Connecting to a Checkout Host Via IP Address (Manual)

Users who have a Firewall setup may need to use the manual (IP) connection method to connect to their Host store from a workstation computer. To do this the computers must still be on the same network.

Step One
Find out the IP of the host:

  1. On the host machine go to the Apple > System Preferences > Network
  2. Look for the connection with the green light (this is your active connection) on the left hand side of the Network window
  3. Write down the IP address that is listed on the right-side (Example:

Step Two
Ensure that the host is sharing the Checkout store:

  1. Log into the Checkout store on the host
  2. Go to Manager > General
  3. Make sure the box next to "Store Sharing" is checked

Step Three
Configure your Firewall to allow Checkout access. This may require the help of a networking professional. By default Checkout uses port 5506.

Step Four
Connect to the host from the workstation computer

  1. Launch Checkout
  2. Click on the "Login to Store" button in the bottom right corner of the "Welcome to Checkout" window
  3. Click on the magnifying glass next to Store:
  4. Click on the Manual tab
  5. Enter in the IP address of the host computer (and port number if necessary) and click add

You should see all stores located on the host computer and can double-click to select that store. You'll be prompted to enter your user name and password.

TIP: To confirm that the host and workstation are on the same network compare their IP addresses and connection types. Both computers should either be on Ethernet (preferably) or wireless - mixing amd matching generally means they are on different networks.