GPIB-ENET/1000 Does Not Show Up in GPIB Wizard

Updated Aug 21, 2018

Reported In


  • GPIB-ENET/1000
  • GPIB-ENET/100

Issue Details

I am following the instructions to install the GPIB-ENET/1000 using the GPIB Hardware Wizard. When it prompts me to select my device I do not see my GPIB Ethernet device listed. Why can't the wizard see my device?


This is usually a result of having an out-of-date version of the NI-488.2 driver installed on your computer. Check to ensure that you are using the latest driver for the ENET/1000 and your operating system. 
  1. Uninstall your old 488.2 driver version from Control Panel » Add/Remove Programs » National Instruments Software
  2. Physically remove your GPIB card from your computer
  3. Install the newer version of NI-488.2 that came with the GPIB-ENET/1000 or that you've downloaded from the Drivers and Updates support page
  4. Reinsert your GPIB card into your computer. Upon the next Windows startup, it should be detected by Windows
  5. Setup your GPIB-ENET/1000. It should at this point appear in the list for the Add New GPIB Hardware Wizard.


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