Preparing SNE for a network without DHCP and without DNS support when the SNE uses APIPA - Metasys - LIT-12013352 - M4-SNE10500-0 - M4-SNE10501-0 - M4-SNE11000-0 - M4-SNE11001-0 - M4-SNE110L0-0 - M4-SNE110L1-0 - M4-SNE22000-0 - M4-SNE22001-0 - Supervisory Device - SNE10 Network Engine - SNE11 Network Engine - SNE22 Network Engine - SNE Supervisory Network Engine - 12.0

SNE Commissioning Guide

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SNE10 Network Engine
SNE11 Network Engine
SNE22 Network Engine
SNE Supervisory Network Engine
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Commissioning Guide
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About this task

This scenario is typical when you install an SNE on a stand-alone network designated as a building control network only. Perform these steps from a computer attached to the network. The SNE uses APIPA to automatically assign an IP address. For this procedure, do not attach an Ethernet crossover cable directly to the SNE. In this scenario, a direct connection to the SNE may affect the assignment of an IP address.


  1. Attach the SNE to the network using an Ethernet patch cable.
  2. With your computer or commissioning laptop connected to the building network, open SCT Pro. This tool listens for and shows the IP address information of the SNE as it comes online.
  3. Connect supply power to the SNE and wait for the SNE to complete initialization.
    Note: The startup and initialization sequence may take up to 10 minutes to complete.
  4. Verify that the computer is configured to use APIPA or a static IP address and subnet mask that are compatible with APIPA. If necessary, change the computer’s IP address and subnet mask to be compatible with APIPA.
  5. Go to Installing Launcher to access the SNE, follow all instructions, and then return to the next step in this section.
  6. After you have completed the steps in Installing Launcher to access the SNE, including the step for logging in to the SNE, demote the SNE from Site Director if the SNE is not going to be the Site Director. See Designating an SNE as a child of a Site Director.
  7. (Optional) Select the Network tab of the SNE device object. Change the Computer Name value from the factory default, if required. See Computer name and Reset command device.

    Initial setup is complete. You can now log in to the SNE by starting the Launcher and entering the initial computer name of the SNE or the computer name you assigned in Step 7.