Configure Your CompactRIO System for First Use

In this section, learn how to configure the network settings of your CompactRIO controller. Before beginning this process, you should have the proper software installed on your computer and your CompactRIO system should be assembled, powered, and connected to a network or your development computer.

  1. Disable secondary network interfaces, such as the wireless access card on a laptop.

    For initial setup, NI software searches for your CompactRIO system through the primary network interface on your computer. Disabling all additional network interfaces ensures that your CompactRIO system is easy to find on the network.

  2. Open Measurement & Automation Explorer from the desktop or start menu.
    1. Expand Remote Systems.

    1. You should see your CompactRIO system under Remote Systems. Select it to view the network settings and then choose the appropriate option below:

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