IP networking for remote data logging

The PicoLog IP socket facility is used to take measurements on one or more computers, but record the data on another computer.

The measurements are taken by PicoLog running on one computer (called the Server). Another computer, the Client, requests the data via an IP network.

IP configuration

On the server:

Windows 98 and ME:

  1. Press Start
  2. Select Run
  3. Type winipcfg.exe
  4. Note the server name

Windows XP and later:

  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Type ipconfig
  3. Note the server name

On the client:

  1. Open a command prompt box
  2. Type ping followed by the server name
  3. The computer will display the time taken to send a message to the server and receive a response. Check that it is working and note the time.

On the server:

file preferences

  1. Start up PicoLog
  2. Select File
  3. Select Preferences
  4. Select IP Sockets
  5. Check the Enable Server box
  6. Press OK
  7. Exit and restart PicoLog
  8. Set up the PicoLog to measure the channels that you require
IP socket options PicoLog

On the client:

IP socket options
socket channels
PLW recorder
  1. Start up PicoLog
  2. Select File
  3. Select Preferences
  4. Select IP Sockets
  5. Check the Enable Client box
  6. Exit and restart PicoLog
  7. Select New Settings
  8. Enter recording details and press OK
  9. Enter the sampling details and press OK
  10. Select Socket in the converter type combo box
  11. Press OK
  12. Type in the server name, eg fred. Note: server names are case sensitive! Fred is not the same as fred
  13. Press Connect. The computer should now display the channels from the server
  14. Click on one of the channels
  15. If you want to change the name, type in the local name
  16. Press OK. The channel you selected is marked with an X
  17. Repeat for each of the channels
  18. Press OK. The monitor window should now display the readings from the server


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