|BECKHOFF Fieldbus Components: Addressing|
If the address is to be set by the Beckhoff BootP server, then set DIP switch 9 to ON (1) and DIP switch 10 to OFF (0). DIP switches 1-8 then no longer have any address function. If this is not the case, the Bus Coupler will report LED error code 6 -4. The TCP/IP ERROR LED flashes while the address is being allocated.
The address assigned by the BootP server is stored, and the
BootP service will not be restarted after the next cold
The address can be cleared again by reactivating the manufacturers' settings (using the KS2000 software or by DIP switch and end terminal).
The IP address assigned by the BootP server is only valid until
the Bus Coupler is switched off. The BootP server must assign a new
IP address to the Bus Coupler at the next cold start.
The address is, however, retained through a software reset of the Bus Coupler.
Beckhoff supply a BootP server for Windows 98, ME, NT4.0, NT2000 and XP. You find the installation version on the Beckhoff TwinCAT CD folder >Unsupported Utilities< or http://download.beckhoff.com/.
As soon as the BootP server has started, the New MAC
Address window shows all the Beckhoff nodes that are working in
BootP mode and still have not received an IP address. The
assignment of the MAC-ID to
IP address is made with the "<<" button. Successful
assignment is displayed in the log window.
To start the BootP server automatically when your PC boots, it is only necessary to provide a shortcut in the Windows autostart folder. Include the /Start parameter in the shortcut (.../TcBootPDlg.exe/start).