History is here, and the actual state is from the bold paragraph:
I have in front of me a KUKA KR 180 R2500 Extra robot with KRC 4 8.3.13 software. I am working with WorkVisual 6.0.
This robot came to us as an accessory to a big machine that our parent company has used in Germany, but we could not make the space for the robots by the machine, so we want to make a new purpose for the robots. (We've got 2 almost identical robots, but I've only starte to use the first, because I do not want to mess up two at the same time.
Firtsly, I was able to open and save the project that was originally used in Germany from the robot. I also have managed to restore the robot from it the teach pendant, by pressing the left side WorkVisual icon and then in the menu that opens slowly I selected the option that is called Shipment State in my main language, basically it means that it is a factory reset. Initial Setup or something. Sorry for not being accurate with this, but I guess you know what I mean.
So after doing it, I was able to finally move the robot and make a new basic program that is just a loop between two positions, and it worked great in T1.
The issue was, you see, that these robots were quite badly removed from Germany, basically they cut ALL of the wires that goes into the controller, except the axes motor and encoder cables, plus these robots have EtherCAT inside and then converted to PROFIBUS, neither of which can we work with. Nevertheless, I managed to make the robot work with this factory reset project activation.
After that, I wanted to upload it to WoV, but WoV did not find the robot at the IP adress I have already used before. Thinking that maybe the Initial Setup (or idk what it's real English name is) set the IP address to something else, I went into "Commissioning" (again, might be an inaccurate name), Network Configuration, and then set the address to 192.168.1.70 which I've used before, and also maybe the mask to 255.255.255.0.
That's where the problems started. I could not connect to the robot at all, I had to go to IT to get a DVI cable (which was already pointed out in some other threads by panic mode and SkyeFire and thankfully I've managed to get back to connecting the TP to the controller.
(I have set the Virtual Network Controller to 192.168.0.1, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.0.2 as IP/mask/GW under Windows Control Panel)
Now the TP was working, and the robot was having it's IP settings up as the above plus in the Commissioning->NetworkConfig there was the 192.168.1.70, I was able to ping the robot from my laptop, but WoV still did not see it, telling me that there is nothing by that adress to connect to. I have already plugged the laptop directly into the KLI interface, as both of the above mentioned helpers have pionted out in other threads before.
This is where I am at.
I have made a cold start to the system (and this happens either by selecting or deselecting the "reloading of all files" option), and now the TP would not connect at all, getting stuck at "Waiting for cyclic connection....". I then checked the network adapter settings again in the Control Panel, and I can see that the Gateway field became empty. I refill it with 192.168.0.2, and the TP connects almost instantly. But after another restart, the Gateway field becomes empty again.
I have also tried to input 192.168.1.70 into the virtual network adapter, and it has said to me that this IP address is already in use in the "Advanced..." tab of the adapter IPv4 settings. I spent some time figuring this out because of a graphical glitch, but there were 3 IP adresses there: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.70, and something 172..... I checked the other robot and ther e was only the 192.168.0.1 there, and the 192.168.0.2 at the bottom field as a gateway.
So now I am at a state where I have deleted the 192.168.1.70 from the Advanced... tab's IP adresses field, and now I cannot ping the robot anymore.
WoV still does not see the robot, and also the GW field becomes empty at every restart.
I hope that you can help me with this issue, as it is kinda infuriating that on time WoV works, but movement does not, and once movement is solved, WoV does not work anymore, also because of the GW field going empty, TP does not connect automatically at startup.
I hope that I have given every info that will be needed, but if not, ask freely, I will appreciate any helping motivated comments to this problem.
Best regards to anyone reading this.