Configure a Static IP Address on Ethernet cDAQ

Updated Jan 15, 2019

Reported In


  • cDAQ-9181
  • cDAQ-9184
  • cDAQ-9185
  • cDAQ-9188
  • cDAQ-9189
  • cDAQ-9191

Issue Details

How do I configure my Ethernet CompactDAQ (cDAQ) device with a static IP address?


If your network admin imposes specific addressing requirements or if you are having trouble with a link-local connection between your Ethernet cDAQ device and your computer, you may need to configure a static IP address on your cDAQ device.

  1. Factory reset the Ethernet cDAQ device by holding down the reset button for more than 5 seconds. This will put the device into a default state and configuration. See the manual for the device-specific default configuration.

  2. Connect the Ethernet cDAQ device to the Ethernet port on your computer.

  3. In Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), expand My System»Devices and Interfaces. Right-click Network Devices, then Find Network NI-DAQmx Devices.

    Figure 1. Find Network NI-DAQmx Devices

  4. In the Available Devices list, select your Ethernet cDAQ device, then click Add Selected Devices.

    Figure 2. Add Selected Devices

  5. On the Network Settings tab (1), choose Static in the Configure IPv4 Address dropdown (2), and enter a local IP address (e.g. in the IPv4 Address field. Click Save to apply the settings. You will lose connection while the device restarts.

    Figure 3. Network Settings

  6. Configure the Ethernet port settings on your computer to use a static IP address on the same subnet as your cDAQ device (e.g.

  7. In MAX, under Network Devices, right-click your cDAQ device, then click Add Device.


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