Fanuc FTP can be set up in two ways:
- Server (Recommended) - The machine stores files, and your computer connects to the machine to send/receive files. File management is done at your computer.
- Client - An external FTP server is on your network, which the machine can connect to and pull files from / upload files to. Files are sent from your computer to the FTP server, and then pulled from the server to your machine from the control.
Additionally, your machine may have multiple interfaces:
- Embedded Port [EMBED PORT] - The built-in ethernet port on your control.
- PCMCIA LAN - Typically only used by Fanuc support for temporary communicating during service/configuration. You may ignore this.
- Ethernet - This represents the ethernet port on your dataserver, if installed.
If your machine is equipped with a data server, we recommend using this interface for everything.
Setting the Machine
- Press the [SYSTEM] hardkey
- Press the [+] key below the screen until you see your network interfaces. Select your desired interface (ETHERNET if available, otherwise EMBED PORT).
- On the COMMON tab, configure your machine's network.
Typical settings, unless otherwise required by IT:
IP ADDRESS: An unused IP address on your network for the machine
SUBNET MASK: 255.255.255.0
ROUTER IP ADDRESS: The IP address of your router, typically the first three octets of your machine's IP, and 1 for the last octet.
DHCP CLIENT: 0 - This is important, as it sets the machine to a static IP.
- On the DATA SERVER tab, press [PAGE DOWN] until you reach page the "FTP SERVER" settings. This is typically page 7/8.
Enter a username and password that can be used to authenticate with the machine
Your machine is now set up for FTP! For information on using the Chatter Visual Studio Code FTP extension, visit this article: Setting up the Visual Studio Code FTP Client