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How to set up a safe IP address for a Hand Punch

Hand Punch Network Communications

How to install a  Hand Punch Reader on a network:
Tip:  Read this page completely before starting.

How to find an available IP address on your network for your HandPunch:


A static IP address never changes and is always associated with one device. IP addresses are used so devices can "talk" to each other. Without an available IP address, this would not be possible.


Step 1

Click the "Start" menu on your computer. Click "Run." This opens a window that allows you to run a program or open a folder on your computer.

Step 2

Type "cmd" (no quote marks) next to where it says Open. Then click "OK." This will open the command prompt. You will now see a window with a black background and some text in it.

Step 3

Type "ipconfig" (no quote marks) next to where the cursor is flashing if you do not know your IP address. Then press "Enter." Several lines of text will show up on the screen. To find your IP address, look for the line that says "IP Address." Your IP address will show up as "xxx.xxx.x.x" where x equals numbers; for this example, we will use


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