EtherNet/IP Hardware and IP Addressing eLearning course

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EtherNet/IP Hardware and IP Addressing

Course overview

This interactive, self-paced eLearning course explains the concepts of Ethernet Industrial Protocol (EtherNet/IP) hardware and IP addressing. You will learn about EtherNet/IP hardware components, network topologies, how to design and optimize an EtherNet/IP network, and how to configure EtherNet/IP drivers and IP addresses for EtherNet/IP devices.

EtherNet/IP Hardware and IP Addressing eLearning course screenshots

The course uses professional illustrations and animations to help clarify concepts of EtherNet/IP networking. Detailed background information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to reference materials provide you with a variety of learning tools. These tools will provide you with the knowledge required to select the appropriate hardware when designing EtherNet/IP networks, and configure a Stratix 5700 managed switch. You will also learn how to configure an EtherNet/IP driver, and configure EtherNet/IP addresses using Studio 5000 Logix Designer, RSLinx software, and BOOTP-DHCP software.

We also have a companion course on EtherNet/IP Communications and Diagnostics ->

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Course content

Listed here are the content lessons in the EtherNet/IP Hardware and IP Addressing course. In addition to the content lessons, all iTEK Trainer courses include a course introduction, module-level practice lessons, and pre- and post-testing. Select each item to see the learning objectives for each lesson.

  • Understand the OSI Model.
  • Understand the difference between Ethernet networks and EtherNet/IP networks.
  • Understand how EtherNet/IP networks accommodate industrial control.
  • Understand the purpose and composition of IP addresses.
  • Determine the class of IP addresses.
  • Identify public and private IP addresses.
  • Understand how domain names and IP addresses relate.
  • Classify the environments in which an EtherNet/IP network will be used.
  • Select EtherNet/IP network cable components.
  • Select a topology to use for an EtherNet/IP network.
  • Select an EtherNet/IP network wiring scheme.
  • Design grounding and bonding for an EtherNet/IP network.
  • Select EtherNet/IP hardware components.
  • Define the purpose of a switch.
  • Understand the benefits of a managed switch.
  • Identify the features of a Stratix 5700 managed switch.
  • Identify the ports and indicators of the Stratix 5700 switch.
  • Set up the Stratix 5700 switch by running the Express Setup feature.
  • Differentiate explicit and implicit connections.
  • Differentiate CIP and TCP connections.
  • Understand the types of CIP connections.
  • Determine the total number of CIP connections on a network.
  • Determine system bandwidth requirements.
  • Predict maximum input and output times for CIP connections without and with system delays.
  • Optimize an EtherNet/IP network.
  • Purpose of an EtherNet/IP driver.
  • Information that must be configured and modified for EtherNet/IP modules.
  • Tools you can use to configure and modify an EtherNet/IP module’s IP address.
  • Add an EtherNet/IP communication driver using RSLinx software.
  • Determine network setting information for a computer.
  • Configure an EtherNet/IP communication driver using RSLinx software.
  • Ping an IP address.
  • Troubleshoot a failed ping request.
  • Use a subnet mask to diagnose a router problem.
  • Obtain a device’s MAC address by using an ARP command.
  • Configure IP addresses and subnet masks of EtherNet/IP network devices.
  • Enable BOOTP address assignment for devices.
  • Modify IP addresses and masks of EtherNet/IP network devices.
  • Configure and modify EtherNet/IP addresses using RSLinx software.
  • Configure and modify EtherNet/IP addresses using Logix Designer.
  • Understand what EtherNet/IP settings can be modified from an online and offline Logix Designer project.

Common EtherNet/IP questions

This course also includes animated and narrated tutorials that provide answers to common questions regarding EtherNet/IP networking. Common questions include:


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