Checklist for using a CP5511
Checklist for using a CP5511
You are using a CP5511 for setting up an online connection. If the connection is not set up as required, please run through the following checklist.
- The computer must be at least a Pentium 90 MHz or equivalent.
- Hardware interface: PCMCIA (PC CARD) Type 2 or Type 3 according to PCMCIA standard
- Possible interrupts: IRQ5, IRQ10, IRQ11, IRQ12, IRQ15
- Memory window: max. 64KB, min. 16KB, position and size are adapted to the memory available in the PC
- Plug-and-play functionality
Modern PCs sometimes provide ISA-to-PCI routed interrupts. You can assign not only 15 interrupts for ISA cards, but also higher IRQs. This then makes it possible for the installation of the CP5511 to be made automatically on a higher interrupt, e.g. IRQ 18. But the CP5511 definitely needs one of the interrupts specified (IRQ 5, 7, 10, 12 or 15). In its Knowledge Base (http:\\support.microsoft.com), article number 279256, Microsoft describes disabling IRQ Sharing for 16-bit PC cards that do not support ISA-to-PCI routed interrupts. Using our tool "CP5511INF.exe" you can set one of the interrupts recommended, but it must be free. You can download this tool from Entry ID: 9853739 - "CP 5511 is not correctly addressed under Windows 2000/XP".
The authorization of STEP 7 is stored in the "\ax nf zz" directory. Neither this directory nor the files stored in it are to be deleted. The license cannot be stored on a compressed drive. The license can also be installed later with AUTHORSW.EXE. Before deinstalling, transfer the license back to the floppy disk, otherwise it might be lost.
The CP5511 is to be slotted and installed in the first slot of your notebook. Make sure in the case of a plug-and-play installation that there are enough free resources available. If not, then you must disable the sound card, the USB controller and the LPT port in the BIOS. In most notebooks there is a PCI configuration in the BIOS with IRQ Line 1-4. You should use IRQs 9 and 10 there.
Using the PCMCIA card from IBM (IBM Ethernet credit card adapter II) can lead to a conflict in the memory assignment. A function cannot be guaranteed for the CP5511 if this Ethernet card is installed together with the CP5511 for example in socket II. If you want to use the CP5511, then please remove the IBM cards.
It is not possible to use a PCI/PCMCIA adapters when using the CP 5511 in a PC.
When installing software products (STEP 7, ProTool, WinCC, PDM, ...) please make sure that the complete software is installed on the same drive. Close all Windows programs and the control panel before installation. In Windows NT you must be logged on as Administrator, otherwise the installation will be incomplete, because you won't be able to make essential entries in the Registry).
Via "Start > SIMATIC > STEP 7 > PG-PC Interface Settings" you call the dialog for setting the parameters of the interface. Then click, for example, the interface parameter "CP5511(PROFIBUS)". Press the "Properties" button and enable "PG/PC is the only master on the bus " if there is no other master connected to the bus. Then acknowledge with "OK". Any warning you get about the access path being changed you confirm with "OK".
You can check your connection by calling the "PG-PC Interface" dialog and pressing the "Diagnostics" button. Press the "Test" button to see whether your communication is set up and if you press the "Read" button, you can see whether your slave answers.
We recommend that you read the information in our FAQ entitled "No online connection with the CP5511", which is available in the Internet under Entry ID: 11492532.
The following PCMCIA controllers are not released with the Windows 95 operating system:
- Omega Bridge Controller II
- Texas Instruments PCI-1130 Cardbus Controller
You need special drivers to operate the CP5511 in conjunction with a TI PCI controller. You can see which controller type is installed via "Control Panel > System > Device Manager" and clicking on the + sign in front of the PCMCIA connection. If in doubt, get in touch with the manufacturer of your notebook.
The CP 5511 is not recognized in WINDOWS 95 if a 3COM module is operated as a second module in Slot 2 of the PCMCIA interface and this module requires the full address area (EMS address area D000-DFFF).
