Setting Up Your Impinj R700 Reader


This article provides a step-by-step process for setting up the Impinj R700 reader.

Quick Start Guide

To download Impinj firmware, please send a request to

Setting Up a New Reader

Step 1: Identify all the necessary equipment to start reading tags, which includes the following:
1. The Impinj R700 reader
2. UHF RFID antenna (global, or specific to the country you are in)
3. An antenna cable with the correct connectors
4. A standard ethernet cable 
5. UHF RFID tags (global, or specific to the country you are in)
6. A PoE+ Power Source, or a PoE adapter if you prefer)

Step 2: Using the Web UI

1. Connect the Impinj R700 via ethernet to your network or computer. If connecting directly to your computer, be sure to set your network to obtain IP addresses automatically.

2. Open the web UI by opening a web browser and navigating to  http://impinj-xx-xx-xx (or  http://impinj-xx-xx-xx.local, if you used an ethernet cable between the reader and your computer). The x's here represent the last six characters of your reader's MAC address. You can find the  MAC address on a sticker on the side of your reader. If you get a message saying that this website is not secure, verify that you are on the correct URL, and proceed.
3. Once the URL is accessed, you will be prompted to login. The login credentials for the reader are below:
Username: root
Password: impinj

Once logged in, you should see the reader's Web UI screen shown below. Note: If your reader's web UI does not look like this, it is probably on the 7.x firmware. Please see the archived version of this article to perform the initial firmware update. Then it should look like the screen shown below.

Let's break down each section of the Web UI and see why it is important:

Reader Section
  • This section shows the status and information about the reader, including reader uptime, internal clock time, and IP addresses.
  • The Change Interface button allows you to switch between the default IoT Device Interface and the legacy LLRP Interface. For more information about these interfaces, please see this FAQ or the IOT Device Interface guide.
  • The Change Password button allows you to change the password you use to access this webpage. 
  • The Reboot button allows you to reboot the reader.
  • Reader Time - This is the reader's internal time. If accurate timestamps are important to you, you'll want to verify that this is correct. If you want to change the time, please see step # 35 of this article.

Antenna Hub

You can enable or disable your antenna hub here if you have one.

Firmware and CAP (Custom Application Program)

  • Firmware Version - This line lists your reader's current firmware version.
  • Updating your firmware - To update your firmware, simply drag and drop the .upg file onto the outlined box. To obtain the current firmware, please send a request to
  • Primary CAP version - This is the version of your custom program if you have one installed.


Pins 1-3 - This tells the reader to send a high or low (on or off) signal to these pins, triggering their connected devices. This can be used for testing purposes.


That concludes our article on setting up the Impinj R700 reader. Thanks for taking the time to walk through these steps with us. For information on all things RFID, check out our blog or our RFID resources page. And as always, if you have any questions at all, send us an email or give us a call.