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ctrlX drive scanning of Ethercat failed

ctrlX drive scanning of Ethercat failed

New Contributor

I used a ctrlX drive (withcore) and set everything to default.

Installed the motion app and Ethercat app and bootup the system.

Adding a axis and move it is no problem. Added Ethercat master, then use ctrlX I/O for loading the topology.

He a problem shows up. System gets very slow and with scanning I get the following errors.

"The current news channel might not be valid or your Internet connection might be not unavailable...."


Then ctrlX I/O runs, but with connecting:


Before the trouble started I used the Tiger app. But I do not think that this has anything to do with this problem.

I tried this with a different (private) notebook. But get the same problem.


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Moved to ctrlX WORKS.

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Please check following points

  • boot up the ctrlX CORE
  • add ethercat master
  • save the configuration
  • open IO ENGINEERING from Web-Browser link


  • try scan again.  (hopefully now succesful :-))


If you have any problems after this, please leave us a post.


New Contributor

I checked everything over and over again.

Finally I found the problem in the Ip addres setting of my Ethernet Adaptor. I work on different systems. Therefore I use different ip settings. The ctrlX  was on default  I also worked on HMC with

My Ethernet Apdaptor was on when the problem occurred.

I could worked on the ctrlX withoud any problem, so the adaptor setting does not give any problem till you use ctrlX I/O for scanning the Ethercat.  Then you will find out it wont work.

Setting the adaptor back to, the the problem was gone.

I've had the same problem before,but I've learned from experience that when I use Ethernet,I check the IP address first.It's become a habit!