The IP Office Administration CD contains the Feature Key Server software.
Ensure that the serial number on the Feature Key dongle is noted and recorded in a safe location. The number is printed on the Feature Key dongle and prefixed with SN.
Feature Key Server PC
Only required if using a Parallel Port or USB Feature Key. Not applicable if using a Serial Port Feature Key dongle.
Windows 95 or higher.
Windows NT4, 2000 or XP are strongly recommended as the Feature Key Server is then able to install as a service, giving greater reliability.
Windows 2000 or XP is required if using a USB Feature key.
The server PC should be located in a secure area. The Feature Key device is fundamental to the correct operation of many features, so a record of its location and serial number must be kept.
Parallel Port Feature Key:
A 25-pin Parallel port 1, set to bidirectional operation in the PC's BIOS.
Bidirectional parallel port operation is the normal default on most PCs.
WARNING: Do not connect a printer to the parallel port Feature Key dongle. Poorly wired printer cables or printers that have not been earthed correctly can cause the parallel port Feature Key to stop working.
USB Feature Key:
USB 1.1 or 2.0. Type A connector.
IP Office 1.4 Admin suite or later.
The PC should be configured and tested for TCP/IP networking.
It should be on the same network segment as the IP Office. That is data traffic between the IP Office and the Feature Key Server PC should not require routing.
The PC should have a fixed IP address. Whilst PC's in a DHCP network usually retain the same IP address between reboots this is not guaranteed.
If the IP Office is acting as a DHCP server, then in default it uses addresses 192.168.42.2 to 192.168.42.201 for DHCP clients. This leaves addresses between 192.168.42.202 and 192.168.42.254 free for devices that require fixed IP addresses.