Since the CP5511 requires 12 Kbytes in the address area D000-DFFF, but the second module occupies the complete address area, the CP5511 cannot be operated in parallel to this module. In this case you must move the address area of this 3COM module to another address area. If the second module cannot be moved to a different address area, then the only option you have is the so-called exclusive mode, i.e. only one of the modules can be operated at any one time, but never both at the same time. Alternatively we recommend using the CP1511 (6GK1 151-1AA00) instead of the 3COM module. In this way you can also operate LAN and MPI modules at the same time, i.e. network connection and ONLINE mode on an S7.
The self-extracting file "vxdtreib.exe" contains a new VXD driver for the module. Insert the file "cp5511.vxd" into the system directory of Windows 95. Replace the file already there. The online connection was tested with this driver.
vxdtreib.exe ( 17 KB )
The following PCMCIA controllers are not released with the WIN 98 operating system:Startup of the CP5511 in Windows 98 is released with the CD "SIMATIC NET PC / Windows October 1998". Parallel operation of PROFIBUS Softnet cards with each other or with a CP 5412(A2) is not supported.
- Omega Bridge Controller II
- Texas Instruments PCI-1130 Cardbus Controller
The CP 5511 is to be installed in the first slot of the notebook used. If the network card is in the first slot, then you must deinstall it. Windows 98 attempts to install the CP 5511 via plug-and-play, i.e. Windows 98 has to assign the free resources to the CP 5511. There must therefore be enough resources free for the CP 5511 to be installed in Windows 98 via plug-and-play. For this you must disable the sound card, the USB controller and the LPT port in the BIOS. In most notebooks there is a PCI configuration in the BIOS with IRQ Line 1-4. You should use IRQs 9 and 10 there.
If the sound card or the USB controller cannot be disabled in the BIOS, you can do this later in Windows 98 in the Device Manager via "Properties > Disable in the hardware profile". Then you delete the CP 5511 from the Device Manager and restart the computer. The CP 5511 is usually entered again with the same IRQ. After this recognition, restart the computer again. Call the program "Set PG/PC Interface", select the CP 5511 (MPI) and then click "Diagnostics". Now click "Test" and the OK message is displayed. Click "Read" to display the MPI address of the CP 5511.
If this is not the case, then please check the "CP5511.inf" file that is located in the "C:\Windows\inf" directory. In the Windows Explorer go to the menu "View > Options", open the "View" tab and make sure that the "Display all files" item is enabled. Open the file and check the date. If the date is earlier than 17.12.1997, replace the existing "CP5511.inf" file in the "C:\Windows\inf" directory with the "CP5511.inf" file from the download. Then you have to remove the card from the Device Manager and reinstall it.
Please note here that with this file you can also operate the CP5511 in Windows 98 SE.
Do not change the PCI configuration!
The CP 5511 must always be connected with the bus adapter. Otherwise the installation will not be done correctly.
File for downloading:
Cp5511.exe ( 23 KB )
Copy the self-extracting file "CP5511.exe" into a separate directory and then start the file with a double-click.
In Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) there is no error when installing the CP 5511 and the card is entered correctly in the Device Manager. Call the "Set PG/PC Interface", select the CP 5511 (MPI) and then click the "Diagnostics" button. If you now click "Test", you might get the error message "No interrupt free".
In this case there must be an old Inf file installed (CP 5511.inf release 96). If you replace the Inf file on the hard disk in Windows/INF with a file dated 17.12.97 (available in the attachment) and reinstall the CP 5511, then this behavior no longer occurs.
Inf file, release 17.12.97
Cp_5511.exe ( 33 KB )
The well-know and widely used plug-and-play system naturally requires an operating system that supports this. The current version V4.0 of Windows NT is not such an operating system. For you this means that the plug-and-play functions of the mother board and the BIOS are not used. Furthermore, the BIOS setting "Plug-and-play OS" must be set to "No". The system resources in Windows NT are installed for SIMATIC NET modules with the Setup (SIMATIC NET CD March 98 and later). You do not have to make any other entries.
