NetEdit v3 Revision History
Problems / Additions / Changes
Fixed a problem of mis-reporting IP Address collision in
the Conflict column.
Added installation of ERM Workbench.
Fixed some UI problems in the BX-P-ECOMLT Advanced
Added an option for Do-more BRX CPUs to utilize DHCP (instead of only supporting hard coded IP Address option.
Added support for BX-ECOMEX.
Properly handle H0-ECOM100 hardware rev differences.
If no Ethernet devices found, prompt the user to select a different Network Adapter via the menu.
Added web links to NetEdit FAQs to the Help menu
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 later.
- 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
to use Rev 8 boot loader and firmware
files will leave the BX-DMIO, BX-MBIO, or BX-EBC100 stuck in the boot
loader (ERR LED blinking). To remedy this in either case,
use NetEdit v3.17e (or later) 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 UNKNOWN.
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 NetEdit).
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 (firmware).
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 Do-more CPU.
- 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 the
revision history for the ECOM100 modules for more information on this new feature.
- Enable Web Server (ECOM100) - enables and disables the ability to use a web browser to configure the ECOM100. Refer to the
revision history 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 the MB-Gateway and
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 DownloadBinFile".
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 / slave
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 H2-ECOM100. 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 information.
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 of NetEdit3.