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Get the IP on a dunb terminal

Posted on 2009-02-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Is there a way when I am logged in as my user into the AS400 at the command prompt to get the IP of the dumb terminal I am at??
Question by:jaymz69
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by:Gary Patterson
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If it is a true twinax dumb terminal (3196, 3197, 3477, etc), then it doesn't have an IP address.  These devices run a protocol called TDLC (twinax data link control) back to a workstation controller - not IP.  The workstation controller runs a bunch of terminals, and it connects over a local IO port or remote line to the AS/400.

What kind of device are you using?

If you know the name of the device (it is usually in the top right corner of the default AS/400 sign-on screen, you can track down the connection method using the WRKCFGSTS *DEV command.  For example, if you are using DSP01, then you would use the WRKCFGSTS *DEV DSP01 to see the workstation, the attached controller, and the attached line.

If you are using a a virtual device (sometimes named QPADEVxxx), then the IP address is the IP address of the device running the terminal software.

If you like, print the device, controller, and line descriptsions from WRKCFGSTS and post them here.

- Gary Patterson

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ID: 23725946
it's on a Rabbit terminal. a qpad which we named CUT3

I have used the WRKCFGSTS on printers to get th IP but this is a virt terminal
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Gary Patterson earned 2000 total points
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If it is an IP-attached virtual device, then the device description will show the current IP address. You can view the device description from WRKCFGSTS.  

- Gary Patterson

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I got it, use opt 5 I was using 2


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