xNode Self Test Procedure
This document covers testing the input and outputs of an xNode using the built-in self-test.
- Device Under Test (DUT): xNode
- CAT5-6 Cables with RJ45 connectors at both sides for audio loopback test. (4 required)
- PC Computer: Running any telnet terminal (PuTTy, HyperTerminal, etc)
Connect with Telnet
- Connect via telnet (port 23) to the IP address of the xNode. If you are using PuTTy, your connection might look like this;
- The login username is “user” and there is no default password.
- You should now see a “/home>” prompt.
Connect Loopback Test Cables
On the Analog, AES/EBU and Mic xNodes, connect the inputs of the xNode to the outputs in this manner:
1 <-----> 1
2 <-----> 2
3 <-----> 3
4 <-----> 4
Run Livewire Self Test
Enter the following command into your telnet session and press enter. The -c tells the test to continue even if one of the tests fails.
- The first thing tested is a nonvolatile memory. You’ll see a PASS or FAIL.
- Instructions will appear during the session telling you what to do next.
- If this is Analog or AES xNode, you’ll see instructions to connect loopback cables as we've discussed above.
- The test will run while echoing data. When complete, it will show you a PASS or FAIL at the end.
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