Configuring Windows 8 to Run Ipico Reader with Lapio Connect

Below are steps for configuring Windows 8 to run your Ipico Reader with Lapio Connect.

This PC Folder → Open Control Panel → System and Security

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Once in System and Security, update the below (4) folders:

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→ Change Settings → Important updates
Choose: Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them

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→ Change when computer sleeps

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Choose below settings:
Never Turn off the display when On battery or Plugged In
Never Put the computer to sleep when On battery or Plugged In
→ Save Changes

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WINDOWS FIREWALL → Turn Windows Firewall on or off

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Choose below settings:
Private network settings: Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)
Public network settings: Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)
→ Click OK

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NETWORK AND INTERNET→ Network Sharing Center → Change Adaptor Settings

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Right Click and choose Properties

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Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) → Properties

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Choose: Use the following IP address:
First, find the IP address of your Ipico Reader. Next, enter the IP address but the last number must be lower than what is on the reader.

Ipico Reader: 192. 168. 1.  11
Computer IP Address: 192. 168.1. 10

Enter the Subnet mask: 255 . 255. 255. 0

Open Lapio Connect – You can download Lapio Connect at

Select the event you want to time and click “Time It”

Click “Find Readers” – The status bar will let you know when task is complete.

3) Reader will pop-up once found. Click “Start Race” and move timing chips over reader – You should see chip readings showing the reader is properly connected to Lapio Connect.

Results are then streamed live on the LIVE tab of the event page

If you need additional help, contact Lapio support at

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