Configuration - Network 

Available from firmware 2021.6 (for firmware 2020.3 to 2021.0 LTS at WBM page Information - Network configuration)

Accessibility

This WBM page is accessible with user role:

  • Admin
  • SecurityAdmin (from 2022.0 LTS)

and read-only access with user role:

  • SecurityAuditor (from 2022.0 LTS)
  • Engineer
  • Commissioner
  • Service

How to get into the WBMHow to get into the WBM

Establishing a connection to the Web-based Management (WBM):

  • Open a web browser on your computer.
  • In the address field, enter the URL https://<IP-address-of-the-controller>/wbm,
    for example: https://192.168.1.10/wbm.

For further information, see WBM.

Network page

On the WBM page Network you can view or configure the Ethernet settings of your controller (depending on the user role). 

LAN Interfaces section

For each Ethernet interface on the controller,  this page lists the following information:

  • Naming of a LAN interface in the form "TCP/IP (LAN <n>[1]) – Switched Mode[2]"
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway
    • DNS Server Addresses
    • MAC Address
    • Naming of 1st physical port[3]
      • Data Rate – can be 10 or 100 or 1000 Mbit/s (on LinkUp when link is active only)
      • Duplex Mode – can be Full Duplex or Half Duplex (on LinkUp when link is active only)
      • Link Status – can be LinkUp (a connection to another Ethernet device is established) or LinkDown (No connection to another Ethernet device is established)
    • Naming of 2nd physical port[3]
      • Data Rate
      • Duplex Mode
      • Link Status
  • Naming of a LAN interface
    • and so on... 
      The list continues for all Ethernet interfaces and their ports known to the controller.
  1. The naming for Ethernet interfaces on the controller itself has the form "LAN <n>", with the index corresponding to the naming of the interface on the controller's housing. If an extension module is attached (e.g. with Extension module AXC F XT ETH 1TX ), its Ethernet interface is named in the form "EXT LAN <n>".
  2. Only displayed for LAN interfaces with two ports. 
  3. The naming form for physical ports depends on the controller type, e.g.:
    1. at AXC F 2152 it is "Port X1" and "Port X2"
    2. at RFC 4072S it is "Port LAN 3.1" and "Port LAN 3.2"
    3. at AXC F XT ETH 1TX it is "Port X3 Extension Ethernet Port"

User role with read permissions

When you are logged in with a user role with read permissions you can view the current network settings and status values in the column Status.

User role with write permissions

When you are logged in as Admin  you can view the current network settings and status values in the column Status. You can change the current network settings in the Configuration column.

To change the network settings, proceed as follows:

  • Enter the new settings in the Configuration column.
  • Click Apply and reboot to apply the new settings.

The new settings are sent to the controller. An automatic reboot of the controller is performed to activate the new settings.

You can also change the network configuration with the software PLCnext Engineer. Further information can be found in Configuring the IP settings and Connecting to the controller. Information on further network setting options can be found in the PLCnext Engineer Online Help. You can find the PLCnext Engineer Online Help in the menu HelpView Help.

Changing IP addresses for a redundant control system

Available from firmware 2022.0 LTS on RFC 4072R

If you're working with a redundant control system, the configuration of IP addresses is different. Even though you are working with two controllers, the IP address can only be set for the system. From there, the IP addresses for the controllers are derived.

See Structure of IP adresses  for system redundancy with RFC 4072R.

To change the network settings, proceed as follows:

  • Enter the new settings in the Configuration column, which is set as the system IP address.
    The physical IP addresses for the redundant controllers will be set automatically, incrementing the last octet of the address by 1 (for the First Controller) or by 2 (for the Second Controller).
  • Click Apply and reboot to apply the new settings.

The new settings are sent to the controller. An automatic reboot of the controller is performed to activate the new settings.

 

 


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• Published/reviewed: 2022-09-14 • Revision 046 •