Complete the following steps on the MachineShop Toolbar and MachineShop Shell.
- Right click on the 'Network Neighborhood' icon on the desktop and select 'Properties'. The 'Network' dialog will appear.
- Select the 'Configuration' tab. The list will contain several items.
- Select the TCP/IP item for your Ethernet Network Interface Card and click on the 'Properties' button. The 'TCP/IP Properties' dialog will appear. Select the 'Specify an IP address' radio button and specify an IP address and Subnet Mask; however. The IP Address cannot specify the same network that will be configured for the Dial-Up Adaptor connection (10.0.0.1). Specify a valid dedicated (static) IP Address for the company network. For example, at CTC Parker Automation our network is 172.25.8.X. A valid Static IP Address is 172.25.8.201. No other computer on the company network may use this IP Address.
Using the Powerstation and the MachineShop Shell software, TCP/IP should be configured to exist on the same network as the MachineShop Toolbar. The IP Address must be static. For example, if the IP Address of the MachineShop Toolbar is set to 172.25.8.201 and the Subnet Mask is set to 255.255.255.0; the PowerStation can be configured as follows:
- IP Address: 172.25.8.202
- IO Mask: 255.255.255.0
- Interface: NE2000
Again, no other computer on the company network may use the IP Address configured for the PowerStation.