NI-XNET Module Not Detected in NI MAX

Updated Oct 29, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-9860
  • NI-9861
  • NI-9862



Issue Details

  • I have a C-Series NI-XNET module in a cDAQ chassis. Previously, it was detected in NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX). Now, it does not appear in NI MAX, although my NI-DAQmx modules are detected. How can I fix this?
  • I am receiving error -88705 in NI MAX when using my XNET card 


There are a couple of troubleshooting steps to follow:
  • Ensure that you have a version of NI-XNET installed that supports your hardware (check the Readme).
  • Try different slots in the Compact DAQ (cDAQ) chassis.
  • Re-install the NI-XNET driver, or upgrade and make sure the version still supports your LabVIEW version.
  • If you upgrade the NI-XNET driver and the module appears, you may need to update the firmware of the module. You can accomplish this in NI MAX, by selecting your module and pressing Update Firmware.
  • If the module still does not appear, reset the MAX database.


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