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How to Verify Emulator Network Connections

To verify emulator network connections:

  • Verify that the proper cable is connected. For a direct connection from computer to emulator, a crossover cable is required. For connection to a network, a direct cable is required. Every new emulator ships with a blue direct cable and an orange crossover cable.  

  • From a Command window, (i.e., DOS box), use a Ping command to test the connection to the emulator. For example, type in "Ping" or "Ping ecm-5123" (without quotation marks).

If the Ping command fails, you do not have a functioning emulator connection. You need to troubleshoot your network connection or switch to a USB connection. For troubleshooting information, refer to the Getting Started manual that shipped with your emulator (and is available at