Creating Trial AuthKey

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To start using the LinkServer, you first need to create a trial AuthKey. This is done using a DS203.

 

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After upgrading, don't forget to perform Quick Initialization -- press the setup button, release it, and then press it again for 4 seconds.

 

Perform the following:

 

Connect the DS203 you want to convert to a Trial AuthKey to the computer, using a cross serial cable. Don't connect the power cable yet.

 

Double-click the EXE file containing the  AuthKeyfirmware -- you should have downloaded this, as described under Downloading and Installing Software and Firmware.

 

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Extract the file -- it contains a BIN file (firmware) and a README. Note the location of the BIN file.

 

Run DS Manager.

 

Under Access Mode, select Device Servers attached to the COM port.

 

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Click Upgrade.

 

Select the BIN file.

 

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Now press the SETUP button on the DS203. After pressing the button, connect the power cable.

 

The firmware will start transferring over to the DS203, and you will see a progress bar.

 

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Once you get a message that the process is done, disconnect the DS203 from the power.

 

Power the DS203 again. Wait for a few seconds. Now you have to initialize it by Quick Initialization -- press the setup button, release it, and then press it again for 4 seconds.

 

That's it! Don't forget to set an IP address for the AuthKey, and you're ready to move on.