Getting started


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Getting started

RipEX-HS serves as a redundant station equipped with two standard RipEX radio modems using a hot stand by functionality. All you have to do to put it into operation is to connect it to an antenna and a power supply and configure internal RipEX units using a PC and a web browser.


Fig. 1: RipEX-HS

RipEX access defaults: IP, username: admin, password: admin or IP when accessing over the optional USB/ETH adapter or Wifi adapter.

When RipEX is assembled in RipEX-HS chassis and Hot standby mode is set, ETH interface of inactive unit is disconnected. The only option to access inactive unit (typically unit “B”) is to use either USB/ETH adapter Wifi adapter and or to press “Unit B” button on the front panel.

Power on the RipEX-HS and wait approx. for 25 seconds for the RipEX OS to boot. When accessing over the optional USB/ETH adapter or Wifi adapter, your PC will get its IP settings from the built-in DHCP server and you have to type in your browser.

When accessing over Ethernet, set a static IP 192.168.169.x/24 on your PC first, Connect your PC to RipEX “A” ETH interface, start your browser and type in the address line. When you want to access Unit “B”, press “Unit B” button on the front panel. When you want to access Unit “A” again, press “Unit A” button. Please note that there is a protective timeout of 30 sec.

When accessing RipEX for the first time and using https, you have to accept the https security certificate issued by Racom.


Both RipEX units are in factory default settings with exceptions such as:

  • Both units:
    Settings/Device/Hot Standby – set to “On”

  • Unit “A”:
    Settings/Device/Hot Standby/MAC – “own”
    Unit name: RipEX A

  • Unit “B”:
    Settings/Device/Hot Stand/MAC – the same as in unit “A”
    Unit name: RipEX B


You will find the details of the general settings for RipEX units in the RipEX User Manual, and the details for RipEX-HS in Chapter 5, Configuration of the same document.

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