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Connect to PLC via USB cable

If the controller (usually 1756-L7x ControlLogix and over ) has a USB port that uses a Type B receptacle. The port is USB2.0 compatible and runs at 12 Mbps. to use the USB port of the controller, you must have RSLinx® software, version 2.56 or later, installed on your workstation. Use a USB cable to connect your workstation to the USB port. With this connection, you can upgrade firmware and download programs to the controller directly from your workstation.

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Configure the USB Driver

To configure RSLinx software to use a USB port, you must first configure a USB driver.
To configure a USB driver, perform this procedure.
1. Connect your controller and workstation by using a USB cable. The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
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2.Click any of the Windows Update connection options and click Next.

3.Click Install the software automatically (Recommended) and click Next. The software is installed.

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4. Click Finish to configure your USB driver.
5. From the Communications pull-down menu, choose RSWho.

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The USB port driver appears

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Your controller appears under two drivers, a virtual chassis and the USB port. You can use either driver to browse to your controller.