Networks and operating systems are different from company to company. When your HFO Service Technician installs your machine, they can attempt to connect it to your network with your information, and they can troubleshoot connection problems with the machine itself. If the problem is with your network, you need a qualified IT service provider to assist you, at your expense.
If you call your HFO for help with network problems, remember that the technician can help only as far as the machine software and networking hardware.
Network Responsibility Diagram: [A] Haas Responsibility, [B] Your Responsibility,  Haas Machine,  Haas Machine Network Hardware,  Your Server,  Your computer(s).
You can use a computer network through a wired connection (Ethernet) or a wireless connection (WiFi) to transfer program files to and from your Haas machine, and to let multiple machines access files from a central network location. You can also set up Net Share to quickly and easily share programs between the machines in your shop and the computers on your network.
To access the Network page:
- Press SETTING.
- Select the Network tab in the tabbed menu.
- Select the tab for the network settings ( Wired Connection, Wireless Connection, or Net Share) that you want to set up.
Before you begin, ask your network administrator if your network has a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. If it does not have a DHCP server, collect this information:
- The IP address that your machine will use on the network
- The Subnet Mask address
- The Default Gateway address
- The DNS Server name
To establish a wired network connection:
- Connect an active Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your machine.
- Select the Wired Connection tab in the Network tabbed menu.
- Change the Wired Network Enabled setting to ON.
- If your network has a DHCP server, you can let the network assign an IP address automatically. Change the Obtain Address Automatically setting to ON, and then press F4 to complete the connection. If your network does not have a DHCP server, go to the next step.
- Type the machine’s IP Address, the Subnet Mask address, the Default Gateway address, and the DNS Server name into their respective fields.
- Press F4 to complete the connection, or press F3 to discard your changes.
After the machine successfully connects to the network, the Status indicator in the Wired Network Information box changes to UP.
Wired Network Enabled - This setting activates and deactivates wired networking.
Obtain Address Automatically - Lets the machine retrieve an IP address and other network information from the network’s Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. You can use this option only if your network has a DHCP server.
IP Address - The machine’s static TCP/IP address on a network without a DHCP server. Your network administrator assigns this address to your machine.
Subnet Mask - Your network administrator assigns the subnet mask value for machines with a static TCP/IP address.
Default Gateway - An address to gain access to your network through routers. Your network administrator assigns this address.
DNS Server - The name of the Domain Name Server or DHCP server on the network.
Net Share lets you connect remote computers to the machine control over the network, to transfer files to and from the machine’s User Data directory. These are the settings you need to adjust to set up Net Share. Your network administrator can give you the correct values to use. You must enable remote sharing, local sharing, or both to use Net Share.
After you change these settings to the correct values, press F4 to begin Net Share.
- Press LIST PROGRAM and begin to type the setting value.
- When you need a special character, press F3 and select Special Symbols from the drop-down menu.
- Highlight the special symbol that you want to use and press ENTER.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each special symbol that you need.
- Return to the network settings page.
- Highlight the setting you want to change and press ENTER.
CNC Network Name - The name of the machine on the network. The default value is HAASMachine, but you must change this so that each machine on the network has a unique name.
Domain / Workgroup Name - The name of the domain or workgroup the machine belongs to.
Remote Net Share Enabled - When this is ON, the machine shows the contents of the shared network folder in the Network tab in the Device Manager.
Remote Server Name - The remote network name or IP address of the computer that has the share folder.
Remote Share Path - The name and location of the shared remote network folder.
Remote User Name - The name to use to log in to the remote server or domain. User names are case-sensitive and cannot contain spaces.
Remote Password - The password to use to log in to the remote server. Passwords are case-sensitive.
Local Net Share Enabled - When this is ON, the machine allows access to the User Data directory to computers on the network (password required).
Local User Name - Displays the user name to log into the control from a remote computer. The default value is haas; you cannot change this.
Local Password - The password for the user account on the machine.
Net Share Example
In this example, you have established a net share connection with the Local Net Share Enabled setting turned ON. You want to view the contents of the machine’s User Data folder on a networked PC.
- On the PC, click the START menu and select the RUN command. You can also hold the Windows key and press R.
- At the Run prompt, type (2) backslashes (\\) and then the machine’s IP address or CNC Network Name.
- Click OK or press Enter.
- Type the machine’s Local User Name (haas) and Local Password in the appropriate fields, and then click OK or press Enter.
- A window appears on the PC with the machine’s User Data folder displayed. You can interact with the folder as you would with any other Windows folder.
If you cannot establish a connection:
- Remember that changed settings do not take effect until you press F4.
- If you use a static IP connection, make sure that the DNS Server setting contains a valid DNS Server address.
- Be sure to correctly configure any network hardware (routers, bridges, etc.) between the machine and the network server.