NetEdit v3 Revision History
Problems / Additions / Changes
Added Support for Rev 8A hardware
versions of the BX-DMIO, BX-MBIO, BX-EBC100. This version of NetEdit is required to either:
- update a BX-DMIO, BX-MBIO or BX-EBC100 that is H/W Rev 8A or
- update a BX-DMIO, BX-MBIO or BX-EBC100 that is H/W Rev 5A using
v4.2.16 boot loader & v4.2.100 firmware files.
Note: using an older revison of
NetEdit to either update Rev 8 Hardware or use Rev 8 boot loader and
firmware files will leave the DMIO, MBIO, or EBC100 stuck in the booter
(ERR LED blinking). To remedy this in either case, use NetEdit v3.17e to
reload the boot loader and firmware files.
Fixed a problem that prevented 10Base-T versions of our Ethernet devices
from showing up properly. These devices would show up in the list with
Ethernet (MAC) Addresses of 00:00:00:00:00:00 and a Device Type of
Now installs IPConfig103.exe (a utility that uses a directed broadcast to
manually set the IP address information of a device that can't be seen in
Added firmware folders for new hardware revisions of H2-EBC100, H2-ERM100,
MB-GATEWAY, and GS-EDRV100.
Fixed a problem that prevented Live Update from seeing updates because of
the browser cache settings.
Correctly read new IP Settings after an update.
Fixed a problem where the Flags in the Advanced ECOM Settings were
not properly set.
Fixed a problem where the IP Settings were not properly being read if the
device's current IP is 255.255.255.255.
Added support for H0-ECOM100 Rev 9 hardware. Added the H0-ECOM100n2 folder
for the boot loader and firmware files for the Rev 9 H0-ECOM100.
Fixed a probem that caused NetEdit3 to continue to use directed broadcasts
after selecting a device to set up.
Added support for D2-262CPU.
Added support for BX-DMIO (Do-more I/O), BX-EBC100 and BX-MBIO (Modbus I/O).
For Devices that support Modbus/TCP, added ability to disable using port 502
and specify a range of alternate port numbers to use.
Added support for BX-ECOMLT.
Note: any time the boot loader in
the BX-ECOMLT is updated you must also reload the operating system
Fixes a crash that would occur on some computers when a NIC
was selected from the list of available Adapters.
Adds the ability to connect to a single device by manually specifying
the MAC address or IP address; removes need to do a network broadcast.
Installs IPConfigTool which can set the IP
Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address of out Ethernet devices using
a directed broadcast to the MAC address of the device. This provides a
way to reconfigure the IP addressing of a device whose current IP
addressing makes it unreachable on the current TCP/IP network and IPX
protocol is not available on the Operating System being used.
Live Update now uses a different process to detect and then
download updated firmware files from the Host Engineering website.
Note: As of this update,
earlier versions of NetEdit3 will no longer be able to detect and
download updated firmware files. It is highly recommended that you
upgrade to the latest version of NetEdit3.
Added the Network-> Adapter menu option. On computers that
have multiple NICs (Network Interface Card), this option allows the user
to specify which NIC that NetEdit should use.
Added the following three configuration options to the
ECOM/ECOM100 Advanced dialog:
- Enable PEERLINK (ECOM100) - reserved for use with the
- Enable DIP Switch 5 Lockout - allows the use of DIP
Switch #5 to write protect the configuration of ECOM and ECOM100, and
removing the ability to update the firmware and boot loader. Refer to
history for the ECOM100 modules for more information on this new
- Enable Web Server (ECOM100) - enables and disables
the ability to use a web browser to configure the ECOM100. Refer to the
for the ECOM100 modules for more information on this new feature.
Fixed a problem that would sometimes leave the 100Base-T devices stuck in
the boot loader after a failed firmware update.
Fixed a problem with
the firmware update progress bar.
Added support for
- Added a new group of
options to the Advanced tab for the ECOM100 which allows the user to
Force the ECOM100 into 10Mb mode (instead of 10/100Mb mode), and allows
the user to make the HTML configuration pages read-only, thereby
preventing updates to the ECOM100 configuration via a web browser.
- Lengthened timeouts
when updating firmware for T1H-PBC and H2-PBC.
- Added ability to
include username/password for e-mail authentication.
Fixed a bug that was
introduced in 3.7a that would cause the firmware update process to fail.
- Display more
informative messages for errors during Live Update.
- No longer include
firmware files for Ethernet devices, use Live Update to get the latest
firmware files, or download All_Firmware_Binary_Files.Zip (on
Support->Firmware page) if you can't use Live Update.
- Added 'Test Email'
option for Hx-ECOM100s.
- Excluded the
following addresses from being used in the IP Address field for all
ECOM100s and EBC100s:
224.x.x.x through 255.x.x.x (Multi-cast range)
127.0.0.0 & 127.0.0.1
Added a field to adjust the Modbus Slave Timeout
value under the Advanced dialog. When the ECOM100 is operating as a
Modbus TCP/IP slave, this timeout value is used to delete Modbus
connections that haven't been accessed within the defined time period.
This feature requires
matching firmware in the ECOM100 modules.
- Changed the "Test CPU
Access!" function so that it works like the CPU detection function
in our DirectSOFT PLC Programming Software.
- No longer display a "Conflict" (an asterisk
in the 'C' column of the selected device) if
DHCP addressing is enabled and the "underneath" IP address is 0.0.0.0.
- Fixed problem that caused "Error 209 from
- Fixed problem that caused "Error 0" after upgrading
firmware in H4-EBC, H4-ECOM or H2-ECOM.
- Added more descriptive messages for Winsock errors.
Added ability to adjust the timeout value for
Modbus/TCP requests in the H2-ECOM100. If the ECOM100 is begin used as a
Modbus/TCP master, this is the timeout value used by the ECOM100 when it
processes the RX / WX instructions which are used to do the master /
Fixed a problem that prevented NetEdit v3 from being
able to upgrade a device that had a release 2.xx.yy boot loader.
- Added configuration support for the new H2-EBC100 and
This new version of NetEdit v3 is required to configure the new options
available in the H2-EBC100 and the H2-ECOM100.
- Fixed a problem with the firmware and booter loader
upgrade process where an error during the upgrade wasn't detected, so it
looked like the upgrade process worked when in fact it didn't.
- Added configuration support for the new T1H-EBC100.
This new version of NetEdit is required to configure the new options
available in the T1H-EBC100.
- Added reporting of MODBUS/TCP I/O addressing in the
Show Base Contents dialog
- Added ability to display the hardware version
- Created installation file
(SetupNE3.Exe) for NetEdit v3.
- Increased the maximum number
of devices that can be displayed from 100 to 500.
- Fixed a bug where if
the PLC containing an ERM was in the RUN mode, NetEdit would appear to
make a change to ERM parameters, but they would not actually occur.
- Improved error reporting on
failed attempts to write configuration data.
- Added File->Export.
- Initial Release