Configure the XPort® Ethernet converter settings:
Note: Intech Micro Station Programmer Software includes the XPort® Ethernet configuration.
Lantronix XPort® Installer Configuration:
If the Intech field device uses a Lantronix XPort® Ethernet Device Server (e.g. 2400-A16-NET, 2100-A16-NET or 2100-NET), then it will need to be configured with the appropriate settings for the intended Ethernet network.
In particular the following must be checked and changed as required:
1. IP Address
2. Subnet Mask
3. Ethernet Port
To check if your computer already has Microsoft .NET 1.1 installed go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs:
For a nifty IP Address / Subnet calculator download the Network Assistant
Connect the device to the LAN and power up.
Start the XPort® Installer software and click on the “Search” button.
A list of XPort® devices found on your network should appear in the list.
By default the IP Address should be 192.168.1.100, the subnet mask should be 0.0.0.0 and the port should be 10001.
To change the IP Address, select the respective device and click on the “Assign IP” button in the button bar.
It is a good idea to set it to something other than the default to save confusion when adding a subsequent unit.
It is also good practice to tighten up on the subnet mask, for example if all devices on your network started with 192.168.1 and the IP Address was changed to 192.168.1.99 then you could set a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
To view the Ethernet Port setting scroll down the properties on the right hand side and the Ports Collection should be the bottom entry – click on the Ports property and a button will appear:
Click on this button and the Port Collection Editor dialogue will appear:
By default set the Local Port to:
1. 10001 for the MicroScan TCP interface
2. 502 for a typical Modbus TCP interface
Please note that the “Enable Packing” setting must be enabled for use in the XPort®, otherwise the comms to these units will not work properly:
To save changes back to the device click on the “Update” button.
When using the device on a MicroScan PLC Interface of type Modbus TCP the port can be set as required only be sure to specify the port when adding the device to the interface.
Note: XPort® is a registered trademark of Lantronix, Inc.