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How to Remote Access Beckhoff CX1010 and Change its IP Address

Problem

Beckhoff Windows CE computer CX1010 and its familiy of DIN rail mountable CX computers normally does not equips with monitor and key board. It is a challenge to change its IP address in the field.

Solution

When you order this family of DIN rail mountable CX computer such as CX1010-004, you should also order its USB and monitor port module CX1010-010 and its Ethernet port CX1010-N000. In the worse case,  you do not know CX1010’s IP address, you can connect keyboard, mouse and monitor to set it up. Then you should label its IP address on the CX1010. With known IP address, you can remote access it with Beckhoff program CERHOST.EXE (download from www. Beckhoff.com.)

  1. Start up CERHOST.EXE

    CX1010 - Start CE Remote Host Program

    Start CE Remote Host Program

  2. Select Connect

    Select Connection Option

    Select Connection Option

  3.  Enter CX1010 IP address

    Enter Existing IP Adddress

    Enter Existing IP Adddress

  4. Open CX1010 control panel

    Access CX1010 Control Panel

    Access CX1010 Control Panel

  5. Access CX1010 network properties

    Access CX1010 Network and Dial-up Connections

    Access CX1010 Network and Dial-up Connections

  6. Set CX1010 IP address. It is better not use any address above 200. It may have problem to communicate with other device. 

    Set CX1010 IP Address

    Set CX1010 IP Address

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