State specification for Ethernet readers
Detail view "Obtaining IP address"
Detail view "Searching for host"
This applies to "host as server" implementation mode only.
LED state indication
|State||Description||LED||Host as client||Host as server|
|BOOTED||Powered up successfully
No hardware errors
Short beep (100 ms)
|LINK_CHANGE||Ethernet cable connected to/disconnected from either of the 2 ports||Solid orange||X||X|
|NO_DHCP_YET||Reader has been waiting for a DHCP address for > 5 sec||1 green blink||X||X|
|NO_HOST_YET||Reader has been waiting for a UDP introspection packet for > 5 sec||2 green blinks||X|
|MISSING_LINK||Neither network nor device port linked||1 red blink||X||X|
|UDPINTRO_CONNECT_FAILED||Host found via UDP introspection, but connection attempt failed||2 red blinks||X|
|HOST_CONNECT_FAILED||Host found in the configuration's host interface component, but connection attempt failed||3 red blinks||X|
|IP_ADDR_CONFLICT||Obtained IP address (static or via DHCP) is claimed by another device||4 red blinks||X||X|
|MAINTENANCE_MODE||Only device port is linked; reader is in maintenance mode||Red blink, green blink||X||X|
|AUTOREAD_ACTIVATED||Connection between host and reader established
Reader is ready to scan for cards autonomously
|Solid green||Only in Autoread or VHL & Autoread mode||X|
If the reader starts up successfully, you will only see the indication of
- BOOTED (solid orange)
AUTOREAD_ACTIVATED (solid green)
AUTOREAD_ACTIVATED only applies to readers operating in Autoread or VHL & Autoread mode. This is mandatory for "host as server", but optional for "host as client" implementation mode.
This startup flow implies the following:
- Network cable is already plugged in.
- Obtaining an IP address doesn't take longer than 5 sec (otherwise, you'll see NO_DHCP_YET).
- Searching for a host doesn't take longer than 5 sec (otherwise, you'll see NO_HOST_YET).
This state will persist until the address conflict has been solved externally.
HOST_CONNECT_FAILED/UDPINTRO_CONNECT_FAILED: While in this state, the reader keeps trying to connect to the host. The state will persist until a host connection has been established.
For more details on errors and troubleshooting, please see our troubleshooting guide.