You need Card Wizard for operating the CP 5511 in Windows NT. You must check whether the network cards implemented in each case are released for operation with the Card Wizard. The CP 5511 can be used in NT only with Card Wizard (or CardWare). For Windows NT 4.0 SP 4 the Card Wizard V4.10 must be installed (supplied on the accompanying floppy disk). However, if you want to use Windows NT 4.0 SP 5, you need Card Wizard V5.0.
- Deinstall all other card and socket services (e.g. Softtex).
Warning: Before deinstalling platform-specific drivers, check back with the manufacturer of your notebook about possible loss of guarantee or similar.
- Install Card Wizard.
- Slot the CP 5511 into the first PCMCIA slot and restart the computer.
- The card is now displayed in the Card Wizard marked with a red cross.
- Install the CP 5511 as network card via "Control Panel > Network". (The CP 5511 is entered under Network Cards only in STEP 7 V5.0 and higher. Then you can find the entry "SIEMENS CP 5511 PROFIBUS CARD" in "Network Cards > Add").
- Now you need free resources for the CP 5511. An IRQ is demanded. You can use IRQ 5, 7, 10, 11, 12 or 15 - but if at all possible, please use IRQ 5 by preference.
- Furthermore, the memory area must be specified (can be selected in each case via the basic configuration). These resources must be free and available. If a sound card is installed, you should disable this in the BIOS (it often occupies IRQ 5) and deinstall the associated drivers.
Warning: In "NT Resources > Diagnostics" only the enabled components are displayed.
- Install the CP 5511 also in "Set PG/PC Interface". Then restart the computer.
- Test whether the CP 5511 functions. Select the menu item "Start > Settings > Control Panel". Open the "Set PG/PC Interface" program, mark "CP 5511 (MPI)" and click "Diagnostics". Here you select the option "Test PROFIBUS/MPI network". If the resources are free, you get the "OK" message and then you just click "Read" to display the MPI address of the CP 5511.
Warning: For error-free communication you must use an MPI cable!
The Fujitsu&Siemens Lifebook E-Serie (Type 6585) is equipped with a new Cardbus Controller, Type "O2 MICRO OZ 711 E1". The version "V5.00.13" of the "Card Wizard" does not support the controller.
Install version V5.2 of Card Wizard. This supports the new hardware and you can install CP 5511 without any problems.
Because of complications in the plug-and-play mechanism of Windows 2000/XP Professional it might happen that the CP 5511 cannot be correctly addressed by the SIMATIC NET software or by STEP 7. Furthermore, unexpected resource conflicts might arise for the operating system.
Using a tool (see download) you can explicitly define the resources of the CP 5511 to be used to get round the weak point of the plug-and-play mechanism and thus put the CP 5511 into operation.
The CP 5511 communications processor requires a separate interrupt and a free memory area in the D segment of the computer. The card cannot share the resources with other hardware, as would be the case, for example, with PCI modules.
This tool is needed only if hardware is built into your computer, whose drivers do not signal to the operating system correctly which resources are occupied by that hardware and its drivers.
In such cases you might get double assignment of the resources which leads to the above-mentioned error scenario.
Manual and download can be found in the separate reference ID 9853739
When setting up an online connection via STEP 7 V5.1 + SP 1 in WIN 2000 + SP 1, it might happen that you get a blue screen when implementing the CP5511.
The blue screen appears when memory areas of the hardware components used overlap on the computer or are assigned multiple times. The memory areas are set by the operating system using Inf files.
Correct the memory areas in the Device Manager of WIN 2000 so that the memory areas of the individual hardware components no longer overlap or are no longer assigned multiple times.
If this is not possible, by replacing the attached Inf file "C5511w2k.inf" you can get the system to set a different memory area for the CP 5511.
C5511w2k.exe ( 29 KB )
Copy the "C5511w2k.exe" file into a separate directory and then start the file with a double-click. Unpack the file into this separate directory.
