Configure Your Network

Setting up the connection between your PC and Motorcortex.

To be able to connect to a Motorcortex Controller, Your computer should be connected to the local network of the Motorcortex Controller. It is important that the user sets a fixed IP address to the Client computer. This chapter will explain how to set a fixed IP address.

Please select the OS you are using:


After your PC has booted and you have logged in it’s time to go trough the following steps:

  1. Go to System Settings.

  2. In System Settings go to the Network tab.

  3. Under Wired go to Wired Settings by clicking the cogwheel ⚙️ icon.

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  4. In Wired Settings go to the IP4 tab.

  5. Set IPv4 Method to Manual.

  6. Fill in Addresses for the Address: 192.168.2.XYZ, where XYZ is not equal to the controller ip and smaller than 255. (Motorcortex Controller default IP address is 192.168.2.100).

  7. Fill in Addresses for the Netmask: 255.255.255.0.

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Test your connection

After configuring your connection it is time to check if your connection is working

  1. Connect your controller with your pc using the Ethernet port (In the virtual machine this is already set-up).

  2. Check if your connection is established by pinging the controller by using the following command in the terminal.

    ping 192.168.2.100 -c 5
    
  3. The the terminal should give you a answer that 5 packets have been transmitted and 5 received. If this is not the case please make sure you check out Connection Troubleshooting section that serves as a step by step guide.

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  4. Congratulations you have established a connection!


  1. Press the Windows-key and type Ethernet Settings.

  2. In the Ethernet tab click Change connection properties.

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  3. Right-click on your wired ethernet adapter (the one with a network cable in it) and select Properties.

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  4. Click in the list on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

  5. Click on Properties.

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  6. Select Use the following IP address:.

  7. Fill for the IP Address:: 192.168.2.XYZ, where XYZ is not 100 and smaller than 255 (MOTORCORTEX Controller default IP address is 192.168.2.100).

  8. Fill for the Netmask:: 255.255.255.0.

  9. Click OK

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  10. Next check if the connection works by open Windows command line (Windows-key and type cmd).

  11. In the command line type the following command

    ping 192.168.2.100 -n 5
    
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  12. Congratulations you have established a connection!


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The next step is to learn how to get remote access and transfer files between your pc and your controller. Remote Access & File Transfer

Last modified April 1, 2022: Replace *Linux* with *Ubuntu* (9e3fdb69)