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Can the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver Communicate with an S7-1500 Controller?


Last Update: 11/7/2018
Yes, it can. The S7-1500 controller has an embedded Ethernet port that supports S7 communications over the Ethernet protocol. It must be configured to allow access from the server, however. For more information, refer to the instructions below.
  1. To start, open the PLC project in the S7 AI Portal software.
  2. Next, open PLC Properties.
  3. In the General tab, select Protection. Then, ensure that Full access (no protection) is enabled.

    Note: At this time, the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver does not support the use of a password.
  4. Next, check Permit access with Put/Get communication from remote partner. Then, save the settings.
  5. In the server, create a new channel. In Device Driver, select Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver from the drop-down list. Continue through the Channel Wizard, specifying channel properties as needed. Then, click Finish.
  6. Next, create a new device. In Model, select S7-1200 from the Device Model drop-down list. Continue through the Device Wizard, specifying device properties as needed. Then, click Finish.

    Note: At this time, the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver may be used for communications with an S7-1500 controller.
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