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Adam Kane:

--- Quote from: Andrew Broughton on May 28, 2024, 02:25:02 PM ---I have a device that communicates via RS232. There's an app on my computer that can control this device, and while I can very easily use a USB to RS232 dongle, what I'd prefer is to have an RS232 to Ethernet dongle so I can control this from a greater distance and also wirelessly. I have seen RS232 to Ethernet adapters like this: https://www.pusr.com/products/1-port-rs232-to-ethernet-converters-usr-tcp232-302.html and I assume they can "appear" as an RS232 device to the Windows control application?



Anyone done this with some success?

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I use Global Cache' IP2SL frequently. They have a POE and WIFI version. Basically send the command strings to its IP address on port 4999.

Andrew Broughton:

--- Quote from: Keith Finch on May 28, 2024, 08:39:12 PM ---Digi makes devices that work great https://www.digi.com/products/browse/rs-232
I have used the Moxa and Digi boxes years ago to control XTA, BSS, Shure devices many times.

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Quite spendy as well. I'll probably opt for a device that costs 1/10th of that, seeing as it's not mission-critical.

Dan Richardson:

--- Quote from: Andrew Broughton on May 28, 2024, 02:25:02 PM ---I have a device that communicates via RS232. There's an app on my computer that can control this device, and while I can very easily use a USB to RS232 dongle, what I'd prefer is to have an RS232 to Ethernet dongle so I can control this from a greater distance and also wirelessly. I have seen RS232 to Ethernet adapters like this: https://www.pusr.com/products/1-port-rs232-to-ethernet-converters-usr-tcp232-302.html and I assume they can "appear" as an RS232 device to the Windows control application?



Anyone done this with some success?

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That's the guy. I use these to operate serial port control ptz cameras over ethernet. Been flawless for several years. $30 each.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GPGPEBM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

doug johnson2:
There are Rs-232 to ethernet converters, mostly used for industrial machine control.  I used to have some Digi units both rj-45 and wireless that I used back when I was still using the original drive racks. There are still current products/drivers available.

Craig Hauber:

--- Quote from: Andrew Broughton on May 28, 2024, 02:25:02 PM ---I have a device that communicates via RS232. There's an app on my computer that can control this device, and while I can very easily use a USB to RS232 dongle, what I'd prefer is to have an RS232 to Ethernet dongle so I can control this from a greater distance and also wirelessly. I have seen RS232 to Ethernet adapters like this: https://www.pusr.com/products/1-port-rs232-to-ethernet-converters-usr-tcp232-302.html and I assume they can "appear" as an RS232 device to the Windows control application?



Anyone done this with some success?

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Moxa nPort
used them for years.  My oldest is from 2004 and it still works fine
Also known as "device servers" and as someone else pointed out, are a mainstay of industrial automation.

https://www.moxa.com/en/products/industrial-edge-connectivity/serial-device-servers/general-device-servers/nport-5100-series

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