I have installed ABB software (5.0 sp2 Ru3h) in my Laptop and has created system using Restore backup.
When i open IPconfig to assign IP to controller, it gives the following message:
"Communication Ports are already opened by IP configurator or other applications".
How to solve this?
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The IP setting tool for AC800M need a COM port to communicate with the controller port 4.
Modern laptops does not have any built-in serial interface - if that is the case you must find one; I know USB->RS232 dongles have worked in the past and most of my Lenovo's docking stations have had a serial port.
The port must be "free", so this problem would happen if a port existed in the hardware but was occupied, e.g. by a Hyperterminal session (with which you can capture controller output during its initial boot phase, e.g. to see if memory is corrupt or what IP address the controller have in EEPROM).
I have faced the same problem. In the IPConfig Tool installed along with control builder. IPCONFIG tool is programmed to use communicaiton ports from Com1 to Com8.
And some laptops / Computer dont have the option of Serial port. So generally we use USB to Serial Converter.
While connecting the Converter adapter, we need to check in the device manager that the device connected is within Com1 to Com8, if not we need to change the port setting of the adapter, By going into the properties of that adapter in Device manager and in port tab, And in advanced Setting change the port to any ports between Com1 to Com8.
You may get this error sometimes if you dont connect the adapter as well.
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