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usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« on: March 11, 2012, 12:23:52 PM »
usb or ethernet smooth stepper? quite simply which is the best/easiest to deal with?
  Tony
Re: usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 12:36:05 PM »
Tony,

Ethernet, no question.  The USB one generally works well, but can be finicky on some systems.  The Ethernet one seems pretty bullet-proof, and setup is dead-simple.

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Ray L.
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Ray L.

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Re: usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 12:43:12 PM »
How come there is no mention of the ethernet version on the warp9 website? yet retailers are selling them
 Tony
Re: usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 12:51:36 PM »
You'd have to ask them that question....  But the Ethernet SS has been out for a while - I got one of the very first ones last fall.

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Ray L.
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Ray L.

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Re: usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 01:00:28 PM »
im looking for one from hohman designs, the other thing that concerns me is the link to the plugin/driver/manual is the same as the usb version?
Re: usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 01:26:33 PM »
I suggest you e-mail sales@warp9td.com, and ask them.  You'll find them very helpful.  I used the Ethernet SS for a month or two, and found it to be very stable, and I know the drivers have been updated since then.  Support from Greg at Warp9 has always been excellent.

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Re: usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 01:30:32 PM »
done cheers

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Re: usb or ethernet smooth stepper?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 08:01:35 PM »
If you have an Ethernet jack there is no reason not to go with the newer Ethernet version. I have done every type of torture test to mine I can dream up and it keeps on going.

I put together some setup information for the ESS here: http://www.soigeneris.com/Ethernet_SmoothStepper-details.aspx , most of the information in the USB manual still applies as far as the settings and such.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt