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Legacy: Setting GPIB Properties in Windows 98/95/ME

Accessing the Device Manager

  • Under Start » Settings » Control Panel » System, select the Device Manager tab

Setting Board Properties

  1. In the Device Manager window, look for an entry called "National Instruments GPIB Interfaces" and double-click on it. You should see something like this:

    Device Manager


  2. Left-click once on your board to highlight it and then click on the Properties button to open the Properties window.

  3. Click on the NI-488.2 Settings tab. You should see something like this:

    NI-488.2 Settings

    The default settings for a typical GPIB board are shown in the image above. See the page of Tips on Setting GPIB Properties in Windows 98/95 for assistance.

  4. You can click on the Resources tab to view or edit the system resources assigned to your GPIB board. See the GPIB troubleshooting page on "Resolving Resource Conflicts in Windows 98/95" for your type of hardware for more information on how to adjust your board's resources:



Setting Device Properties

  1. In the Device Manager window, left-click once on the entry called "National Instruments GPIB Interfaces" to highlight it, like this:

    Device Manager


  2. Then click on the Properties button to open the National Instruments GPIB Interfaces Properties window.

  3. Under the General tab there is a checkbox labeled "Enable Support for DOS NI-488.2 Applications". You need to check this option, if you plan to run DOS-based GPIB programs.

  4. The Device Templates tab gives you access to device-specific settings, such as an instrument's Device Name, any special Termination Methods, and the name of the GPIB interface (i.e., GPIB board) that the instrument is communicating with.

    Device Templates


    See the page of Tips on Setting GPIB Properties in Windows 98/95 for assistance.


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