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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 mean your city and state or even your country. But instead your IP ADDRESS! IP is just the abbreviat
Typically when setting up most industrial devices for the first time on your network, you need to configure your PC for a Static IP Address. There are many websites out there that can walk you through this, but this one from Microsoft should be kept current. You can select your OS from the top and get specific instructions: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15089/windows-change-tcp-ip-settings This will cover Windows 7, 8 and 10. Make sure to expand the section on specifying the IPv4 settings manually for Windows 10. There are also a lot of good res