Communication parameters

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HMIs, human machine interfacesET-208Initial start-upConfiguration deviceMain menuCommunication parameters


Call up the communication parameter menu item by pressing the <F10> » COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS key at the im (Main menu ).




For the serial setting you only need to identify the station number. All other interface parameters are set by the SPSPlusWIN project and downloaded together with the project.

The default station number is 001.

You may enter any value between 1 and 247 for the station number.Use the "Termination" *1) parameter to activate the termination (by resistance) for the RS-485.

For the network settings, you may specify the IP address and the subnet screen of the operator interface in the respective fields.


See Symb_ExtKaptlExpand Main menu


From RTSetup version 3.00 onwards the network functionality and thus also the RTSetup menu has been expanded.

These expanded network settings now also include the option of entering the Gateway and DNS Server address of the operator interface in the associated fields.

The DHCP/BOOTP option lets you determine whether the operator interface should receive the network settings automatically from the associated DHCP server.

The following applies:

No:        No automatic transfer of network settings, manual configuration might be requi.

Yes:        Automatic transfer of network settings from the connected DHCP server.

The connection to the DHCP server is established and the network settings transferred once the <F6> » OK key has been pressed. *2)

The DHCP/BOOTP ENABLE is a YES / NO field.

- Data input without external keyboard:

By tapping on this field you can switch between YES and NO.

- Input via external keyboard:

Press the < EnterKey_16x9 > (Enter-) key and a pop-up window will appear where you can select YES or NO.



The "Termination" parameter is only available for the ET-2x8 series devices.


Please note that this requires a physical connection to the DHCP server.




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