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Configuring Mosaic controller settings via SD card

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After a reset, MSCs look for a file called "LPC.cfg" on its FAT32 formatted SD memory card before using its current settings. MTPCs look for a file called "MTPC.cfg." 

You can use a text editor (e.g. Notepad) to create this file and copy it to the memory card to force the issue, useful for transferring the IP settings on the card with the project data. Any settings within this file will override settings set from within Designer. The format of the text in the file should be:

ip 192.168.42.56 255.255.255.0 192.168.42.250
http 80
dns1 192.168.42.254
dns2 192.168.42.1
ntp 192.168.42.1
syslog 192.168.42.8
loglevel 3
watchdog off

ip Required Defines the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway for the controller
http Optional Defines the HTTP port used by the controller (default 80)
dns1/dns2 Optional Defines a domain name server (DNS) for the controller to use to resolve host names
ntp Optional Defines the IP address of an ntp server that the controller should get its time from
syslog Optional Defines the IP Address of a syslog server on the network
loglevel Optional Defines the log level to be used by the controller
watchdog off Optional Disables the controller's watchdog (not recommended), omit line to enable watchdog

Using the MTPC.cfg or MSC.cfg file to store the Controller's configuration on the memory card allows a Controller to be swapped, in case of failure for example, by just moving the memory card into another Controller.

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