You can configure the connection settings to specify an address where the DS-Billing server GUI will look for a DS-Billing service. You can also configure the GUI to scan entire subnets.


NOTE: If you do not specify an address, the DS-Billing GUI scans the local computer and it’s subnet.


To configure DS-Billing connection settings:

1. On the Setup menu, click Initialization.

2. Click the Connection tab.

3. In the LAN search time box, enter the time in seconds that the DS-Billing server GUI should spend scanning the LAN for DS-Billing servers.

NOTE: If you set this value to 0, the DS-Billing server will not search the LAN. Only the DS-Billing server that is running will appear in the DS-Billing server(s) connection list.

4. Under Additional DS-Billing Systems, do one of the following:

• To add a DS-Billing server, click New.

• To modify a DS-Billing server, select the server, and then click Modify.

NOTE: To delete a DS-Billing server, select the server, and then click Remove.

5. In the Add / Modify a DS-Billing System dialog box, do the following:

a) In the Address box, type the IP address or DNS of the DS-Billing server that you want to add. The DS-Billing GUI will scan for this specific IP or DNS address.

b) In the Port box, enter the port the DS-Billing server will use for communicating.

NOTE: Do not change the port number unless you have a specific requirement to do so.

c) To discover a DS-Billing service on the subnet, select the Use UDP protocol to discover DS-Billing Service check box.

d) Click OK.

6. Under Additional Subnets, do one of the following:

• To add a subnet, click Add.

• To modify a subnet, select the subnet, and then click Modify.

NOTE: To delete a subnet, select the subnet, and then click Remove.

7. In the Add/Modify a Subnet dialog box, do the following:

a) In the Address box, type the address of the subnet where the DS-Billing GUI will search for available DS-Billing servers.

b) In the Port box, enter the port the DS-Billing servers will use for communicating. NOTE: Do not change this setting unless you have a specific requirement to do so.

c) Click OK.

8. Click OK.