Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 22632919, Entry date: 07/02/2007

How do you set the network-related parameters for multimaster mode in STEP 7 Micro/WIN?

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Proceed as follows in STEP 7 Micro/WIN to activate multimaster mode in the network.

Step Procedure
1 Make sure that the navigation bar is visible in STEP 7 Micro/WIN (menu "View/Frame/Navigation Bar").
2 Click on the "Set PG/PC interface" button.
3 Select the PPI interface used and click on "Properties".
4 In the "PPI" tab enable the check box for "Multimaster network" and close the Properties window by clicking "OK" twice.

The following cables are multimaster-compatible: 

Product MLFB
Intelligent RS232/PPI cable with built-in RS232/RS485 converter 6ES7 901-3CB30-0XA0
Intelligent USB/PPI cable with built-in USB/RS485 converter 6ES7 901-3DB30-0XA0

Multimaster mode, PPI, Interface