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By: GunnerPosted on: Sep 24 2007 at 09:59:52 PM
First I wanted to let you know that our DNC Remo is up and running flawlessly on 14 various CNC mills and lathes. I wanted to thank you for your quick help and support through the process. All in all we didn`t miss a beat and I finally got to roll that old DOS PC out of here! The funny part about that is my machine operators (most of which where aginst the change) helped me roll it out!! Although we are miles ahead of where we were a year ago my thoughts are now on the future and the possibilities of going wireless. So, will DNCRemo work going wireless? If so, do you have any recommendations on required hardware and installation.

Thanks again,
Gunner

By: SupportPosted on: Sep 25 2007 at 12:28:05 PM
Hello Gunner. Thanks for your feedback - Always good to hear that our work is appreciated.

Wireless.

Yes, I can maybe help there - You`ll notice that more recent versions of REMO have an IP option in the Port setup. The Port Number is usually Com1 or Com2 (or Com20 etc) in that dropdown list is also an IP option. If you select that then other setup options change so you can enter the IP/Port details instead of com port.

The good news is that you can use Ethernet Wired or Wireless based devices. Pretty much anything that uses IP.

Most such device have a virtual COM port mode so the remote device appears to windows as a local com port and any apploications use those ports just as if they were local com ports.

We have a dealer in Brazil who appears to be doing well selling just such wireless solutions based on Remo and he says that using the IP mode rather than the Windows Virtual Com port is more efficient. I`ll go and check to see what hardware he`s using and get back to you.

By: GunnerPosted on: Sep 25 2007 at 02:50:04 PM
My main concern was that I could use Remo going wireless. While doing my research for the DNC upgrade (from the old DOS PC on the roll around cart) I failed to ask that question. I`m releived that we can continue to use Remo as we upgrade to wireless. Now, as I understand it we will be able to upgrade to wireless one machine at a time because we can change the individual IP settings for each machine? If that is so, we can run a combination of wireless and wired if we choose? If that is correct, I`m liking this system more every day! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and keep up the good work! I`ll be waiting to hear back from you on the hardware.

Thanks,
Gunner

By: SupportPosted on: Sep 25 2007 at 03:34:04 PM
Yes, you`ll be able to configure machines individually. Some via normal com ports, others via wired and wireless ethernet using virtual com ports or IP port addresses all at the same time on the same copy of remo.

I`m still waiting for somebody to send the details of the hardware - I would say though that it really ought to work with any wireless ethernet device such as those from www.digi.com

Obviously I can`t guarantee any particular hardware but these things really don`t cost too much nowadays so trying a single port wirless portserver from digi really isn`t going to break the bank.

By: Tim CunninghamPosted on: Nov 10 2018 at 01:06:09 PM
Do i need to download a newer version to have the ip selection in comports ???

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 14 2018 at 07:25:51 AM
Tim. You need to be using "RemoDNC" v5.
EasyDNC doesn't have the IP setup.

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