Enable secondary network interface (virtual network adapter) over USB

Article ID: 81967683

Issue / Question

Enable secondary network interface (virtual network adapter) over USB
How to connect to FX7500 or FX9600 via USB?

Applicable To

FX7500
FX9600

Resolution / Answer

When the FX7500 / FX9600 fixed RFID reader is connected via USB to a Windows machine, RNDIS (standard Windows driver) is installed on the device. That creates a socket connection over USB. The reader IP address will be 169.254.10.1 and the one of the peer 169.254.10.102. An application running on Windows then can use our SDK to control the device on 169.254.10.1 with the LLRP port (standard 5084). Also, the web pages can be addresses via 169.254.10.1 then. 

Also As per the FX Series RFID Fixed Reader Integration Guide (en)  page 30 of 162.

USB Connection
The USB client port supports (by default) a Network mode of operation. This enables a secondary network
interface as a virtual network adapter over USB. The Ethernet network interfaces co-exists with the USB virtual network adapter. However, only one application connection (RFID connection or web console connection) is allowed at any time. See Sample Implementation on page 32 for an example of how the standard network adapter can be used in conjunction with the USB virtual network adapter. To use the USB virtual network adapter, install the USB RNDIS Driver on the PC or follow the instructions to install the Microsoft RNDIS driver for Windows 7 below.

To connect the FX7500 or FX9600 to the host PC, insert a USB cable into the USB client port on the reader. For the FX7500, see Figure 7 on page 19 or for the FX9600, see Figure 10 on page 21. Connect the other end of the cable to a USB port on the host PC. Read More>>

+ Applicable Products

  • FX7500 Fixed RFID Reader
  • FX9600 Fixed RFID Reader