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How to set up the IP address in a Hand Punch clock

Hand Punch Answers:   File name:   Hand Punch info

Author:  Joseph Wagner March 11, 2008


Hand Punch Network Communication Set Up

Hand Punch 1000E, Hand Punch 2000E Hand Punch 3000E


In Icon TimeVue and TimeSource software, you do this in the CLOCKS section.


First, set the clock number “1” for your clock.

Second, give it a name (“Time Clock”  “Chicago”) etc

Third: Select type:  It must day H0x000 or it will not work.

Fourth, select COM1  That’s usually the correct port.

Fifth:  In the dialup string, enter: NET:   

Discussion:  NET is capitalized.  UNIT is capitalized.  UNIT0 is the number zero, not the letter “oh”.


To get this address, you need to go to the RUN command in your computer – left click on START, look for and select it.  In the RUN box, enter CMD, hit enter.  A black DOS box opens up.

The ip address was found by using the dos command ipconfig/all


We looked for the default gateway (which in our case is

We then entered a reasonably safe network address, use this example:

Type in ping   

Note: there is a space between ping and

It timed-out four times (takes about 30 seconds to complete)


If it times-out, then this address is open and you can use it.

Next, plug the hand punch in to the network and powered it up – in that order.




At the Hand Punch, change the hand punch setting (2#  then NO until you see serial, then “yes”) to 

The Host Bits should be “8”. The Gateway should be all zero’s

The baud rate is supposed to be 9600.

Back at the computer, Go back to RUN box and entered CMD, which takes you back to the DOS box..

Enter: ping (SPACE) In our test, we got back four positive replies.

Instead of it saying

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

It responded with:

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from  bytes=32  time-2ms  TTL=64

Reply from  bytes=32  time-1ms  TTL=64

Reply from  bytes=32  time-1ms  TTL=64

Reply from  bytes=32  time-1ms  TTL=64

Which confirmed the communications. 


We then tested it from the Icon software, it communicated.