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Configure Network Interface Card (NIC) on Development Computer

To connect the Xilinx® hardware board to the development computer, you must configure an available network connection on the development computer. Follow the steps outlined for your specific operating system.


  1. Open the Control Panel.

  2. Set View by to Category.

  3. Click Network and Internet.

  4. Click Network and Sharing Center.

  5. On the left pane, click Change adapter settings.

  6. Right-click the local area network connection that is connected to the target hardware board and select Properties.

    • If an unused network connection is available, the local area connection appears as Unidentified network.

    • If you plan to reuse your network connection, select the local area connection that you plan to use for the target hardware board.

    • If you have only one network connection, check if you can connect wirelessly to the existing local area network. If you can, you can use the network connection for the target hardware board.

    • You can use a pluggable USB to Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter instead of a NIC. The configuration instructions for the USB to Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter are the same as the NIC configuration instructions.

  7. On the Networking tab of the Properties dialog box, clear all options except Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Other services, particularly antiviral software, can cause intermittent connection problems with the target hardware board.

  8. Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

  9. On the General tab, select Use the following IP Address.

  10. The default IP address of the Xilinx hardware board is The development computer network connection must be on the same subnet as the hardware board. To meet this requirement, a compatible IP address must be assigned to the development computer network connection. Set the network IP address to 192.168.1.x, where x is any number in the range 1 through 255, apart from 101. Instead of 192.168.1, use the subnet address given by your hardware in the IP address.

  11. Leave the subnet mask set to the default value of and click OK.


  1. Set the host network IP address to 192.168.1.x, where x is a number in the range 1 through 255, apart from 101. Set this value using the ifconfig command:

    % sudo ifconfig ethZ netmask

    In this syntax, ethZ is the name of the host Ethernet port (usually eth0, eth1, and so on). To use the sudo command, you might have to enter a password.

  2. To confirm the changes, in the shell enter:

    % ifconfig ethZ

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