Why does my Real-Time Target show "Inconsistent IP Settings" in NI MAX
Primary Software: LabVIEW Modules>>LabVIEW Real-Time Module
Primary Software Version: 8.5.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
I cannot FTP to my real-time target, connect to it through LabVIEW, or change the network adapter settings for the target. I noticed Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) identifies the System State as "Connected - Inconsistent IP Settings." What does this mean and how do I fix it?
MAX identifies a remote system as "Connected - Inconsistent IP Settings" when the host machine has a static IP but the target has a link-local IP address. This conflicting system setup creates network problems between the host and target, which is why FTP and LabVIEW fail to connect.
An example of this problem is shown below.
To fix this problem, try the following steps:
Note: Remote devices showing Inconsistent IP Settings is a known issue in NI MAX 16.0.0 (NI System Configuration 16.0). This was reported as ID 598531 and has been fixed in the NI System Configuration 16.0.1 Patch.
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Report Date: 08/05/2008
Last Updated: 09/29/2017
Document ID: 4O4E5TQ0