- Deinstall the CP5511 via "Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager". There under the "SIMATIC NET" entry you will find "CP5511" as a subitem. Mark the "CP5511", right click and then select "Deinstall...".
- Close down the computer and remove the card.
- Reboot the computer.
- Make a backup of the original Inf file just in case the original state has to be recovered. The original Inf file is in the directory "<DRIVE: WINNT\inf>". There you proceed as follows:
- If you cannot see the Inf directory and/or the Inf file, then in the Windows Explorer menu item "View > Options..." you enable the check box "Show all files". Disable the check box "No extensions for registered files" in the same menu.
- Once you have found the original Inf file ("C5511w2k.inf"), cut and paste it to the backup location.
- Copy the new Inf file "C5511w2k.inf" that you have downloaded and unpacked and paste it into the directory <DRIVE: WINNT\inf>".
- Close down the computer completely, disconnect it from the power supply and reinsert the card.
- Restart your computer and the card is recognized by the system and installed.
- Then you check to see whether the procedure has been completed successfully by selecting "Start > Settings > System > Hardware> Device Manager" and display the subitem "CP5511" by clicking the extension plus sign "+" on the left of the "SIMATIC NET" entry. Double-click this subitem to open the "Properties" of the CP5511. In the "Resources" tab, "D000-DFFF" (D segment) must be entered under "Memory".
- If this is not the case and you have kept exactly to the order of steps as described, then please get in touch with the Siemens Customer Support / Service Line.
Using the PCMCIA card from IBM (IBM Ethernet credit card adapter II) can lead to a conflict in the memory assignment. Functioning of the CP 5511 cannot be guaranteed if this Ethernet card is installed in Socket II (for example) along with the CP 5511.
Please remove the IBM cards if you wish to use the CP 5511.
Press the button "Update Drivers" (in Properties - Drivers) and the following message appears:
If the buttons "Diagnostics" and then "Test" are operated in "Set PG/PC Interface", the following error is displayed:
- Code 7 "Settings on module incorrect or driver not installed correctly".
- "Internal driver error when calling the Card&Socket Services".
This error message indicates an interrupt conflict. Proceed as follows to remedy this problems:
- Disable the sound card in the BIOS Setup.
- Remove the CP 5511 from the Device Manager, but leave it slotted in the PC.
- Restart the computer. The card is then entered automatically in SIMATIC NET but this time without the yellow exclamation mark. In "Set PG/PC Interface > Diagnostics > Test" you no longer get an error. Upon reading you get a display of the MPI users.
- You can enable the sound card again if the CP 5511 does not occupy IRQ 5.
More information on this is contained in the FAQ "No online connection with the CP5511" which is available in the Internet in the Entry ID: 11492532.
WIN Simocode Professional: the communication does not run via the CP5511. Error message 0029: interface error. Data cannot be read.
you need the additional software package SOFTNET DP when using the CP5511 in WinNT/95/98/ME. For Windows 2000 and Windows XP you have to install the software completely from the SIMATIC NET CD 11/2003.
Notebook "Latitude CPt C" (Dell)
In addition the following message is displayed in the SIMATIC NET Diagnostics - CP 5511(MPI):
"0x0313: baud rate does not match the network baud rate or wrong interrupt".
Check the BIOS version on your notebook.
If the version is older than V12, then please download the latest BIOS version from the DELL Support pages and install it on your computer.
It might happen that the DP/PA link signals a bus error via the LED (BF2), although with PDM the data has been received from the slave via the DP/PA link.
You have installed SIMATIC PDM on your notebook and are communicating via a CP 5511 and a DP/PA Link IM 157. If you receive data from your PROFIBUS PA slave with SIMATIC PDM via a DP/PA link, although the DP/PA link signals a bus error, this simply means that the DP/PA link module doesn't recognize a master. In other words, your DP/PA link module IM 157 has not been configured.
