How to set a CompactLogix Ethernet address through its USB Port

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RSLinx-to-CompactLogix-Change-IP-FiIn today's article I walk you through how to set or change a CompactLogix processor's Ethernet address through its USB port using RSLinx Classic.

Step 1) Confirm your RSLinx RSWho window browses your CompactLogix via the USB driver

Open RSLinx and check to be sure your CompactLogix is showing up under the USB driver as shown below:

RSLinx-to-CompactLogix-Change-IP-USB-Fi

NOTE: If you would like to know how to setup an RSLinx driver to communicate to a CompactLogix processor using a USB connection, see our previous article HERE.

Step 2) Select the CompactLogix processor

The next step is to select the CompactLogix processor under the USB driver as shown below:

RSLinx to CompactLogix Change IP 9 Select-L16h

Step 3) Right click on the CompactLogix and select Module Configuration

Right click on the CompactLogix processor and select “Module Configuration” from the menu as shown below:

RSLinx to CompactLogix Change IP 10 Right-Click-Mod-Prop-L16H

Step 4) Select the “Port Configuration” tab

In the popup window select the “Port Configuration” tab:

RSLinx to CompactLogix Change IP 11 Port-Config-L16H

Step 5) Enter in a new Ethernet address and insure “Static” is selected

Now you can enter in an Ethernet address for your CompactLogix's Ethernet port. Also be sure “Static” is selected, and then click on OK:

RSLinx to CompactLogix Change IP 12 Enter-IP-and-OK-L16h

Step 6) 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:

RSLinx to CompactLogix Change IP 8 Confirmh

 NOTE: 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 USB port using RSLinx was helpful.

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Shawn Tierney
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