NetEdit v3 is the the free utility that is used to manage many aspects of our Ethernet-enabled devices. This includes the configuration of the network settings, updating the firmware in the devices, and setting up any runtime configuration options that are available. The use of an Excel-style grid allows the list of devices to be sorted by any column. The built-in Export feature will save the current device list information to a CSV file. The 'Restore Factory Settings' function will reset Name, Module ID, IP Address and Description of a device to their default values.

Live Update

NetEdit v3 also has an integrated firmware update facility for all of the EBCs & EBC100s, ECOMs, ECOM-Fs, ECOM100s & BX-ECOMLTs, BX-MBIOs, GS-EDRVs & GS-EDRV100s, ERMs & ERM100s, PBCs, the H0-PSCM, and the MB-Gateway. The 'Live Update' facility will retrieve the latest firmware files from the Host Engineering web site, then indicators in the 'F', 'B' and 'C' columns will show which devices have out of date firmware, out of date boot loaders, and/or address configuration conflicts. Note: You may have to disable Window's built-in firewall to successfully update the firmware or boot loader in the Ethernet device. You can turn always it back on after the firmware update has completed.

Note: with the release of NetEdit version 3.12, 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.


Is a utility program that is installed in the same folder as NetEdit. It used to write the IP configuration in any of our Ethernet devices by finding the device on the network using its hardware (MAC) address. This is typically used to recover a device that was given IP Address data that is not valid for the network that it is physically connected to.

(ECOM & ECOM100) PEERLINK Setup, Test CPU Access, Test EMail Setup

Setup the internal Peer-to-Peer configuration table in ECOMs and ECOM100s so that networking instructions (RX / WX and NETRX / NETWX) will not be forced to use TCP/IP broadcasts. The Peer-to-Peer configuration table in ECOM100s can also be configured to allow the ECOM100 to operate as a Modbus TCP/IP client (master) utilizing the DirectLOGIC PLC's networking instructions (RX / WX and NETRX / NETWX).

NetEdit3 also has the 'Test CPU Access' function to verify the backplane communication through the ECOM and ECOM100 to the PLC's CPU. The 'Test Email' function allows you to test the Email configuration parameters that are stored in the ECOM100 and you can setup Email Authentication via a User ID and Password if required.

(EBC / EBC100 / BX-DMIO / BX-MBIO) Show Base Contents

When used to configure Remote Base Controllers, the 'Show Base Contents' function will display a list of the I/O modules that are in the base, and if applicable, will display their Modbus TCP/IP addresses.

NetEdit version 3.16 or later is required to setup any analog input or output modules in an BX-MBIO or BX-EBC100 system. This analog module setup must be done via the Ethernet port even if using Modbus/RTU (serial) as the controlling protocol for the connected I/O.

Last Update    : 27 March 2019
Version           : 3.17b

View the NetEdit v3 Revision History

Minimum System Requirements

  • 1 GHz CPU
  • Windows XP (Pro and Home, 32-bit) - this Operating System is no longer supported by Microsoft, but it will most likely still work with NetEdit.
    Windows Vista (Home, Basic and Premium, 32 or 64-bit) - this Operating System is no longer supported by Microsoft, but it will most likely still work with NetEdit.
    Windows 7 (Home, Professional, and Ultimate, 32 or 64-bit)
    Windows 8 (Home, Pro and Enterprise 32 or 64-bit; Windows 8 RT edition is NOT supported).
    Windows 8.1 (Home, Pro and Enterprise 32 or 64-bit; Windows 8.1 RT edition is NOT supported).
    Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education; Windows Mobile and Mobile Enterprise NOT supported).
  • 1 GB RAM and 5 MB free hard disk space
  • 10-Base-T or 10/100-Base-T Ethernet network card
  • Color SVGA monitor (1024 x 768)

NetEdit3 is perfectly suitable for use with laptop computers as long as they meet the requirements shown above.