack to be 0.0.0.0 Apply the changes – the Audio Source Pack will reboot. (this enables DHCP)
  5. Set the netmask to 255.255.0.0

Example 2 – if your Wireless Link Kits HAVE an ‘Uplink’ port on the back

  1. Disconnect the radios from their associated Encoder Boxes – there is a weatherproof grey 100′ Ethernet cable connecting each radio to the back of its Encoder box. Unplug it.
  2. Connect the Audio Source Pack to the Output Pack by connecting a STANDARD (straight-through) Ethernet cable to the Uplink port of one unit’s Encoder box, and to the standard Ethernet port on the other unit. Note that it does not matter which unit is connected via the Uplink port and which is connected using the standard port.
  3. Connect a computer to the front Ethernet port on the Audio Source Pack. Create an appropriate network configuration on your computer (see [link]).
  4. Enter the IP address of the Audio Source Pack into your browser address bar. This will open the configuration page.
  5. Write down the Gateway IP address in the configuration page. Modify the Gateway IP Address of the Audio Source Pack to be 0.0.0.0 Apply the changes – the Audio Source Pack will reboot. (this enables DHCP)
  6. Set the netmask to 255.255.0.0

If you need to reconnect the radios and restore normal function, simply

  1. unplug the Ethernet cable between the A.S.P. and the Output Pack
  2. reattach the two Radios
  3. change the router address of the Audio Source Pack back to the previous IP address you wrote down above