Change Device name on ABS ENT 10/100


#1

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Hi Wei,

The configuration file that stores the device name is ethcfg.cfg and can be accessed using FTP, HTTP, Telnet, or directly via the mailbox interface. Please see: https://www.anybus.com/docs/librariesprovider7/default-document-library/manuals-design-guides/hms-scm-1200-008.pdf?sfvrsn=2e37aed6_12

For the Compactcom, have you tried using the GSD Generator Tool here: https://www.anybus.com/support/file-doc-downloads/compactcom-40-series-specific/?ordercode=AB6605

Kyle


#3

Hi Kyle

When I use STEP7 and TIA Portal to get on profinet network.

None of them find this card, so that I can not change Device name. But strange thing is, except I can not find this card, this card is working well, I can control our machine very well via this card.

I just can not find the device name and I can not change device name.

That is the exactly thing happens on customer as well.

Please help.

Wei


#4

Hi Kyle

This is the ethcfg.cfg file in my Profinet card.

As you can see, there is no place holder for Device name which is critical for Profinet. I come with default device name : abs-prt

I really need to be able to change this name.

Please advise.

Wei


#5

Sorry, Kyle

Pls disregard the previous emails.

It works, nothing wrong the your gsd file which I first doubt about. The reason is , I use virtual machine running step7 and TIA, but to see the Device name, it has to go throught Profinet format packet, which will not pass via NAT.

Once I set to Bridge, it works.

Sorry about all the emails and thank you so much for your support.

Wei


#6

Also, I can see it via IP-Config tool. But I just can not see it on Step7 or TIA Portal.

Wei


#7

No problem and I wish I could have helped you more, but we are a little behind in tickets this afternoon.

Do you think that not seeing in Step7 or TIA is due to your network configuration not forwarding broadcast packets over bridge?

Kyle


#8

Exactly. To pass profinet broadcast packet, NAT will not work. Only Bridge works.

Wei