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EtherNet/IP Troubleshooting & Maintenance


The EtherNet/IP Troubleshooting & Maintenance training course is fully concentrated on the technicians who install and maintain installations with this Ethernet based network technology. Ethernet is difficult to master due to the many abbreviations, IT concepts and terminology. Even the network components work against the grain compared to regular field busses. Measuring and troubleshooting are a considerable challenge that can result in unacceptable downtime.



This training offers a complete set of knowledge that focusses entirely on practice to fill in the missing links of modern Ethernet networks using simple methods. The goal is to professionalize technicians in dealing with Industrial Ethernet and EtherNet/IP. The participant learns how to analyze and solve a complex EtherNet/IP breakdown using the necessary tools. 

The curriculum is underpinned by theory about network components, cabling, shielding and grounding. By means of practical exercises on real networks, the participants will put theory into practice. At the end of the training, the participants are directly capable to maintain and solve issues in EtherNet/IP installations. They will have a strong theoretical foundation and are able to handle the necessary measurement tools, like Netilities. 

What is EtherNet/IP?
EtherNet/IP is an Industrial Ethernet standard for automation that includes plant-wide fieldbus communication, plant-to-office communication, and equipment-to-equipment integration.

Target audience

This workshop is intended for everybody who is responsible for EtherNet/IP installations. For example:



  • Overview of EtherNet/IP
  • Basic principles of Industrial Ethernet en TCP/IP
  • EtherNet/IP cabling guidelines
  • Grounding and shielding
  • Network components (switch, router, proxy)
  • EtherNet/IP protocol
  • Strategy of troubleshooting


  • Assembling cables
  • Measuring a cable using a cable tester
  • Configure and commission a EtherNet/IP network
  • Network diagnosis via a webserver of a switch
  • Network diagnosis and management with Atlas / Osiris

Other Information

Other Information

The participants will receive: a course book, writing materials and a certificate of participation.

Please bring a laptop with a free USB port and network port (RJ-45). The user account of the laptop must capable to install software and change IP-addresses.

Lunch is included on all course days.