How to Configure TCP/IP for an RSLinx Ethernet Driver

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An Ethernet card, also referred to as an NIC (Network Interface Card) is a piece of hardware that is needed on your computer in order to utilize high-speed Internet connections and networks. Once you have installed hardware for an RSLinx Ethernet card, along with the software CD that contains the card's drivers, you must configure the TCP/IP settings for the card. Failing to configure the TCP/IP settings for the RSLinx card can cause intermittent connectivity or no connectivity at all.

Windows XP or Newer

  • Open the "Control Panel" on your computer by clicking on the Windows "Start" button and selecting "Control Panel."

  • Select "Network & Sharing Center."

  • Select the "Manage Network Connections" option that is located on the left side panel.

  • Right-cick on the connection you need to configure the TCP/IP settings for. Select "Properties."

  • Left-click on "TCP/IP RSLinx Ethernet" to highlight it. Click the "Properties" button.

  • Select the option to "Obtain an IP Address Automatically." Select the option to "Obtain a DNS Server Address Automatically."

    Note that if you have purchased "Static" IP Addresses from your Internet service provider, you should specify your IP address, DNS and Gateway settings instead of obtaining them "automatically."

  • Click "OK" to save and apply your new configuration settings.

Windows 2000 or Older

  • Open the "Control Panel" on your computer by clicking on the Windows "Start" button, then select "Settings" and "Control Panel."

  • Click on the "Network" icon to open your network settings.

  • Select the option to "Obtain an IP Address Automatically." Select the option to "Obtain a DNS Server Address Automatically."

    If you have purchased "Static" IP Addresses from your Internet service provider, you should specify your IP address, DNS and Gateway settings instead of obtaining them "automatically."

  • Click "OK" to save and apply your settings.

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