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Old June 23rd, 2022, 07:06 AM   #1
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AB Controlnet

If I have version 19 Allen Bradley software, what version Controlnet do I use? Also where can I download it?
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Old June 23rd, 2022, 07:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

I assume you have V19 of RSLogix 5000?

Control Net requires a version of RSNetworx, which is a different product altogether. It is now at version 28, by the looks of things.
You will need to purchase a licence from your distributor
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Old June 23rd, 2022, 07:21 AM   #3
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If your Logix license is the Professional version (as opposed to Standard, Full, or anything else) then it includes RSNetworx. Otherwise as already stated you will need to purchase a separate license.

Unlike RSLogix the software version does not need to be an exact match for the firmware or anything like that, you should be fine just getting the most recent version of RSNetworx for ControlNet.
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Old June 23rd, 2022, 07:31 AM   #4
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Thanks plvlce, indeed it does..

https://www.rockwellautomation.com/e...-designer.html
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Old June 23rd, 2022, 07:31 AM   #5
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I don't believe Networks version 28 is compatable with logix 5000 version 19.
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Old June 23rd, 2022, 09:52 AM   #6
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I don't believe Networks version 28 is compatable with logix 5000 version 19.

I had no issues with RSNetworks V28 and RSLogix5000 v19 when i last used them together. That was with a devicenet network and not controlnet though.


If fact, according to the knowledgebase, older versions cause compatibility issues with the newer versions of a large amounts of rockwell software.


https://rockwellautomation.custhelp....6967/loc/en_US

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Old June 23rd, 2022, 10:52 AM   #7
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I may be wrong (won't be the first time) but I think Controlnet has a soft cap (hardware) and that is v16.
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Old June 23rd, 2022, 02:42 PM   #8
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Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community !

Of course it is best to have or get some experience with ControlNet configuration and the basic getting online and scheduling the network functions before working on a system that relies on ControlNet. Since you're a new user and your posts were brief, I can't tell if you have the relevant experience and are asking a pure compatibility question.

RSNetworx and RSLinx changed under the hood along with ControlLogix major firmware v21, so mixing software before and after that big change is not recommended. For example, RSNetworx v11 won't work properly if you have also installed Studio 5000 v21, because Studio also quietly installed the new-under-the-hood RSLinx Classic 3.51 or later. It was a big hassle in 2014, and there's a fairly detailed list of products that you could break with that mix in RA Knowledgebase document PN785 (Access Level Everyone).

So if you've got RSLogix v19 and nothing newer, I recommend sticking with RSNetworx for ControlNet v11 and RSLinx Classic v2.59.

If you have Studio 5000 v21 or later also installed, or RSLinx Classic 3.51 or later also installed, then go ahead and get the latest RSNetworx you can. It should link the *.XC project files with the *.ACD project files just fine, and will certainly support all the modern and legacy ControlNet stuff back to the PLC-5C1.5 and ControlNet 1.5 FLEX and 1771 adapters.

As for "where can I download it", you need a TechConnect contract and a software license to get it from the Rockwell Automation Product Compatibility and Download Center. If you don't have a license, get in touch with your local RA distributor or field sales office.

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Old June 23rd, 2022, 03:47 PM   #9
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I was able to get version 28 working in my VM. Thanks everyone.
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