Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:38 pm Post subject: network win CE based CNC machine with my laptop
I recently purchased a used CNC drill line for my shop, and I have located an off-line software I can use to write files for it when home, etc.
The snafu I have is that I don't know how to network this machine to my XP based laptop for transfer of these files.
The machine has no floppy or USB drive, but the mainboard of the console has an integrated NIC that I can plug an etherney cable into (so networking seems plausable).
It's the configuring of this type of connection that I have little experience with.
Any ideas on where to start?
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Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:43 pm Post subject:
I would try plugging it into a router and see what IP address the CNC gets. Then try accessing the address using the web browser by typing the IP address. Also, you can try accessing \\ip address\ and see if there are any network shares on t. _________________ Chris De Herrera
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I have the machine physically plugged into the network, but I can't seem to check if the connection is active.
It's a relatively stripped down version (circa 2000) and there is no command prompt option (to do an "ipconfig", etc) or taskbar.
How do I check the machine's address?
Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 3:46 pm Post subject: making progress ...
OK - the machine is connecting to the network & has an ip address on the local network.
I pinged www.google.com with no problems.
So far so good.
Now I need to access my windows XP shares (if possible).
The machine's network ID page only has space for u/n, password & domain (?), but no workgroup.
When I type //desktop/share in the address bar it thinks about it for a while but ultimately shows nothing (not even an error message).
How do domains and workgroups differ, and is their a work-around (ftp maybe)?
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