Is XNET Required on my Real Time cDAQ?

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • cDAQ-9132
  • cDAQ-9133
  • cDAQ-9134
  • cDAQ-9135
  • cDAQ-9136
  • cDAQ-9137

Issue Details

I am setting up my Real-Time cDAQ for the first time. I have installed LabVIEW, the LabVIEW Real-Time module, and NI-DAQmx on my computer. I have also pushed this software to the Real-Time cDAQ. The getting started guide references installing the XNET driver as well. Is this something I need for my cDAQ to work properly?


As the cDAQ-9134 and cDAQ-9135 have an NI-XNET CAN/LIN connector on the controller, the XNET driver is required to interface with these models. However, other Real-Time cDAQ controllers do not require the XNET driver to operate. 

Additional Information

If you are using an NI-XNET C Series Module, you will need the NI-XNET driver regardless of cDAQ model.


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