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Introduction to IP Addresses and Networking

Maybe you are new to Ethernet Networking or maybe you’ve been doing it for a while and you know how to get it to work but fumble most of the time before getting it right.  Either way, this blog is intended to give a basic understanding of Ethernet networking.  We won’t get into more advanced topics like VLANs and DMZ, and if you haven’t even heard those terms, that’s fine.   This is meant as a beginners guide.  So let’s get to it. Firstly, let’s talk about your address.  No, I don’t me

Modbus it IS what it used to be

Almost every week I support someone using Modbus communications in one form or another.  And when I say one form or another, I truly mean that.  Modbus is not a single protocol but a family of protocols.  There’s Modbus ASCII, Modbus RTU, and Modbus TCP and maybe even more, but those are the ones I am most familiar with. I cannot say that I am a guru on Modbus, but I can certainly attest to dozens, if not hundreds of hours setting up and using this protocol.  Mostly I have used it in two fo

Mitsubishi CC-Link Networks Simplified

Mitsubishi CC-Link networks have grown substantially over the past decade and it’s no wonder that there is some confusion on the various versions.  This blog is to give a quick overview and hopefully clear up some of what can be rather muddy waters. Let’s start with what CC-Link is:  CC-Link is a FAMILY of protocols created and maintained by the CC-Link Partner Association (https://www.cc-link.org/) Very much like other industrial communication protocols, it is used to communicate betw

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