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The program can work with any network interface cards (NIC). Before configuring our software, the following conditions should be executed:


If your computer has more than one network interface card (NIC) then Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger will display a list of all the IP addresses for each NIC installed in your system so that you can select the IP Address that you want to use. In order for Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger to act as a server, the computer that it is running on must have at least one network interface card with an IP address assigned to it.

If Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger will work as a server and your computer receives the IP address dynamically from a DHCP server, then you should ask your network administrator to assign a static IP address to your computer.


How to configure port parameters, you can read in the next "IP settings" chapter.


Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger can save data to a log file(s) without any changes (i.e., create raw binary log files) or write to log files depending on the parser module selected. In the first case, you can view the log file with any hex editor and use this data for further analysis and remaking. In the second case, you can view data with any text editor. You can find more information about log files in the "Log rotation" chapter.


You can watch the data in the data window (fig. 1.1.1). The data view is fully customizable. You can watch data in decimal, hexadecimal, or your format. How to customize data view you can read in the "Data view" chapter and how to customize program view you can read in the "Window view" chapter.


The data can be exported or transferred to one or more targets. The simplest way is to configure the log file rotation. However, it is small a part of all features of Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger. Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger has many additional modules (so-called plug-ins) that are appreciably extending possibilities of the logging software. You can download and install any module supported. Most modules are free of charge for our customers. How to install and configure modules you can read in the "Modules" chapter.


The program and their plug-ins generate many messages and write them to the list in the main window (fig. 1.1.1) and a protocol file that you can use for administration of the software. You can also configure types of system messages. More information about it you can read in the "Protocol and errors handling" chapter.