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RT PC procedure

Create an Internet-capable wired network with PC

Connect the Academic RIO Device to a PC with a wired network (Ethernet) and establish the Device's Internet connection by sharing the PC wireless connection to a home wireless router. Note: The NI ELVIS III does not have the Web Interface for modifying these settings. Use NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (NI MAX) to modify these settings instead.

https://youtu.be/GMLv069B6YU (3:09)


  1. Connect the Stratom X-HUBCombination USB and Ethernet hub for myRIO to the supported Academic RIO Device, e.g., myRIO-1900
  2. Connect the USB cable to the PC to establish the USBLANUSB-based local area network (LAN) established between the Academic RIO and the PC host computer.
  3. Connect the PC to a home wireless router
  4. Connect a network cable (Ethernet) between the X-HUB network port and the PC network port (either a standard cable or a yellow crossover cable may be used)
  5. Browse to with a supported browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari) to start the “Web-Based Monitoring and Configuration” tool
  6. Select the “Network Configuration” tab
  7. Observe the “Ethernet Adapter eth0” entry:
    • You should find that the PC and Device are now connected to the private network – this is an “APIPA” private network (Automatic Private IP Addressing) formed when no DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol, an automatic mechanism to assign IP addresses to hosts on the network server is available to establish the network
    • The host IDs can vary considerably; on my setup the PC address is and the Device address is
    • The “Gateway” and “DNS Server” entries are both indicating that no gateway host is available on this private network, consequently the Device has no Internet access
  8. Open the Windows Control Panel
  9. Select “Network and Internet”
  10. Select “Network and Sharing Center”
  11. Select the “Wireless Network Connection”
  12. Select “Properties” and then the “Sharing” tab
  13. Enable the “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection” option
  14. Select “Local Area Connection”, i.e., the network jack to which the X-HUB connects
  15. Click “OK” and then “Close”
  16. Click “Refresh” in the “Web-Based Monitoring and Configuration” tool and observe the following:
    • The “Gateway” and “DNS Server” entries are no longer zero
    • The “IPv4” address has changed to an IP address assigned by the wireless router
  17. Confirm that your device has Internet access by running “RT Main” in the Check Internet access (TCP method) LabVIEW project

For more information

  1. Monitoring and Configuring a Remote Device from a Web Browser (http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/371361N-01/lvhowto/ni_webconfig/)
    Use a web browser to monitor and configure the Academic RIO device.