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Alternatives to using the Java Network Configuration Utility/Widget

We understand that there may be cases where using the network configuration utility that is built using Java may cause delays in getting up and running. Here are some alternatives or workarounds to consider:

1. Use the device as a plug and play device. The basic devices (non-touchscreen) ship with ethernet and DHCP as the defaults. Simply plug the device into power and an active ethernet jack and you should be up and running in minutes.

You can utilize MAC address filtering to utilize DHCP while maintaining specific IP addresses.

2. If your IT environment allows for it, use a personal computer to program the device.

3. If your IT environment allows for it, use a personal computer with the utility to save the appropriate settings to a USB stick and then utilize that stick to program non-touchscreen devices.

4. Install the appropriate version of Java on a single computer and utilize it to program all devices centrally prior to placement of the devices.

5. Use DicksonOne touchscreens instead of the basic devices as they can be configured on the device without the use of the WiFi Configuration Utility

6. Coming soon: Use a single touchscreen to save the network configuration settings to a USB stick and utilize that stick to program non-touchscreen devices.