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IP Addressing – Networking Fundamentals

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Ethernet technologies and Ethernet/IP protocols are an integral part of today’s industrial automation systems. In this, IP Addressing Fundamentals video, I explain in explicit detail, what an IP Address is and how it functions, what a Subnet Mask is and what it’s used for, and finally the role of the Default Gateway.

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address or IP Addressing serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.

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IP Communication Types

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In this video I will cover the various IP Communication Types used in Industrial Ethernet networks today.

Gone are the days when electricians and engineers spec and pull bundles of I/O conductors and interlock wires to-from machinery, robotics, and automation systems. As a result running 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inch conduits containing an abundance of control wires is a thing of the past. Now, we can run much smaller conduits that contain merely a network cables or cables, and perhaps a couple of low voltage power cables to power our network enabled devices.

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Stratix 5700 Express Setup Mode

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In this video I will show you step-by-step how configure the your new Stratix 5700 using the Stratix 5700 Express Setup Mode.

While the Express Setup itself is meant to be an easy method by which to configure the Stratix 5700 managed switch, it can be a little daunting initially. As a result, you can waste a considerable amount of time just trying to get passed the initial setup.

Hopefully, this video will alleviate that “pain” and get you up and running and into the switch as quickly as possible. I do recommend, if you haven’t done so already, you check out our introductory video on how to Configure PC to PLC Communication as part of our Networking Essentials video series. Alternatively, you can view it on our YouTube Channel!

Stratix 5700 Express Setup Video

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Configure PC to PLC Communication

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In this video I will show you how to configure PC to PLC communication over an Ethernet network. One of the biggest challenges I see with maintenance personnel and engineering support staff alike is the configurations necessary to configure their laptop or PC’s network settings to be on the same network as the PLC controller they are trying to connect.

As a result, the field service technician is unable to get online with a controller to perform the necessary troubleshooting task. To alleviate this problem, I have created a step-by-step YouTube video that walks the user through exactly how to perform these tasks.

This video was created as part of our Studio 5000 Essentials video series that you can be viewed YouTube or on our Learn PLC’s web page right here on PLCGurus.NET!

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