# Before You Begin
This section shows how to perform initial settings for the TrueConf Group terminal using the control panel. For more convenient administration with advanced options, we recommend using the control panel, accessible via the web interface.
By default the access to the control panel may be unavailable; so, when the endpoint is connected to the local network, you may need to set access rights. Then, you will be able to configure all settings in the browser.
# Hardware setup
Please note: turn off TrueConf Group before connecting any devices or equipment to it.
Connect the supplied equipment, screen, and network interface to TrueConf Group. In addition, you can connect a USB keyboard if you want to control the device this way. Then plug TrueConf Group to 110–240V grid with the power supply unit and turn it on by pressing the power button on the front panel.
Once you have turned on the endpoint for the first time, you need to configure your network connection parameters and control panel access.
# Setting the IP Address
To set the IP address, gateway and subnet mask for TrueConf Group, go to Configuration → Network → IPv4.
If your network has a DHCP network service, check the corresponding box to configure the connection automatically. Otherwise, configure the following parameters manually:
- IP address
- Primary DNS
If your network uses IPv6, you can configure it in the Configuration → Network → IPv6.
To finetune network settings, go to Configuration → Network → Ethernet:
In the PHY menu, you can disable the Autonegotiate feature and manually configure Network speed (Mbit/s) and Duplex mode (half duplex or full duplex).
In the IEEE 802.1x section, you can configure connection via the IEEE 802.1x access protocol by specifying the login, password, and authentication method (MD5, PEAP, TLS, TTLS).
If the VLAN corporate network is used, you can configure the connection via IEEE 802.1q by specifying the subnetwork ID in the IEEE 802.1q section.
If the network connection is successful, the endpoint IP address will be displayed at the top of the screen.
# Control Panel Access
To manage conferences remotely (from the web interface), go to the Configuration → Network → HTTP, enable HTTP server section and select the port (80 is used by default).
You can configure HTTPS access in the same way. If you need to restrict access to the control panel from the browser, specify the administrator login and password.
You can download the certificate and private key files for HTTPS only in the control panel.
Once this is complete, you can access the control panel at the address specified in the IP settings. The same address will be displayed at the top of the screen when working with the endpoint menu.
# Language and Date
Language settings are available in Configuration → System.
This section also allows you to set date and time settings. This can be done manually, but TrueConf Group can connect to Internet time services and synchronize parameters via NTP. To that end, indicate the service address in the NTP Server field.
In the Configuration → System section you can also clear the address book.
Please note that clearing the address book is irreversible!
# Restricting Access to Settings
To restrict access to the endpoint settings for TrueConf Group users in the meeting room, you can set a password in Configuration → System → Settings password field.
Once the password has been entered, exit Configuration → System. The new access password will become active. To manage the settings, you need to enter this password using the remote control or connected keyboard, while you are in the main menu.
If you forgot the password to access the endpoint settings, you can change or reset it in the control panel.
To set the password for accessing TrueConf Group from the command line interface, go to the API password section and enter the combination of characters.