6.2. Windows NDIS - emllNdis

As default EC-Monitor for Windows contains emllNdis.dll to use a native Windows driver for EtherCAT.

The acontis ECAT Protocol Driver is needed to use the NDIS Link Layer and can be installed from

  • Bin/Windows/x64/EcatNdisSetup-x86_64Bit.msi or

  • Bin/Windows/x86/EcatNdisSetup-x86_32Bit.msi

respectively depend on the Windows Operating System Type of 64 Bit or 32 Bit.

IPv4 must be installed for the network adapter as the NDIS Link Layer uses the IP address to identify the network adapter.

The parameters to the NDIS Link Layer are setup-specific. The function “CreateLinkParmsFromCmdLineNDIS” in EcSelectLinkLayer.cpp demonstrates how to initialize the Link Layer instance.

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Common link parameters. Signature must be set to EC_LINK_PARMS_SIGNATURE_NDIS

ServiceName of network adapter, see HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkCards in registry (zero terminated)

IP address of network adapter