CI867 Communication with Modbus TCP Slaves in different networks
Existing CI867 acting as Master with one ModBus TCP Slave configured with same subnet. 192.168.60.N
No Gateway configured in CI867.
MOXA switch is used.
Project requirements is to add one more Modbus TCP Slave with network IP 172.16.5.N
1 Modbus TCP Slave 192.168.60.Z (Existing)
? Modbus TCP Slave 172.16.5.N --- New Device to be added
Does a Gateway needs to be defined at CI867 to be able to configure a a new device with a different network in existing CI867 Channel 1 ?
If yes shall the Gateway be the MOXA switch?
And does the new device to be added with their existing IP address 172.16.5.n ?
My experience in using of CI867 with different networks is to configure both Ch1 and Ch2 for this.
The first channel you can use for 192.168... and the second channel for 172.16...
Even in my project the first channel is configured as a master and the second one as a slave. There is no gateway gateway configured in my case.