The DR5000 can connect to your PC via a network cable. Why use a network connection and not USB? The reason can be if your DR5000 is located far away form your PC. A USB canle should not exceed a length of 5m to have a reliable connection. A CAT6 network cable can be used over lengths up to 100m.
The easiest way to set up your network connection is by using a router in between: simply connect your PC to one router port and the DR5000 to another.
The router will assign an IP address to your DR5000. It is this IP address that you need to remember and type in the appropriate field in any PC app that you may use to control your model railway. If your router often changes thie IP address it can be convenient to tell the DR5000 to use a ‘Static’ address … the video shows how to do this.