There are two ways to connect the BN2500 to the Internet—via a WIFI router or via a LAN cable to a router. Both sets of instructions are listed below. To connect using a WIFI router, follow the steps in “Connecting via WIFI Router.” To connect using a LAN cable, follow the steps in “Connecting via LAN Cable.”


Connecting via WIFI Router


To link the BN2500 to your uAttend account via a WIFI router, follow these steps from your uAttend account:


1. Log in to your uAttend account, if you are not already logged in.


2. Click the Settings tab on the main menu.


3. Click the Punch Management link.


4. Click Add Time Clock.


5. In the Device ID field, enter the Device ID assigned to the BN2500.


You can find the Device ID on a sticker on the back of the BN2500. If you cannot locate this sticker, you can also find the Device ID in the BN2500. To do this, press the MENU key and enter the password (default password is 53178). Scroll to Device Management and press OK, then scroll to Device ID and press OK.


Enter the Device ID exactly as it appears, including dashes.


6. In the Name/Location field, enter the name for the BN2500. Assign the BN2500 a name that is easy for you to remember.


7. Click Add.


 

Next, follow these steps on your BN2500:

The BN2500 should be turned on, with the display illuminated. The BN2500 will display the prompt “Press 1 to connect to your WIFI router. Press 2 to connect via LAN.”


1. Press 1 to initialize the WIFI module.


The BN2500 will display the message “WIFI Network is Not Available! Press OK to view a list of available WIFI Networks!”


2. Press OK.


A list of all WIFI networks that the BN2500 detects will appear.

3. Using the down arrow key, scroll to your preferred network and press OK.


If your WIFI network requires a password, the BN2500 will prompt you to input the password.

4. Enter the password and press OK.

 

To enter alpha characters, press the # key and follow the onscreen directions.

 

The time clock will connect to your WIFI network using the credentials you supplied. After the WIFI module initializes, you will see the message “DHCP Configuring.”


5. At the Success screen, press OK.


The time clock will now be linked to your uAttend account.



Connecting via LAN Cable


To link the BN2500 to your uAttend account via a LAN cable to a router, follow these steps from your uAttend account:

1. Attach an Ethernet cable between the BN2500 and your router, then plug the BN2500 into a power outlet.


The BN2500 should be turned on, with the display illuminated.


2. Log in to your uAttend account, if you are not already logged in.


3. Click the Settings tab on the main menu.


4. Click the Punch Management link.


5. Click Add Time Clock.


6. In the Device ID field, enter the Device ID assigned to the BN2500.


You can find the Device ID on a sticker on the back of the BN2500. If you cannot locate this sticker, you can also find the Device ID in the BN2500. To do this, press the MENU key and enter the password (default password is 53178). Scroll to Device Management and press OK, then scroll to Device ID and press OK.


Enter the Device ID exactly as it appears, including dashes.


7. In the Name/Location field, enter the name for the BN2500. Assign the BN2500 a name that is easy for you to remember.


8. Click Add.


 

Next, follow these steps on your BN2500:


The time clock should be turned on, with the display illuminated. The time clock will display the prompt “Press 1 to connect to your WIFI router. Press 2 to connect via LAN.”


1. Press 2 to connect via LAN.


2. The time clock will display the message “DHCP Configuring."

3. After successfully connecting to your network, the time clock will display the “System Ready” message in the upper-left corner of the main screen.


The time clock will now be linked to your uAttend account.