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Plc networking basics - controllogix


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PLC Networking Basics using a Controllogix module also has an associated interactive youtube course that uses an intro project of networking multiple class laptops to a single Controllogix 5000 PLC/PAC. This powerpoint is for reference and additional information to supplement the course at The PLC Networking Basics course has a total of 4 training modules (videos), each with it's own question at end, before directing you to next Controllogix tutorial. There is also an associated test for this training course at

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Plc networking basics - controllogix

  1. 1. Layout Wireless Network Wireless Router PLC-ENBT (77) Instr. Laptop (65) Stud1 Laptop (66) Stud2 Laptop (67) Stud3 Laptop (70) Stud4 Laptop (71) Stud5 Laptop (72) Stud5 Laptop (73) Another PLC (78) IP Address = 192.168.1.XX Station # = (XX) copyright
  2. 2. Setup Laptop IP Address copyright
  3. 3. Click on Network Connections Select LAN , Local Area Conn copyright
  4. 4. Select Internet Protocol Then click Properties copyright
  5. 5. Select ‘Use the following IP address” Type in IP address you decided to use for student Laptop when mapping network Use default Subnet mask copyright
  6. 6. Plug in Ethernet Cable We used a Crossover Cable (T568ab) in our example, but you can use a Straight Trough Cable (T568a on both ends) if you like. copyright
  7. 7. Test Network Connection to ENBT Card Select Start, then Run Type in “command”, then click OK copyright
  8. 8. Ping copyright
  9. 9. Install ENBT EDS Files Click Start, select programs and navigate to EDS Install Tool as show above and click it. On the dialog box that pops open, click the “Add” button. copyright
  10. 10. Select EDS Folder in EDS Wizard 1. Select “ Register a directory” 2. Click Browse 3. Select folder with EDS Sheets 4. Click OK button 5. Check mark “Look in subfolders” 6. Then click “Next” button copyright
  11. 11. EDS Files are now Installed Leave all files checked and click the “Next” button. 2 more dialog boxes will open after clicking next on this one, just click “Next” button on them too. Then click “Finnish” on the final 4th dialog box that opens. copyright
  12. 12. Install RSLinx Ethernet Driver Open RSLinx, Select “Communications” from pull down menu. Click on “Configure Driver”. copyright
  13. 13. Install RSLinx Ethernet Driver 1. Select “Ethernet devices” from drop down list of available driver types. 2. Click “Add New” button. copyright
  14. 14. A dialog box will pop up for you to optional change default driver name. Rename driver to something that better reflects the real world. •“ENBT” lets users know what IP address the drive is set for. •“Ethernet” lets users know what type of driver it is. •Set ENBT Station # and IP address. •Set Driver Station # •Click “OK” button. copyright
  15. 15. Before clicking “Close” button, make sure you see “RUNNING” in both the description and status columns. copyright
  16. 16. Click on ENBT Driver icon on the left, you should see the ENBT device icon appear on the right. Click on it one time so it is highlighted blue and minimize RSLinx. copyright
  17. 17. Wireless Router Setup •Plug ENBT Ethernet cable into port 1 of Router •In web browser, type router IP address •Change IP Address to same channel as laptops in this case 1.1 •Makes sure Mask is same as laptops and ENBT copyright
  18. 18. Go Online With ControlLogix Open RSLogix 5000, select “Communications” from pull down menu, click “Who Active”. copyright
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  20. 20. For Videos: Go To v=Au03psa9Vxk For Test: Go To copyright