The EB1 and EB2 documentation shows that the dual Ethernet ports act as an unmanaged switch. This allows one to daisy chain several IO Units together. Each IO Unit has its own IP address, and traffic passes through the “switch” when accessing units downstream in the connection scheme.
The PAC-R2 also has two Ethernet ports. Suppose I want to use the R2 only as an IO Unit with better performance than an EB1. The two ports are independent. Is there a way to configure these on the R2 such that packets are passed through, similar to the EB1?
I would like to have the R2 connected to a host upstream and a EB1 daisy chained off the R2. How can the Host access the EB1 directly? Can I have the Host and R2 controller on one network and the R2 I/O unit and the EB1 I/O unit on a local subnet?