Connections to an Ecessa device can be made with either an Ethernet cable or a console cable – both of which are included in the box. If you do not have access to a PC with a serial port you can use a USB to serial converter which is available from many technology vendors.
The console connection will allow you to access a text menu which can be used to configure the Ecessa device. This method of connection does not require any networks to be configured and is usually used for initial setup or troubleshooting if other connection methods fail. To connect plug the included console cable into the port on the Ecessa device labeled “Console”.
The port settings for a console connection are as follows:
Please note: It is best to completely log out before disconnecting. When connecting to the console and previous connection was not logged out correctly, you may need to press the ESC key after completing the console connection to get the menu to display.
HTTP and HTTPS
Using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) allows access to a management interface through a web browser. Using the web interface (with either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) is the recommended way to manage your Ecessa device. After your Ecessa device is configured the web interface can be accessed by using any of the configured Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
SSH and Telnet
Secure Shell (SSH) and Telnet will allow you to access a text menu which can be used to configure the Ecessa device. Not all options are viewable or configurable in the text menu so the web interface should be used whenever possible. For security reasons, Telnet is disabled by default. If you decide to enable Telnet, it is recommended to only allow access from within your internal network.