Tosibox can facilitate secure direct communication between Rockwell configuration software (Studio 5000, etc.) and Rockwell devices.  We strongly suggest using Tosibox Layer 2 capability for direct and efficient communication.


  1. Connect from a computer with a key to a Lock as Layer 2
    1. https://helpdesk.tosibox.com/en/support/solutions/articles/2100042352-how-to-create-a-layer-2-connection
  2. Launch and Connect RSLinx
    1. Configure New Driver
    2. Select Ethernet/IP Driver and click Add New
    3. Give the driver a name and select OK
    4. Select the Tosibox TAP Adapter with the IP address in the same range as your Rockwell Device.  Click OK
    5. You can now browse and confirm your connection with RSLinx