Since for cyclic communication SIMATIC PDM uses a different communications channel (C2 channel) on your notebook than the DP master, it can receive and display data from the slave via the DP/PA coupler and the DP/PA link. In other words, SIMATIC PDM communicates only on the basis of the slave address acyclically with the PA field device and independently of the PROFIBUS master configuration. If , however, you wish to have cyclic data processed in an S7 master on the PROFIBUS DP segment via a DP/PA link, then you must first configure the interface module IM 157. You must do this in the hardware configuration of the SIMATIC Manager.
You are using a notebook with the PCMCIA controller TI1225 or TI1450 in Windows 98 Second Edition and want to install the CP 5511.
Although you have followed the instructions in the relevant FAQs with Entry IDs 2331034 and 2827787, you always get the error "0x0300" when testing the CP 5511 in the "PG/PC Interface" diagnostics.
In this case you must disable the second PCMCIA slot by opening the Windows "Device Manager" ("Start > Settings > Control Panel > System") and going to the entry "PCMCIA slot connections". Make its subentries visible by clicking the "+" sign. You are then presented with the following list:
Double-click the entry for the second slot and in the mask that opens you enable the option "Disable in this hardware profile". Leave the dialog with "OK" and reboot the notebook. Then the CP 5511 works.
- PCMCIA Controller (for slot 1)
- PCMCIA Controller (for slot 2)
- Card Service
You have installed a network card and want to set the IP address and the following error message is displayed:
"Error 2 in the Registry."
A CP5511 communications processor is installed on your computer.
- Disable the network connections for the CP5511 via "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network" in the "Connections" tab.
- Restart the computer.
- Change the IP address for the network card.
- Enable the CP5511 again via "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network" in the "Connections" tab.
Information and a link for downloading Card Wizard V5.2 are available in the Internet in Entry ID: 377727.
Error messages when updating the drivers:
Information and a remedy for this problem is available in the Internet in Entry ID 856884
- Code 7 "Settings incorrect on module or driver not installed correctly"
- "Internal driver error when calling the Card&Socket Services"
Information and a remedy for this problem is available in the Internet in Entry ID 187498
If, after installing the CP5511, you get the following message with the online functions of the COM PROFIBUS: "Error in L2PC DRV.DLL", then please proceed as follows.
- Check whether the bus adapter is plugged on the CP5511. If not, then install the adapter, because otherwise the CP5511 will not be recognized.
- Check whether resources conflicts are recognized for the CP5511. For this go to "Start > Control Panel > Device Manager > SIMATIC NET > CP5511" and check whether errors conflicts are displayed. If there are resources conflicts, try to clear them manually. If possible, disable other components to gain free resources (interrupt, memory).
- Please procure the test program from SIMATIC Customer Support that will give you information about whether the hardware installation of the CP5511 has been successfully completed in the 32-bit world. Successful completion of this program is an absolutely essential requirement for all further steps. If the test program produces an error message, then clear the errors indicated or deinstall and then reinstall the CP5511 (see below). Then immediately restart the test program which must then run without any errors.
As an alternative to the test program you can also check the following data in "Control Panels > System > Device Manager":
PCMCIA slot connection: global settings
START: <= D000 //The start should be at least at D000.
Length: >= 1000 //A length of at least 1000 should be entered.
Controller (PCIC or compatible controller): Resources:
e.g.: IRQ 5 //A separate interrupt must be assigned for the PCMCIA interface,
e.g.: I/O 3E0 - 3E1.
There must not be any conflicts displayed in the "Device Conflicts" window.
Controller (PCIC or compatible controller): Drivers:
WIN95\SYSTEM\socketsv.vxd //The driver must be from Microsoft or Phoenix.
WIN95\SYSTEM\pccard.vxd // The driver must be from Microsoft or Phoenix.
SIMATIC NET / SIEMENS PCMCIA Card CP5511: Resources:
e.g.: IRQ10 //A separate interrupt must be assigned for the CP5511.
e.g.: memory D1000 - D1FFF or D2000 - DFFFF //The memory area must have 2 separate areas.
