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Connect Dranetz HDPQ to PC via Direct Ethernet for VNC Remote Viewing (How-to)

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    Connect Dranetz HDPQ to PC via Direct Ethernet for VNC Remote Viewing (How-to)

    Sometimes it might be necessary to connect to the Dranetz HDPQ to your PC for remote viewing. This is most helpful when you need to see or control the unit if its located inside a piece equipment or inaccessible for safety reasons.

    Connecting to the Dranetz directly using Ethernet can be a challenge because it requires manual Windows Network Settings. Unfortunately the user guide from Dranetz is not very clear on how to do this, so I thought it would be helpful to make this walk-through.

    1. Configure Dranetz Communication Settings

    1a. Setup Instrument -> Setup Communication Options

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    1b. Set DHCP to NO
    1c. Set IP address to
    1d. Set Subnet Mask to
    1e. Gateway, DNS Server can be blank
    1f. Add a name, if desired.

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    2. Configure PC Communication Settings (Windows 7)

    2a. Open Network Connections from Control Panel
    2b. Access Properties for the Network Adapter connected to the Dranetz by right click -> properties

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    2c. Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click properties

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    2d. Select “Use the Following IP Address”
    2e. Set IP to
    2f. Set Subnet Mask to
    2g. Set Gateway to IP address of Dranetz (

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    3. Launch VNC Viewer from DranView

    3a. Insert DranView Dongle into PC and start DranView
    3b. Click on the VNC icon on the program menu bar under Dranetz HDPQ Live
    3c. Click New to create a new data source connection

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    3d. Give the data source a name (if desired)
    3e. Set IP address to Dranetz address (
    3f. Default password is “Dranetz” (case sensitive, no quotes)

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    3g. Click OK to return to the Data Source selection window
    3h. Highlight the new data source and click connect

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    3i. The PC should now be connected to the Dranetz unit in real time. You can use your mouse to control the unit as if you were using the touchscreen.

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    Note: Once all work is completed, change IP setting back to “Obtain IP address automatically” to avoid internet connection issues and other network conflicts.

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