This information is only relevant if the controller has an Ethernet interface.
For Ethernet, a free Ethernet port on the PC is needed. If the PC needs to be connected to the local network and an Ethernet controller, add a second network card. Optionally, it might also be possible to use WiFi to connect to the local network if it is not possible to add an extra network interface.
Connect the machine using a 100 Mbit Ethernet cross cable and supply power to the controller. Then set up the Ethernet adapter. The settings below are specified for multiple Windows versions, select the correct version to ensure that the instructions correspond to the operating system.
Go to the Windows network settings, press the Windows key + X, then choose Network Connections. In the window that appears select Ethernet.
Select Change adapter options under the Related settings.
Double-click the adapter to which the machine is connected, It can be recognized because it shows Unidentified network. A new window containing more detailed information about the Ethernet port appears.
Select Properties and deselect all items except Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), click on properties, and enter the following in the window that opens.
By default, the PC uses IP address: 172.22.2.101 and the machine uses 172.22.2.100. Some controllers like the CNC720/CNC760 allow this IP to be changed. For information on this process consult the corresponding page.
To verify that the applied changes are correct, a simple test can be performed. It can be tested using the Ping command in Windows.
Open a Command prompt by clicking the Windows icon or pressing the Windows logo on the keyboard and typing Command Prompt.
Type ping 172.22.2.100 and press enter. In case the machine has its IP configured differently, change the IP to that address in this command.
The command should return as displayed below.
When the setup was unsuccessful, the command will respond similarly to the image below.
There are several reasons that the above test failed. First, try to go through the setup process again to make sure nothing was missed. If this still fails, try the steps below
- Is the controller powered? Consult the manual of your controller to see what indicators need to be illuminated to signal power to the controller.
- Is the machine connected to the PC using a cross cable? The cable to the machine must be a cross-type.
- Is the controller online? Check the Link and Activity indicators on the controller. Consult the hardware manual of the controller for the location of these indicators.
- Is the controller active? Check if the Status indicator is flashing. Consult the hardware manual of the controller for the location of this indicator.