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2.2 - Device Setup

Once installed, and if necessary, rebooted, you’ll want to quickly make sure your new device can be found, and set its ID. If you are going to connect over Ethernet, we strongly suggest you perform this step over USB first:

1) Plug in your new device into a USB port.

For maximum capabilities, we recommend plugging into a USB port directly on the computer or to a powered USB hub. If you plug into an unpowered USB hub, you may run into sourcing limitations. This can also occur if you have multiple devices plugged into the hub, even if it is powered.

2) Go to Start – Programs – LabJack – LJControlPanel.

The complete documentation for this program is installed with the LabJack driver, but there a few more steps to perform before starting DAQFactory.

3) Click on “Find Devices”.

This will search and hopefully find your new device. If your device is not found, you should refer to the LabJack User’s Guide for more assistance.

4) Once found, click on the device.

This will display current information about the device and an option to run a test panel. You may want to click on the test panel just to see that you are receiving signals.

5) Set the ID: you should set the ID of your device to a non-zero value.

If you are using multiple LabJacks, the ID will need to be unique. Zero is used by DAQFactory to indicate “First Found” and so cannot be used as LabJack ID. If you are using Ethernet, the ID is not required, but we still recommend using unique non-zero ID’s just in case you plug it in to the USB port.

6) Save your settings and close the application.