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- January 20, 2019 at 9:02 pm #3675James Kevin TingsonParticipantKarma: 33Rank: Padawan
Is it possible to assign a gateway address to a S7-300 plc without redownloading the program, since the plc is in operation mode and has a password when were downlading a program.
Thanks in advance.January 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm #3676Wayne SchaeferModeratorKarma: 122Rank: Jedi
I am fairly certainly you must reload the configuration with the new hardware settings. A restart may also be required. Of course, it is always advisable to halt the operation controlled by the PLC before making any changes as there is always the chance of an error(s) that could inadvertently force the PLC into STOP Mode.
– WayneJanuary 20, 2019 at 10:09 pm #3677James Kevin TingsonParticipantKarma: 33Rank: Padawan
Noted Sir, since the plc is protected with a password, what is the best way to assign a gateway address? Can we bypass or remove the password?January 20, 2019 at 10:50 pm #3678Wayne SchaeferModeratorKarma: 122Rank: Jedi
Do you have the current password? If not, there are several options but they all involve destruction of the current running program on the memory card, reformatting (with the Field PG) or replacing the memory card altogether. Based on my past experience with near disasters, any password work-around should be tested on a separate PLC with a Separate Memory Card so as to not adversely affect your current setup. Also do not try to reformat Siemens Memory Cards without a Siemens Field PG.January 20, 2019 at 11:23 pm #3679James Kevin TingsonParticipantKarma: 33Rank: Padawan
Understood sir, thanks for the info’s, and ideas. It helps a lot.
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