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DW Spectrum User Manual

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Connecting to a Specific Server

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If the system is not connected to DW Cloud (see "Connect your Systems to DW Cloud"), you will have to connect to a specific server via its IP Address or Hostname.

To Connect to a Specific Server

On the Welcome Screen or in the Main Menu, click Connect to Server to open the connection dialog shown below. Connect to a specific server, log in using a different user name, or enter new server coordinates or login credentials. If the operation is canceled, the current user will still be connected to server.

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The following connection details are required:

Host – IP Address or address of the computer server is installed on (localhost or for All-in-One installation).

Port – IP Port for access to server (7001 by default).

Login – Account username used to connect to a server. If connecting for the first time, use "admin" as the login name.

Password – Account password used to connect to a server. Use the same password that was set up during the initial installation.

Test – Press this button to check connectivity to a server. The following may cause connection errors:

oServer is not available

oSpecified IP Address is incorrect or inaccessible

oSpecified port is incorrect

oServer is stopped

oLogin and/or password are incorrect

oServer and client are incompatible with each other because they are running different DW Spectrum versions. In this case compatibility mode will be suggested.

If the client is not connected to a server, a user can only access Local Files (see “Playing Local Video Files in DW Spectrum”).

To Log Out

Open the Main Menu and choose Disconnect from Server.