How to Ping from a Fanuc Control

How to Ping from a Fanuc Control

Overview

Pinging from the Fanuc control is an important troubleshooting step to determine of the CNC machine can talk to the network and/or a computer. 

Controls

  1. Fanuc 0i-MD, 0i-TD, 0i-MF, 0i-TF
  2. Fanuc 30i Model A, Model A5, Model B, Model B5
  3. Fanuc 31i Model A, Model A5, Model B, Model B5
  4. Fanuc 32i Model A, Model A5, Model B, Model B5
  5. Essentially any Fanuc control manufactured after 2005

Ping an FTP Server

This will ping the FTP server, but does not check for FTP functionality.
  1. Press SYSTEM button
  2. Press the right arrow soft key until you see EMBED PORT on the softkeys
  3. Press EMBED PORT
  4. Press the right arrow soft key 
  5. Press PING
  6. Press (OPRT)
  7. Press PING FTP1
  8. You can also select PING FTP2 or PING FTP3 depending on your configuration
  9. You will get one of the following responses:
    1. "Response is received" = The CNC machine can talk to the FTP server; this confirms both network connectivity and access to the FTP server computer
    2. "No Response" = The CNC cannot talk to the FTP server; check if you FTP server computer is online
    3. "Error occurred in PING function" = Unable to complete a ping; reboot the machine and try again or check to make sure your subnet mask allows you access to the subnet
    4. If you have an IP of 192.168.1.100 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0, you can only ping IPs in the 192.168.1.### range

Ping an IP Address

  1. Press SYSTEM button
  2. Press the right arrow soft key until you see EMBED PORT on the softkeys
  3. Press EMBED PORT
  4. Press the right arrow soft key 
  5. Press PING
  6. Press (OPRT)
  7. Press PAGE DOWN button to page 2 of 2
  8. Set HOST NAME (IP ADDRESS) with the IP address you want to ping
  9. Press INPUT button
  10. Press PAGE UP button to page 1 of 2
  11. Press PING EXEC
  12. You will get one of the following responses:
    1. "Response is received" = The CNC machine can talk to the FTP server; this confirms both network connectivity and access to the FTP server computer
    2. "No Response" = The CNC cannot talk to the FTP server; check if you FTP server computer is online
    3. "Error occurred in PING function" = Unable to complete a ping; reboot the machine and try again or check to make sure your subnet mask allows you access to the subnet
    4. If you have an IP of 192.168.1.100 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0, you can only ping IPs in the 192.168.1.### range

Analyzing the Response

  1. Response is received" = The CNC machine can talk to the FTP server; this confirms both network connectivity and access to the FTP server computer
  2. "No Response" = The CNC cannot talk to the FTP server; check if you FTP server computer is online
  3. "Error occurred in PING function" = Unable to complete a ping; reboot the machine and try again or check to make sure your subnet mask allows you access to the subnet
  4. If you have an IP of 192.168.1.100 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0, you can only ping IPs in the 192.168.1.### range
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