In today's article I walk you through how to set or change a CompactLogix processor's Ethernet address through its Serial Port using RSLinx Classic.
Step 1) Confirm your RSLinx RSWho window browses your CompactLogix via the DF1 driver
Open RSLinx and check to be sure your CompactLogix is showing up under the Serial DF1 driver as shown below:
NOTE: If you would like to learn how to setup an RSLinx driver to communicate to a CompactLogix processor using a serial connection, see our previous article HERE.
Step 2) Expand the CompactLogix in RSWho
Step 3) Expand “Backplane” under processor
Step 4) Select the Ethernet device
Step 5) Right click on Ethernet device and select Module Configuration
Step 6) Select the “Port Configuration” tab
Step 7) Enter in a new Ethernet address and insure “Static” is selected
Step 8) Accept Configuration
The final step is to accept the configuration by clicking on “Yes,” after which your CompactLogix will have the Ethernet address you entered above:
NOTE: You can watch me run through the above steps in today's video episode of The Automation Minute!
I hope the above article on how to set or change a CompactLogix's Ethernet address through its serial port using RSLinx was helpful.
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