How to Connect the IP Downloader Directly to a PC

Published: 2009-10-13


Last Updated: 2014-04-09


Applies To


You need to connect an IP Downloader directly to a PC instead of connecting it to your network, or you do not have a network.


1. Install the IP Attendant in default configuration



  1. Insert the IP Attendant CD in the CD drive.  The installer will launch automatically.
  2. If the installer does not begin automatically, open My Computer and browse to the CD drive. Double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. The installer checks to see whether .NET Framework version 3.5 is installed.  If it is not installed, the .NET Framework version 3.5 installation web page automatically appears in a web browser window. Follow the instructions to install .NET Framework version 3.5. You may also install .NET Framework version 3.5 from the folder Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 on the IP Attendant CD.
  4. Click Next at the Welcome screen.
  5. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  6. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  7. After several seconds, the IP Attendant Configuration Wizard will open.
  8. Select Default.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Finish.
  11. Click Exit.


2. Configure Windows Firewall on Windows Vista, 7 and Server 2008

If you are using Windows XP or Server 2003 skip to the next section, Configure the PC's IP Settings.


The IP Attendant Configuration Wizard creates a Windows Firewall exception to allow communication between IP Attendant and IP Downloader on port 50150. The Wizard will only create an exception for the Network Types that are active when the Wizard is run. The Network Type may change from Domain or Home/Work (Private) to Public if you disconnect an active network cable to allow the connection of the IP Downloader crossover cable. See this Microsoft article for more information on Windows Firewall profiles.


To ensure successful communication between the IP Downloader and IP Attendant when using the crossover cable, you must verify that Windows Firewall exceptions are in place for all Network Types.


  1. Click the Windows Start Button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Security.
  4. Under Windows Firewall click "Allow a program through Windows Firewall".
  5. In the Allowed programs and features list, scroll to Tks IPAttendant.
  6. Place a checkmark in each box to the right of Tks IPAttendant (e.g. Domain, Home/Work (Private), Public).
  7. Click OK.
  8. Close Control Panel.


3. Configure the PC's IP Settings


4. Connect the IP Downloader

You must use an Ethernet crossover cable (TimeKeeping Systems Part Number CBL-10-CAT5-CRS) to connect the IP Downloader to the Network Interface Card on the PC. DO NOT use a normal Ethernet cable. Connect the crossover cable to the IP Downloader network jack, then connect the other end to the network jack on the PC.


Connect the IP Downloader power supply to the downloader first, then plug it in to the wall socket or power strip. The IP Downloader will boot up. Refer to the IP Attendant and IP Downloader Administration Manual for more information on the IP Downloader boot process.


5. Configure the IP Downloader to communicate with IP Attendant

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. In the Address Bar, type then press Enter. (This is the IP Downloader's default IP Address).
  3. On the IP Downloader configuration page, click Manage Downloader and log in.  (Refer to the IP Attendant and IP Downloader Administration Manual for more information about connecting to and logging in to the IP Downloader).
  4. On the Management page:
    1. Enter your contact name and the location of the IP Downloader (optional).
    2. Set the appropriate Time Zone.
    3. In the Server Host Name field, enter
  5. Click Apply.
  6. The Network LED on the IP Downloader should now turn green, indicating a successful connection to the IP Attendant. You can now download PIPEs to the IP Downloader.



If the procedure above is not successful please contact Technical Support.