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I plan to use an Allan Bradley MicroLogix1100 for a small project. I had to use the DF1(RS232) to connect and in order to do it I have to use and old PenthiumII(my recent computer doesn’t have any com ports, with the old one I changed the IP of the ML1100). I was unable to connect to the device with the Ethernet driver simply because the network card was set to get automatically and IP Address. I made the changes and now RSLinx and RSLogix can go through with the Ethernet driver. I set it up simply by choosing the IP address and subnet mask, all the other fields were left blank.
I set the ML1100 IP address as: 192.168.100.90. I did it this way because it will eventually end up in the factory and the network is set up that way. The old computer got the IP as: 192.168.100.2.
What I need to do to get my recent computer, that runs on Windowx7 Ultimate, is to do the same as the old one. I used the same procedures. I always end up loosing the connection to the router/internet when I click on OK (details: usually my W7 computer is connected directly to the router, for this experiment I used an extra hub/switch that I connected in between and hooked up the old computer and the ML1100. Both computers can access the internet). Windows7 tries to repair the problem, it takes just a few minutes and I get the message that the DNS server was not properly configured or some thing like that. I made a print screen of the pupup screen with MSPaint and attached it. I currently set up my W7 as French so I don’t know what the correct English words are.
I tried this experiment again and filled the first 3 fields as: IP: 192.168.100.1 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 and the other as: 192.168.1.1. This has failed again. My router’s IP Address is: 192.168.1.1.
Can any body help me figure out what need to be set in the fourth and fifth box?
I also remember that my PC motherboard has two LAN ports. Only one is used. I could change the parameters of the other one. I have a cross cable and the ML1100 and PC could be connected directly. Would it be the same way to make the settings for both scenarios?