There must not be any conflicts displayed in the "Device Conflicts" window.
Please note the information gained to have ready at hand should you have more questions for the hotline.
- Check the entries in the CONFIG.SYS file:
if the line with the EMM386 statement is not there, you do not have to change anything in the CONFIG.SYS file. Otherwise change the entries as follows:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS X=D100-DFFF //Enter the value acquired in SIMATIC NET/SIEMENS PCMCIA Card CP5511/Resources/Memory.
Now reboot the PC.
If you still cannot switch to ONLINE, try the following settings:
4.1) Completely delete the two lines mentioned above or use REM to make them ineffective; e.g.:
REM DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
REM DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS X=D100-DFFF
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS I=D100-DFFF
Please not the following here:
More notes on EMM386:
- Between versions 4.1 and 4.2 you must always reboot the computer. In doing so always switch the PC power off/on. After rebooting check the settings again in "SIMATIC NET > SIEMENS PCMCIA Card CP5511 > Resources > Memory". It has been noticed sporadically that Windows 95 changes the entries so that the Excludes (X) or Includes (I) for EMM386 are not effective. In this case you must once again change the CONFIG.SYS file and disable the field "Set automatically" in "SIMATIC NET > SIEMENS PCMCIA Card CP5511 > /Resources > Memory". Reboot your PC again.
- Version 4.1 can lead to memory problems with other programs, e.g. STEP 5. If you do have problems in STEP 5, try the line mentioned in 3. again.
In the directory DRIVE:\WIN95 open the SYSTEM.INI file and look for the entry [386ENH].
If you find the entry "EXCLUDE=D000-DFFF", delete that line.
- Please check the version of the VXD driver.
For this you start the Explorer and in DRIVE:\WIN95/System you select the CP5511.VXD file. Right click to open Properties/Version. If the version is not equal to or higher than V1.04, then please download a new VXD driver from the Internet or reinstall the COM PROFIBUS software.
- (Only relevant if you also have STEP 7 >= V3.0 installed at the same time). Via "Start > Settings > Control Panel > PG/PC Card" check whether the S7 Online functions also access the CP5511. If yes, then make a test by selecting "NONE" for S7 functions. Save the change and reboot your computer. If this change works, then you should always make it whenever you want to use the Online functions with the COM PROFIBUS.
- In isolated cases it was established that other applications running at the same time as the COM PROFIBUS can negatively influence the Online functions. Therefore, please close all other applications and leave only the COM PROFIBUS open. Such applications include:
- Office 97 => disable the task bar.
- Various virus scanners (virus shields) => Disable the virus shield.
- Norton Utilities => DO NOT USE ANY Norton Utilities.
Deinstall the driver for the PCMCIA controller only if you have the relevant PC know-how. Beforehand note down the controller type set and the resources assigned (you can find all this in the Device Manager). If you are not sure, consult the manufacturer of your notebook for this procedure, or get in touch with SIMATIC Customer Support.
Reboot your PC again.
- Remove the CP5511 from the Device Manager.
- Also remove all other cards (modem, fax etc.) from the PCMCIA slot.
- Remove the CP5511 from the slot.
- Remove the PCMCIA controller and the PCMCIA connection from the Device Manager.
- Delete the EMM386 line in the CONFIG.SYS or use REM to comment it out.
< DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS X=D100-DFFF >
Please also refer to the general installation notes in the Readme file of the COM PROFIBUS (stored along with the program group created).
- The PC should now recognize the PCMCIA slot. If not, install it under "Hardware recognition/Not automatic" in "Other Components / PCMCIA" and reboot the PC again.
- Now plug the CP5511 into the first slot. The other slot must be empty.
- Close all other applications (see point 3 above).
- Now the CP5511 should be recognized. Try once again to go online with the COM PROFIBUS online.
BF1, Communications configuration, Routing, TCP/IP, Network configuration, Crash, Connection setup, Installation notes