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How to configure the XP-M2000i controller using RS485/ RS232 connection?
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This article contains steps to setup the connection for XP-M2000i controller using RS485/ RS232. The communication shall up between the controller and the xPortal software after completed the setup.

Applies To:

  • XP-M2000i
  • Software xPortal2005 v1.3, xPortalNet, xPortal3000     
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  1. Check the Uplink wiring connection.
    1. Check the RS232/ RS485 cable is working properly.

  2. Then set the controller's address. Make sure the address is unique and different with other controller units.
  3. Configure the firewall to allow the communication between software and controller.
  4. Configure the controller's at the software correctly.
    1. Check the COM No used. 
    2. Configure the Connection, Controller and Door setup.
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Perform steps below to configure the XP-M2000i controller using RS485/ RS232 connection.


  1. Controller to MCI connection: 
    1. Connect terminal PC+ and PC- to the terminal C+ and C-.


  2. MCI to PC connection:
    1. Connect the MCI to the USB RS485/ RS232 converter.
    2. Then plug in the converter to the PC.

  1. Configure the controller address according to the DIP Switch Address Setting.
  2. The System Address (ADDR) set in the controller must be unique and does not same Address Unit No. with other controllers. 


  3. To set the address, see small How to configure address setting (Unit No) for Multi-Door Controller?

  1. Allow the xPortal software to communicate through Windows Firewall.
  2. Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button › Click Control Panel. In the search box, type firewall and then click Windows Firewall.
  3. In the left pane, click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.
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  4. Click Changes settings.
    If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  5. Select the check box next to the program you want to allow then select the network locations you want to allow communication on.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.

Step 4-1: Check COM Port No

  1. Check that the Comm Port No. where the MCI is connected is available and shown in the PC’s Device Manager.
  2. Run Windows Device Manager by Right-click at My Computer › Select "Manage".


  3. Computer Management Window will pop out. Select "Device Manager" › Select "Ports (COM & LPT)".

    If the MCI is directly connected to Server PC through CPU’s serial port RS232 cable, it will always shown COM1.



    If the MCI is connected to Server PC using USB-to-Serial port RS485 cable, it will shown the serial port no connected.

Step 4-2: Configure Connection

Select the Comm No according to the MCI COM No connected.

  1. Run xPortal Server software.
  2. Open Connection Setup. Go to Server Admin › Connection Setup.
  3. Add one connection as shown below:

Step 4-3: Configure Controller

Select the Connection and Controller Model No correctly. 

  1. Run xPortal Server software.
  2. Open Controller Setup. Go to Server Admin › System Device Setup › Controller.
  3. Add one controller as shown below:


  4. Please set the Unit No according to the System Address (ADDR) configured. 

Step 4-4: Configure Door

Set the correct Door Unit No.

  1. Run xPortal Server software.
  2. Open Door SetupGo to Server Admin › System Device Setup › Door.
  3. Add one door as shown below. You may add up until 2 doors only. Including Entry and Exit for each door.

    Maximum Unit No allowed is 1. Only 2 doors allowed for this controller model.

Step 4-5: Verify Configuration

  1. The newly added controller and door will be shown from the Device List.
  2. The controller and door status should be "Up". 




  3. Run xPortal Client software.
  4. Open Send Door Setting and then download setting to the controller. Go to Device Comm › Send Door Setting › Select controller › Click Send All Settings.
  5. Finished.
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