MB-GATEWAY FAQ0001 (similar to EBC FAQ0087, ECOM FAQ0115, EDRV FAQ0030)
Q: How many Modbus TCP masters/clients can the MB-GATEWAY support?
A: Twelve (12) simultaneous TCP connections are maintained. If a
13th master/client attempts to communicate, then the MB-GATEWAY will reset
(RST) the oldest TCP connection (i.e. close one master/client's TCP
Q: How can the MB-GATEWAY be recovered if its IP address and/or Ethernet settings make it disappear from NetEdit?
A: There are two ways to get this back:
This will cause it to reset all network settings to factory default and flash Status and Error
lights. In this mode it should be visible in NetEdit again where you
can fix the Ethernet settings, but it will not function properly. So
after fixing the settings, repeat the above steps flipping Dip Switch #6 OFF in step (2).
the protocol in NetEdit to IPX by clicking on the <IPX> button.
If IPX protocol is loaded on your PC, this will usually allow you to
see the MB-GATEWAY. Then you can simply edit the Ethernet settings from
there. However, IPX is missing on Windows operating systems starting
with WinVista and Win7. Thus, the next method...
- Dip Switch #6 is reserved just for this issue.
(1) Power MB-GATEWAY OFF.
(2) Flip Dip Switch #6 ON.
(3) Power MB-GATEWAY ON.