Would you like to learn how to reset the APC UPS network configuration to DHCP mode? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to reset the APC UPS network management card IP address to DHCP using the reset button on the back of the UPS.

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Tutorial APC UPS - Reset to DHCP Mode

Locate the APC network management card on the back of your APC UPS.

Connect the APC UPS to a network that has a DHCP server.

Press the reset button for 20 seconds.

APC UPS Password recovery

Wait for the network led change to the orange color.

APC Password recovery procedure

The APC UPS network configuration will be set to use DHCP.

The APC UPS network management card will reset its configuration back to the factory default.

Congratulations! You successfully configured the DHCP mode on the APC UPS.

Tutorial APC UPS - Accessing the APC UPS

To discover the APC UPS IP address, access the APC oficial website.

Download the software named: Network Management Device IP Configuration Wizard.

APC UPS IP Configuration

Install the software on a computer located on the same network as the APC UPS.

APC UPS Device IP Configuration Utility

Start the Network Management Card Device IP Configuration Utility.

APC UPS IP address search

Enter the full IP address range of your network and click on the button to start the search for the UPS.

APC UPS IP address

The system will automatically locate the IP address of your APC UPS.

APC UPS IP address result

In our example, the APC UPS IP address detected was

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your UPS and access the APC web interface.

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

APC UPS Web interface

After a successful login, you will be sent to the APC UPS Dashboard.

APC UPS Network Menu

Congratulations! You are able to access the APC UPS web interface.