Activating PROFINET® 

After you have performed a threat analysis and implemented appropriate protective measures from the security context, you can activate PROFINET®.

  • Log in to the WBM. 

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Establishing a connection to the Web-based Management (WBM):

  • Open a web browser on your computer.
  • In the address field, enter the URL https://<IP-address-of-the-controller>/wbm,
    for example: https://192.168.1.10/wbm.

For further information, see WBM.

  • Open the System Services page (ConfigurationSystem Services) in the WBM. 
  • Activate the checkboxes of the PROFINET® Controller and the PROFINET® Device (depending on what is needed). 
  • Click the Apply and reboot button. 

After the PLCnext Control has rebooted, you must enable the port range to be able to communicate with the PROFINET® devices). To do this, proceed as follows:

Note: To select the correct interfaces, please refer to the corresponding PLCnext Control topic in the appendix (e. g. AXC F 2152).
  • Open the Firewall page (SecurityFirewall) in the WBM. 
  • Open the Basic Configuration tab. 
  • In the Basic Rules section, select Continue from the drop-down list for Profinet Uni-/Multicast Ports in the Action column. 
  • Click the Apply button.
  • Open the User Configuration tab. 
  • On the Input Rules tab,  add a new rule via the .
  • Provide the following information:
    • Select the interface.
    • Select the protocol.
    • Enter the IP address range. 
    • Enter a target port.
    • Select the action Accept
  • Click the Apply button.

 

To enable the SNMP port (port 161), proceed as follows:

  • Open the Firewall page (SecurityFirewall) in the WBM. 
  • Open the Basic Configuration tab. 
  • In the Basic Rules section, select Continue from the drop-down list for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) in the Action column. 
  • Click the Apply button.
  • Open the User Configuration tab. 
  • On the Input Rules tab,  add a new rule via the .
  • Provide the following information:
    • Select the interface.
    • Select the protocol.
    • Enter the IP address range. 
    • Enter a target port.
    • Select the action Accept
  • Click the Apply button.

 

 

 


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• Published/reviewed: 2023-01-13 • Revision 005 •