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On this step you select the DS that the application on this PC will be communicating with. Notice, that the Wizard can only setup the DS side of the link. It is your responsibility to correctly setup the PC application!
In most cases you complete this step as follows:
This step provides a choice of several access options for the target DS- read additional info on accessing the DS for more information.
When you click Next the Wizard attempts to contact the target DS and verifies if this DS is local or remote. The DS of your choice must be available on the network, or the Wizard won't allow you to continue. Moreover, the IP-address of this DS must be reachable*. If everything is OK the Wizard reads out all current setting values of this DS.
What if the DS is not visible from the PC
If the PC and the DS are located on different network segments it may well be that the DS is not "visible" from this PC but the PC is visible from the DS. This is normal as many networks are not symmetrical. For example, if the PC has a public (real) IP-address and the DS is located on a firewalled network segment then the DS can connect to the PC (application) , but the PC (application) cannot connect to the DS.
To specify that the DS is not visible from this PC select the Device Server is not accessible from this PC option and click Next.
There are two implications of this choice:
* The DS Manager and the Connection Wizard have the ability to "see" local Device Servers even if the IP-address of these devices is unreachable (this is done by using broadcast communications- read about this here). The reason why the Wizard demands that the Device Server has a proper IP-address is because the PC application will have to establish a real data connection with this DS and that requires a reachable IP-address.