Connecting directly over Ethernet

You can connect to the LI-8100A using a network cable. You may need to connect over the RS-232 serial connection to find the instrument IP address first (see First Things First).

  1. Configure your PC network settings.
    1. Press the Windows key () and type IP Address.
    2. Click View Network Connections in the search results.
    3. Right-click the Local Area Connection and select Properties.
    4. Double-click the entry called Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  2. Select Use the following IP address and enter:
    • IP Address:
    • Netmask:
    • Gateway: Leave this blank.
  3. Click OK to dismiss the dialog boxes and implement the setting.
  4. Connect the LI-8100A to your computer using the Ethernet cable.
  5. Launch the LI-8100A PC software and click Connect.
  6. Select TCP/IP and enter and click Connect again.

You can connect using a PC as long as the PC has a static IP address.

Note: Setting the IP address on your computer will disable your internet connection. Reset your computer settings to re-enable the internet connection.