Will Ethernet to USB Adapters Work with NI Products?

Updated Aug 28, 2023

Reported In


  • myRIO Student Embedded Device
  • cRIO-9074
  • cRIO-9035


  • NI-RIO

Issue Details

  • Will an Ethernet to USB adapter be able to connect NI products to a PC with full functionality? 
  • I am using a third-party USB-Ethernet adapter with NI Linux RT CompactRIO but it seems I cannot fix the IP address. The IP address changed every time I re-insert the adapter after I removed it from the CompactRIO USB host port. Is there any way I can make the IP address static?


Because Ethernet to USB adapters are not NI products, they are not officially supported. Many users have reported that they have not experienced any issues when using NI products with Ethernet to USB adapters, but NI cannot guarantee expected behavior when using such adapters.