Hi Mr. Dennis_Knutson
thanks for reply.
I did change the Ip addresses but i cant connect either to my MAX or using ping method as in this link - http://www.tek.com/support/faqs/how-do-i-connect-m
or do i have to download the latest NI.VISA (14.0)?
If you can't ping the device, then you have problems at the lowest level unrelated to VISA or LabVIEW. How are you physically connecting the PC to the instrument? If it is a direct cable, is it an ordinary ethernet cable or a cross-over ethernet cable?
There is just no need for a dhcp server. You have a pc with a fixed ip and the instrument with a fixed ip on the the same subnet as the pc. Nothing fancy required at all.
I didn't see the post where both the computer and the Oscope had fixed IP addresses, especially when the Oscope error indicated it was set up to automatically obtain an IP address.
My take was that the computer was usually connected to the company's network and was getting it's IP address from the network and the Oscope is configured to its default, which is DHCP. Now the computer was taken off the network and defaulted to a local IP address. If that was the case, it might have been simpler for the user to simple get a router so that they can both be auto-config'd, instead of asking someone who is obviously a computer novice to configure his computer manually.
Dennis, I think you may have assumed the wrong thing. I still see no post where he had manually configured his computer's IP address.