Connecting a Computer to HAL Device
To load a configuration file into a HAL, you obviously need a communications channel between your computer and the HAL device. There are two options: you can either connect your computer directly to the HAL or, if the HAL is connected to a network, connect your computer to that same network.
- If making a direct connection, you’ll need to plug a standard Ethernet cable or a crossover cable into the Ethernet port on the HAL and on your computer. A crossover cable is included with the HAL equipment.
- If connecting to the network, you can connect your computer to the same network switch to which the HAL is connected or connect to the network in some other way. For example, if a wireless access point is available, you may want to use it so that you can roam with a laptop and still communicate with the HAL. To connect to a switch, plug one end of a standard Ethernet cable (or crossover cable) into the Ethernet port on the HAL and the other end into a port on the network switch.