Using cRIO 9074 Controller with NI-XNET

Updated Dec 19, 2019

Reported In


  • cRIO-9074


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module


  • NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT
  • NI CompactRIO

Issue Details

Can I use a cRIO-9074 CompactRIO Controller (Legacy) with NI-XNET?


The cRIO-9074 is a legacy device and not compatible with XNET. You can use the cRIO-9074 with NI-CompactRIO and NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT software.

Additional Information

If you need to use NI-XNET functionality to work with your devices, a workaround is to use NI-XNET on your host computer. You can then transfer the data to your RT via the different communication options
  • For example you can convert a signal to a raw frame using the XNET on your host computer. You can then send that frame data array to your target.