EasyAccess 2.0 not only makes possible direct connection to a Weintek HMI, but also provides pass-through function that enables the user to connect to the PLC on the remote HMI’s network. Consider an EasyAccess network as shown below where a PLC is within the same LAN network as the HMI. Here, the PC, by first establishing EasyAccess 2.0 connection to the HMI, may use the HMI as the relay and connect to the PLC as well.
How to setup pass-through to PLC?
1. On the list of HMI, click on the “Pass-through” icon which appears below the IP address when connection in active.
2. Enter the IP address of the target PLC.
3. Once connected, the IP address of the PLC will be shown. The user may now launch the PLC program.
If the remote PLC and the local computer have the same private IP address range, a warning will appear, indicating that subsequent connection to the PLC’s IP address will be directed to the remote device instead of the local device if there is any.