Checking the connection with "ping"
Once you are finished with the network settings, make a check with "ping" to confirm that you can
send and receive data normally. Here, "ping" is a network diagnostic tool incorporated into the OS as
a standard feature. A simple description of how to use "ping" incorporated into Windows XP is
described below so refer to it when needed. If using "ping" while incorporated into another OS or
TCP/IP protocol, then consult the instruction manual for that particular device.
1) Click the "Start" button, point to "All
Programs", and select "Accessories" -
"Command Prompt" to open the "Command
2) Run the ping command.
Following the command prompt ">", enter
"ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" and press the Enter key.
In the "ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" portion, enter the
IP address of the robot controller.
3) The screen on the right shows an example that
normal communication is established.
4) The screen on the right shows an example that
normal communication is not established. If this
happens, recheck the network device and
settings, and eliminate the trouble.
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