We have a customer that is having troubles with their AB7701. I’m less experienced here, so bare with me.
They have an old PLC that only communicates via serial communication (not sure what type of serial), and wants to be able to tie it into their existing network via ethernet. This way they can connect to the device through the network, and not directly.
OLD PLC -> Serial -> Anybus -> Ethernet -> Network -> Ethernet -> Computer
They have already gone through the process of the IPConfig software, but are stuck while using the SerialIP software. It seems that they can’t figure out what communication protocol they are going to be using on the computer in order to communicate to this PLC over their network. Virtual com ports come up as an option, but that doesn’t make sense since that is a USB connection, not an IP address ethernet connection.
Let me know if I need to provide more information… Hopefully this makes some sense.