Your card seems Molex variant. Forget TIA portal configuration for GSD. It is only for Siemens cards.
1- Do you have Dual Channel Profinet option on robot ( R834) ?
2- Do you have manual for Dual Channel Profinet ?
If answers is No for both, please contact your local Fanuc dealer and get it.
On PC, You will need a software com Molex/Brad Communications called PFN-CT (ProfiNet Configuration Tool). This software comes bundled inside the robot option folder.
1) It defintely is a dual channel card as I remember seeing channel 1 and channel 2 when viewing the Profinet I/O on the robot TP.
Is there any other way to verify on the robot TP what card is installed and what software option is installed (I'm assuming R834 is a software version?)
I think that is where the confusion arises. I think I do indeed have the Molex variant.
2) I did get the Profinet configuration tool from Fanuc as well as this GSD file - GSDML-V2.3-Fanuc-A05B2600R834V830-20140601.
I am not sure if this is the correct GSD file for this card though? and our Fanuc agents weren't even sure themselves.
I would imagine that the GSD file I use is still quite important. With that said when I did the Hardware detection from TIA portal, it did seem to correctly identify the card that we we using 16 bytes out and 16 bytes in.
I have tried to follow the steps as listed in the profinet IO manaul for setting up the card using the Profinet configuration tool, but when searching for the available hardware in one of the steps, all I could see was my own Laptops IP address and not the card. Do you think it could have been blocked by the windows firewall? I am running windows 10. Unfortunately my Firewall is controlled by our sys admin and I couldn't check if this was the case.