After completing your PC Connection to GRIDlink ADR®, Open Toolkit and select GRIDlink ADR. You can see this has been accomplished by the blue highlighted number in Fig 1. The station name GridLinkADR can be changed to anything the user desires as long as it meets required naming convention. You will see an error message if you enter an unacceptable name.
Operations / File Operations /
In the File Operations popup (Fig 2), you must locate dras_client.ini file located in
/nram/sxcd/directory for OpenADR 1.0 devices.
/nvram/gridlink/directory for OpenADR 2.0a/b devices.
See Current Dir: at the top of the pop up. If you see only / then you are in the root directory as shown. If you are in a different directory, then you can navigate up to the root directory by double clicking the folder as shown to the right.
Double Click folder nram
Double Click folder sxcd
If you follow the instructions correctly you should see Current Dir: /nram/sxcd/ at the top of the pop up and dras_client.ini at the top of the file list. See Fig 3.
Click Edit Text File
You should receive the DRAS URL, a user name and password from your utility or AutoDR provider. Replace the values shown in fig 4 with the ones given to you. Any error in entering this information may result in a failure to connect to the DRAS. You may save the old settings by placing a # at the beginning of the line. Then create a new line just below with your new code.
Save / Close
You should see the DRAS connection light (DO4) in less than 2 minutes.
If you have a failure to connect then check your Internet connection and make sure GRIDlink was able to receive an IP address from your network router. Firewalls should not be an issue.