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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 13336639, Entry date: 01/14/2019

How do you incorporate an operator panel created with WinCC flexible 2008 into a local network in order to save archive data on the PC?

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An example to explain how to integrate an operator panel into a network. Other network constellations are possible, but these generally require further knowledge of networks.

Via Entry ID:92346478 you find a detailed application example for the WinCC (TIA Portal) entitled "Integrating HMI Operator Panels in TCP/IP Networks and access to a NAS or to a shared Windows folder".  

The enclosed documentation covers the following points.

1     Setting Up a Network Connection 
1.1  Assigning a Fixed IP Address 
1.2  Network Configuration on the Operator Panel
1.3  Additional Settings on the PC (Optional)
2     Enabling PC Network Sharing 
2.1  Archiving Path 
2.2  Share a File Folder or a Drive on a PC
2.3  Note on Windows 10

  Documentation (1,1 MB)

See the following entry for how to control a printer via the network: 18720136.

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