This application note explains the process for the setup, configuration, and troubleshooting of a Televac® EthernetIP device. In order to communicate with the unit, the EthernetIP device’s IP address will need to be configured to the same network as the PLC. The following steps describe how to establish the initial connection, and what steps to follow should any issues arise. The second setup option assumes no internet connectivity and explains how to reconfigure the IP address of the local computer to match the module, which can then be connected to in order to adjust the settings to the appropriate configuration. If an internet connection is available, refer to the Setup and Troubleshooting Guide for Televac EthernetIP Option 1.
1. Windows 10 Operating Systems Configuration
1.1 Connect the MX200 EthernetIP port on the back of the unit to your computer.
1.2 Open the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel and verify that an Ethernet connection is being made. If there is no connection, check the cable and reinsert the Ethernet cable into the adapter on the computer.
1.3 Select the Ethernet Connection.
1.4 In the Ethernet Status panel, select Properties.
1.5 In the Ethernet Properties panel, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select Properties.
1.6 In the Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties panel, mark down the current settings to revert back to later. The local machine will need to be configured to the module to adjust the settings, but will need to be brought back onto the local network in order to communicate properly when finished. In this example, the local machine has an IPv4 address of 126.96.36.199 with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 and a default gateway of 188.8.131.52.
1.7 Adjust the settings of the computer to an IP address of 192.168.0.9, a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and a default gateway of 192.168.0.8, and select OK.
1.8 The computer and unit should now be on the same local network. Open a browser, and enter the IP address of the unit (192.168.0.8) into the search bar. When prompted, enter the username and password (default Admin:admin).
1.9 The web page hosted by the module should appear. Select the Configuration tab on the left.
1.10 Change the IP address and subnet mask to the desired configuration (see step 3.1.6 for the network configuration). In this example, step 3.1.6 showed that the network needed is 149.174.211.X with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0. The unit in this example will be configured to an IP address of 184.108.40.206, which has been verified to not conflict with any other IP address on the network. Select Save Settings to finish the configuration, and cycle the power to the unit for the changes to take effect.
1.11 The unit is now configured to the network. Follow steps 3.1.2 to 3.1.7 to change the local computer back to the original settings.
2. Verifying the Setup
2.1 After the IP address and subnet mask are configured, network connectivity can be verified through the PLC or through the web functionality. To verify through the web functionality, type the IP address into address bar in the browser and enter the username and password (default Admin:admin).
2.2 If the unit is connected to the network properly, the web page should be displayed. From here, data parameters can be viewed and changed along with current EthernetIP network settings.