Not Able to Add Ethernet RIO to LabVIEW Project

Updated Oct 30, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-9146
  • NI-9147
  • NI-9148
  • NI-9149


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module


  • NI CompactRIO

Issue Details

I have connected my NI-9140 Ethernet RIO to the computer and it is detected in the Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX) appropriately. However, I am not able to add the NI-9149 to my LabVIEW project since I don't have the folder containing the Ethernet RIO. I get the following window:


This issue could be caused by the following reasons:

  • You can be missing the appropriate driver or module. In order to add an Ethernet RIO to the project you need to have the LabVIEW FPGA Module¬†and the CompactRIO drivers¬†installed.
  • The order of installation of the software could not have been the correct one. The correct order of installation is LabVIEW, LabVIEW FPGA Module and the CompactRIO driver. You can verify the installation order in a MAX technical report.
  • You may be using LabVIEW 64-bit. Currently, Ethernet RIO targets are only supported by LabVIEW FPGA Module 32-bit.


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