Changing a GPIB Interface ID in NI MAX

Updated Jan 11, 2019

Issue Details

How can I change my GPIB interface number from GPIB0 to GPIB1 in Measurement & Automation Explorer?


Complete the following steps to change your GPIB interface number in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX):

NI-488.2 Driver Version 2.2 and later
  1. Open NI MAX as an administrator. To do this, go to Start»All Programs. Right-click and select Run as administrator. If you do not run as an administrator, the options will be grayed out.
  2. Expand Devices and Interfaces and select the GPIB device whose interface number you want to change.
  3. Within the Properties tab, select the GPIB Interface ID pull down menu.
  4. Choose the desired GPIB Interface ID.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Press <F5> to Refresh MAX, and the GPIB Interface ID will update.

NI-488.2 Driver Version 2.0 & 2.1
  1. Right-click on your GPIB interface in MAX under Devices and Interfaces, and select Properties
  2. Select the desired Interface Name and click OK
  3. Press <F5> to Refresh MAX and the GPIB Interface Number will update
NI-488.2 Driver Version 1.70
  1. Right-click on your GPIB interface in MAX under Devices and Interfaces, and select Properties
  2. Click the Board Type button in the GPIB Configuration dialog box
  3. From the Board Type dialog box, click the Change button to display a dialog box for changing the GPIB board number
  4. Close and Reopen MAX to scan for instruments


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