Once you've registered your StrideLinx router to the StrideLinx Cloud and connected your Allen-Bradley to one of the LAN ports, you're ready to remotely access it.
- UDP broadcast traffic needs to be allowed. It's disallowed by default, but needs to be allowed for you to browse for your Allen-Bradley.
- Add 44818 as UDP broadcast port to your StrideLinx router settings at Fleet Manager > Devices > Your device > Network > LAN.
- Make sure the subnet mask in your LAN settings match the Network mask used in RSLinx or FactoryTalk Linx so the broadcast response will work correctly.
- Set up a VPN connection to your StrideLinx router.
You can now use either RSLinx Classic or FactoryTalk Linx to browse for your Allen-Bradley.
- Add an EtherNet/IP driver and select the "remote"-option.
- Enter StrideLinx's VPN range:
- Browse for and connect to your Allen-Bradley as you normally do.
- Make sure that firewall software on your computer, like Windows Firewall, is not blocking the PLC's reply from getting back to RSLinx Classic or FactoryTalk Linx.
Unable to connect?Use our troubleshooting article to help you solve the problem.