Hey, all. I have a customer who has an IRC5 that was delivered with the Ethernet/IP AnyBus option, but never used it until now. I need to activate the AnyBus interface and connect it to a PLC.
This looks completely straightforward, but I've noticed a potential issue. This robot was also delivered with the Discrete I/O option, and has a DSQC-1030 on the IP address 192.168.125.100. Now, this module isn't being used for anything, but it's still present and active in the I/O Config.
What concerns me is that the PLC EIP network I need to connect to is using the 192.168.125.* subnet. So setting the AnyBus adapter to anything compatible, it seems like this creates a potential conflict in the IP range with the LAN port
I've never run into this before, so I'm wondering:
- are there any prohibitions on using 192.168.125.* on the AnyBus port (or the LAN3 or WAN ports) in parallel with this Discrete I/O module?
- Actually, are there any prohibited IP ranges for the "public" network ports on the IRC5?
- Would I need to delete the Discrete I/O module to avoid conflicts with using that IP on the AnyBus port?
- Is there any way to get around this potential conflict using clever NetMask settings? The last time I tried using anything other than 255.255.255.0, the robot rebooted into System Failure until I reverted the change.