The Ethernet Network Interface transfers data between the FieldDAQ device and the network. It gathers the data into TCP/IP packets that can be sent across the network and interpreted by the host.
The FieldDAQ device has two 8-pin X-coded M12 Ethernet ports—0 and 1. You can use a shielded straight-through Ethernet or an Ethernet crossover cable with either of the Ethernet ports to network your device to a computer host, NI Linux Real-Time controller, another FieldDAQ device, or any network connection on the same subnet.
You can use the Ethernet ports to reset the FieldDAQ device to factory-default settings. Refer to Resetting the FieldDAQ to Factory-Default Settings for more information.
Cap the Ethernet ports when not in use.