Steps To Setup Ingress Server And Ingress Client

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 FingerTec 3 Comments

This tutorial will guide users on setting up the Ingress server program on a server computer, while at the same time installing the Ingress client on multiple computers to be linked back to the server for data management. Read more for the step-by-step guide. 

Before proceeding with the installation, please download the latest version of the Ingress server and Ingress client at the link here as shown in the picture below:

Step 1

Firstly, run the FingerTec Ingress c2.1.4 installer on the server PC. For the complete steps for installing on the server, you may refer to the below guide at page 7-14:

Step 2

After completing the server installation, you will be required to allow port 3306 on your server's Firewall settings. Below are the steps involved:

a) Go to Control Panel and select Windows Firewall.

b) Select Advance settings from the left menu.

c) Click on Inbound Rules, followed by New Rule. 

d) Select Port and press Next. Select TCP, insert 3306 at Specific local ports and press Next again.

e) Select Allow the connection and press Next, followed by ticking on Domain, Private and Public

f) Finally, insert a name for this set of firewall rules as Ingress Server 3306 and press Next

g) Repeat steps d to f with Outbound Rules instead of Inbound Rules to complete the step.

Step 3

After completing Step 2, you can now check the server IP address and start the installation process on the remote PC. Below are the steps to check the IP address:

a) First, press the Start button and type in cmd.

b) Key in ipconfig and you will be able to see your network IP. Please note your server IP for further usages.

Step 4

Finally, install the Ingress client on each remote PC.

a) Download the Ingress client installation file at the link here.

b) The installation steps are the same as when installing the Ingress server. After the installation, the below window will pop up when switching on Ingress. Key in the Server IP that you had previously checked. 

c) Click Test connection to make sure the system shows Connected to server. Press Save to store the settings. 

d) Voila! You will now be able to continue using the software as usual.


  1. This is a great article and very informative. Setting up servers can be tough but it is a very important process. Most companies have complex servers due to the amount of technology being used. Also, most of their tech devices such as computers are properly stored in a safe place. I think Server Racks are a great option for this type of security.

  2. hi Fingertec support team, have some suggestion if it were possible for the option of locking the door to be also included in the monitoring window i.e you can be able to LOCK the door remotely from the ingress software just as you are able to open and close the door. second automatic time synchronization of the ingressus

    1. Hi Sir,

      Thanks for your concern and suggestion. We will discuss this matter with our programmer and R&D team. For any info we will inform and update our client and customer through our monthly newsletter at


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