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The CAN–Ethernet bridge provides a standard RJ-45 Ethernet jack, capable of operating at 10/100 Mbit/sec, with auto-crossover functionality. It will operate either connected to a switch or hub, or directly connected to a PC for standalone applications.

The bridge has two modes of IP address configuration:

  • Auto IP: The bridge tries to acquire an IP address from a DHCP server on startup. If this fails, it reverts to the AutoConf range of IP addresses. Thus the bridge will operate both in a standard network setup (with DHCP), or when connected directly to a PC (point-to-point) application (AutoConf).

  • Static IP: The bridge uses its a static IP address which is configured through the bridge configuration tool. Use of the static IP address is recommended for point-to-point applications. The subnet mask of the bridge is automatically set to the default mask for the three classes of available IP ranges: A(, B( and C(

By default, the bridge joins a multicast IP address at IP, and sends and receives UDP packets on port 4876.