When accessing an Ethernet reader in maintenance mode, you get full unauthenticated access to the reader, so you can perform actions that normally require authentication.
Typical use cases include:
- Test applications during development
- Factory reset the reader, e.g. to exchange reader certificates or remove invalid network settings
Enable maintenance mode
Connect the Device port of the reader connector box to a maintenance laptop.
Make sure the Network port is open.
You can now get full unauthenticated access to the reader, e.g. when establishing a plain connection from a BALTECH tool.
Main differences between normal and maintenance mode
|Normal operation mode||Maintenance mode|
|LED||Solid orange or solid green, depending on the operation mode||Red and green blinks|
|IP address assignment||
|Host as server||The reader connects to the host if its configuration contains the host interface component Ethernet - Host as Server.||"Host as server" mode is disabled. The reader won't connect to the host, even if configured to do so.|