B&R

This article will help you to remotely connect to your B&R device using the X4 remote to set up a secure remote connection.

The prerequisites for this guide are

* B&R industrial hardware (equipped with Ethernet). The device used in this guide is an X20CP1583 from B&R.
* x500 IoT gateway registered to your company on the X4 remote (view our x500 IoT gateway registration guide)
* X4 remote account (view our getting started guide)

The following chapters will show you how to connect to your B&R device:

Configure your B&R controller

This chapter explains how to configure your B&R controller for remote access using B&R Automation Studio.

  • Once you have opened your project, go to the project’s Physical View, right-click your device and select [Configuration].
  • Go to [Ethernet Parameters] and change the Default gateway. Make sure that it is set to the IP address of the x500 IoT gateway.
  • Right-click the [ETH] part of your device in the Physical View and select [Configuration].
  • Go to [Single CPU parameters] and change the [Mode] to “enter IP address manually”. Next you can enter the device’s (new) IP address and subnet mask in the fields below. The IP address needs to share the subnet of your x500 IoT gateway but cannot match their exact IP address. The subnet could for example be “192.168.140”, meaning the last figure “.1” can vary anywhere from 1 to 254 as long as it’s different from the x500 IoT gateway. The subnet mask needs to be the same as the x500 IoT gateway, which is usually 255.255.255.0. The (default) gateway should be set to the IP address of the x500 IoT gateway.
  • The next step is to transfer the new settings to the device. Go to [Online] > [Settings…].
  • If the auto-search finds your device, you can right-click it and select [Add to Connections] to easily connect to it later.
  • Otherwise you’ll have to manually add your device by pressing [New connection].
  • Right-click your connection and press [Connect].
  • Lastly, you can transfer your project to the device by pressing [Transfer], which should no longer be grayed out.

Remotely connect to your B&R controller

Connect to you x500 IIoT gateway

The following steps require you to be connected to your x500 IoT gateway. View our getting started guide for more information.

This chapter explains how to connect to your B&R controller using B&R Automation Studio. You may have already executed some of these steps in the previous chapter.

  • Select [Online] at the top of your screen and then select [Settings…].
  • If the auto-search finds your device, you can right-click it and select [Add to Connections] to easily connect to it later.
  • Otherwise you’ll have to manually add your device by pressing [New connection].
  • Right-click your connection and press [Connect].

Connected

Congratulations on remotely accessing your B&R controller – easy and secure!

Additional features

Does your controller also support other functionalities? Such as an HTTP/VNC/WS server?View our HTTPVNC, and WS service articles to show you how to easily access them.