Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 584459, Entry date: 08/13/2013
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Which modules support the S7 routing function?

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Description
S7 Routing is the transfer of data beyond network boundaries. In this case you can send data from a sender to a receiver over various networks.

S7 Routing is possible over PROFINET and PROFIBUS subnets. With the PG/PC you can reach devices over and beyond subnet limits in order to do the following, for example:

  • Download user programs
  • Download a hardware configuration
  • Execute test and diagnostic functions

Requirements for S7 Routing

  • The CPUs, CMs and CPs support routing.
  • All accessible devices in a network have been configured and downloaded in STEP 7 in one project.
  • All the devices associated with the gateway must receive information about which subnets can be reached over which routes (= routing information). The devices receive the routing information through downloading the hardware configuration in the CPUs.
    In the case of a topology with several subnets you must keep to the following order when downloading. First you download the hardware configuration into the CPU(s), which are connected to the same subnet as the PG/PC; then you download the CPUs of the other subnets one after the other starting with the nearest subnet through to the most distant.
  • The PG/PC with which you wish to set up a connection through a gateway must be assigned to the subnet to which it is physically connected.
  • For PROFIBUS subnets: The CPU must either be configured as a DP master or if it is configured as DP slave, the check box "Test, commissioning and routing" must be checked in the Properties of the DP interface of the DP slave.

SIMATIC S7 CPUs
The list below gives an overview of the SIMATIC S7 CPUs that support the S7 Routing function.

584459_Overview_CPUs_en.pdf ( 7 KB )

Communications processors (CPs)
The list below gives an overview of the PROFIBUS and Industrial Ethernet CPs that support the S7 Routing function.

584459_Overview_CPs_en.pdf ( 16 KB )

SIMATIC S7 FM modules
The list below gives an overview of the SIMATIC S7 FM modules that support the S7 Routing function.
 

FM

Version

Order number

FM 356-4 V5.0 V5.0 6ES7356-4BM00-0AE0
FM 356-4 V5.0 V5.0 6ES7356-4BN00-0AE0
FM 456-2 V5.0 6ES7456-2AA00-0AB0
Table 01

Gateways
The list below gives an overview of the gateways that support the S7 Routing function.
 

Link

Version

Order number

IE/PB Link from V1.0 6GK1411-5AA00
IE/PB Link PNIO from V1.0 6GK1411-5AB00
IWLAN/PB Link PNIO from V1.1 6GK1417-5AB00
IWLAN/PB Link PNIO from V1.1 6GK1417-5AB01
Table 02

SIMATIC S7 IM modules
The list below gives an overview of the SIMATIC S7 IM modules that support the S7 Routing function.
 

IM

Version

Order number

IM 467 from V2.0 6ES7467-5GJ02-0AB0
IM 467 FO from V2.0 6ES7467-5FJ00-0AB0
Table 03

SIMATIC WinAC RTX, WinAC Slot and WinAC MP
The list below gives an overview of SIMATIC WinAC RTX, WinAC Slot and WinAC MP that support the S7 Routing function.
 

WinAC Version Order number
WinAC RTX from V4.0 6ES7671-0R...
WinAC Slot 412 from V3.2 6ES7673-2C...
WinAC Slot 416 from V3.2 6ES7673-6C...
WinAC MP from V4.1 6ES7671-4EE00-0YA0
6ES7671-5EF01-0YA0
6ES7671-7EG01-0YA0
Table 04

SINAUT communication modules
The list below gives an overview of the SINAUT communication modules that support the S7 Routing function.
 

TIM Version Order number
TIM 3V-IE from V1.0 6NH7800-3BA00
TIM 3V-IE Advanced from V1.1 6NH7800-3CA00
TIM 4R-IE from V1.0 6NH7800-4BA00
TIM 4RD from V3.x 6NH7800-4AD90
Table 05

Note

  • If you send data from an Engineering Station that is connected to PROFINET to field devices over PROFIBUS, then you use the "Data record routing" function. Information about the "Data record routing" function is available in Entry ID 7000978.
  • The target station does not have to support the S7 Routing function.

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