Course Description

An overview of setup, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of an Ethernet Network in a ControlLogix 5000 PLC system. Designed for engineering and maintenance personnel. This 8 hour course was designed to make participants more effective troubleshooters on an Ethernet connected PLC system. 

Course Outline

Ethernet Hardware

  • Computer
  • Communication Modules
  • Cabling 
  • Switches


Ethernet Addressing

  • IP Addresses
  • Subnet Masks
  • Host ID and Network ID
  • IP Classes
  • Assigning IP to the computer
  • Assigning IP to the communication module


RSLinx Software

  • Identify versions of RSLinx 
  • Using RSLinx with Ethernet
  • Configuring various Ethernet Communication Drivers
  • Understanding the RSWHO screen


Ethernet Operation & Troubleshooting

  • Block diagram operation of a Ethernet Network
  • I/O status indicators
  • Scanner Module status indicators
  • Interpreting remote I/O TAGS in the CLX memory


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