DeviceMaster 500 Programming the IP Address
After installing the hardware, you are ready to program the network information
(IP address) into the DeviceMaster 500 using PortVision Plus DX.
PortVision Plus has been replaced by PortVision DX. PortVision Plus does not support SocketServer versions v9.00 or above
and NS-Link device drivers (Windows) v10.10 or above.
If necessary, install PortVision DX.
After installing PortVision DX, program the IP address into the DeviceMaster using the following procedure.
Start PortVision DX using the PortVision DX desktop shortcut or from the Start
button, click Programs > Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. > PortVision DX > PortVision DX.
Depending on your operating system, you may need to click
Yes to a User Account Control message.
If this is the first time you have opened PortVision DX, click Scan.
Choose the appropriate device types and then click Scan to locate DeviceMaster units
on the same Ethernet segment of this network.
PortVision DX locates all Comtrol Ethernet-attached devices if you select all of the device types.
You can save time if you only scan for device types that you have on the network or want to locate.
Right-click the DeviceMaster for which you want to program network information and
click the Properties option.
Optionally, rename the DeviceMaster in the
Device Name field. A Device Name is required.
The default name is Device and the last three octets of the MAC address.
The MAC address is automatically loaded and cannot be changed.
Optionally, enter the Serial Number. The serial number is located on a label on the DeviceMaster.
The Device Status is the same status as listed on the Main screen.
Select the appropriate Detection Type:
REMOTE means that the DeviceMaster is not connected to this segment of the
network and it uses IP communications, not MAC communications.
LOCAL means that the DeviceMaster is on this local network segment and uses MAC communications.
An IP address is not required but Technical Support recommends using an IP address.
Change the DeviceMaster network properties as required for your site.
If you want to run the DeviceMaster using the MAC addressing scheme,
click Disable IP.
To use the DeviceMaster with DHCP, click DHCP IP,
and make sure that you provide the MAC address of the DeviceMaster to the network administrator.
Make sure that the administrator reserves the IP address, subnet mask and gateway address of the
DeviceMaster in the DHCP server.
To program a static IP address, click Static IP
and enter the appropriate values for your site.
Leave the default Bootloader Timeout value.
Click Apply Changes
to update the network information on the DeviceMaster.
You can use the help system for information about
using PortVision DX.
Click Close to exit the
Optionally, refer to the
DeviceMaster 500 Installation and Configuration Guide for procedures to program the IP
address in the DeviceMaster 500 through a serial connection (null-modem cable) with RedBoot.
After configuring the network, you are ready to check the firmware versions and possibly
update the firmware before configuring the ports.