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How Do I Set Up the Ethernet Configuration for a GPIB-ENET Device?

Hardware: GPIB>>External Controllers/Convertors>>GPIB-ENET/100, Instrument Connectivity Other>>Ethernet>>GPIB-ENET/100

I have a GPIB-ENET/100 or GPIB-ENET/1000 device and am trying to set up the Ethernet configuration. What do I need to do?

The GPIB-ENET devices can be configured through the following steps:
  1. Obtain the correct cable for your device.  The GPIB-ENET/100 requires a crossover cable.  The GPIB-ENET/1000 can use either a standard or crossover cable.
  2. Once you have the correct cable, open Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  3. Right click Devices and Interfaces and select Create New...

  4. In the window that appears, scroll down and select GPIB-ENET/100 or GPIB-ENET/1000 and then select Finish in the bottom right corner of this window.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.  Click Next after reading each of the following windows.

  6. Wait until you come across the window that asks you to specify a GPIB-ENET/100 or GPIB-ENT/1000 device.  Browse the local subnet unless you already know the device's IP address.  Finally, click Next and then select your device to continue.

  7. Select your device and then click Next.  If you cannot see your device then verify that you are using a crossover cable to connect to your network.  Also, you may click the Why isn't my GPIB Ethernet device listed? link below the Refresh List button.  Also, if you are not sure which device is yours, you may want to reset to the default factory settings.  To do this, hold down the CFG Reset button on the back of the GPIB-ENET/100 for a few seconds.  Then, while holding down this reset unplug the power, wait a moment, and then return power to the device.  Make sure you are still holding down the Reset button on the GPIB-ENET/100 during this entire process and for a few seconds after the power has been returned. to the device.

  8. Click Next once the device is verified.

  9. Make sure the yes radio button is selected and then click Next to confirm the Configuration Summary.

  10. Choose whether to add another device.

  11. Click Finish.

  12. The device will now appear under Devices and Interfaces in MAX.

By default, the GPIB-ENET/100 attempts its network configuration through DHCP. A steady yellow PWR/RDY LED indicates that the device has passed its self-tests, has acquired an IP address, and is ready to operate. Other light states are discussed in the Getting Started Guide, linked below.

If you do not have DHCP or wish to set a static IP address, follow these instructions:
  1. In MAX, right-click on the appropriate GPIB-ENET/100 or GPIB-ENET/1000 item and select Device Configuration.
  2. In the NI Ethernet Device Configuration Window, click on the device that you want to modify.
  3. Select Properties to change the network settings of this device.

Note: If your device is not listed in the NI Ethernet Device Configuration or if you cannot change the properties, you need to delete the GPIB-ENET/100 or GPIB-ENET/1000 device and recreate it in MAX by right-clicking on Devices and Interfaces and choosing Create New.

Related Links:
Current GPIB Driver Versions
Product Reference: Getting Started with Your GPIB-ENET/100 and NI-488.2 for Windows 2000/NT
KnowledgeBase 33N85NV4: GPIB-ENET/100 Does Not Show Up in Add GPIB Hardware Wizard
KnowledgeBase 3E5H8OMQ: ENET/100: Why Does the GPIB Hardware Wizard Fail While Sequentially Verifying Interfaces?
KnowledgeBase 32SHN8FQ: Common Problems Configuring a GPIB-ENET/100 Connected Directly to a Windows 2000/XP Machine


Report Date: 03/24/2004
Last Updated: 06/12/2017
Document ID: 37NDF1GP

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