Wired network connection issues on the SendPro C Lite, SendPro C, SendPro+, SendPro Auto (2H00, 8H00, 9H00)

Products affected: SendPro® C Lite, SendPro® C, SendPro®+ (2H00, 8H00), SendPro® C Auto (9H00)

Issue

  • The meter is not connecting to the data server via a wired network (Ethernet) connection.
  • The meter displays the message "Unable to resolve host" or "Unable to resolve api.pitneybowes.com".
  • The meter displays the message “Failed to Update Please Contact Pitney Bowes”.
Note: If you are experiencing issues with a wireless (WiFi) connection, see Wireless (WiFi) connection issues on the SendPro C200-C425.

Cause

Network connection issues may be caused by problems with the settings, the physical connection, or a firewall.

Resolution

UPDATED: September 8, 2020

To troubleshoot issues with a wired network connection, follow the steps in each section below.

Solution 1: Restart the device

  1. Unplug the power cord and the network cable. The screen should turn off after 10 seconds.
  2. Wait two minutes.
  3. Plug the power cord back in, ensuring that it is plugged directly into a wall outlet.
  4. Quickly tap and release the power button to turn the device back on.
  5. Once the device turns back on, plug the network cable back in.
  6. Wait one minute, then try the network connection again.

Solution 2: Check the physical connection

  1. Make sure that the device is not connected to a phone line or to a computer with PC Meter Connect, as this device does not support those connection types.
  2. Make sure that the network cable is securely plugged into the device. You should hear a soft click when it is fully inserted.
  3. Check the LED lights located on the back of the device where the network cable plugs in. These lights should become lit within one minute of turning on the device and indicate the status of the connection.
    • If the cable is plugged in but the lights are off:
      1. Verify that the other end of the network cable is plugged into an active router or wall jack.
      2. Try a different cable. After a new cable is installed, if there are still no lights, contact technical support. Please have your model and serial number ready.
    • If both the top (green) and the bottom (orange/amber) network card LEDs flicker constantly (even when the device is asleep), the connection is active. If you see these lights but the device is still not connecting, proceed to solution 3.
    • If you see any other light pattern, proceed to solution 3.

Solution 3: Check the network settings

For information about the connection settings required on your network, contact your IT department.

If you wish the device to get an IP address automatically and do not need a static IP address:

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the toolbar.
  2. Tap Wired (Ethernet).
  3. Select the Connection Type DHCP.
  4. Tap Connect.

If you need to set the device to a static IP address:

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the toolbar.
  2. Tap Wired (Ethernet).
  3. Select the Connection Type Static IP.
  4. Enter the IP address, Netmask, Gateway, and DNS Address. Contact your IT department for this information.

If you need to set a proxy server:

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the toolbar.
  2. Tap Wired (Ethernet).
  3. Tap Proxy setting.
  4. Enter the proxy server information. Contact your IT department for this information.

Solution 4: Check for firewall issues

Your network firewall may be blocking ports or addresses that are required for proper functioning of the device. Contact your IT department for assistance if needed.

For a complete list of the addresses that need to be unblocked, see the SendPro C Lite, SendPro C, SendPro+, SendPro C Auto Connectivity Guide.

Solution 5: Try Wi-Fi

If available, try a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection instead. See Setting up a wireless (Wi-Fi) network connection.

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