Hello Guest it is April 12, 2021, 07:15:05 PM

Author Topic: Upgrade from parallel port to ethernet port smooth stepper  (Read 378 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Upgrade from parallel port to ethernet port smooth stepper
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:04:33 PM »
Hi everyone,  i purchased Mach 3 a few years ago and installed it on a windows 7 32 bit desktop with parallel port.
I would like to get a new compute windows 10r and transfer my Mach 3 software over to new computer, how xan i do this conversion without a parallel port? Can i purchase a ethernet  smooth stepper and use that?
Thank you to all that respond
Re: Upgrade from parallel port to ethernet port smooth stepper
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 07:49:46 PM »
Hi,
yes an Ethernet SmoothStepper will work well, as would an UC300 or 57CNC. These are US or European made controllers,
I would not recommend any Chinese made ones. I would also recommend buying direct from the manufacturer or their nominated
distributor, there are too many Chinese knock-offs on Ebay and Amazon.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: Upgrade from parallel port to ethernet port smooth stepper
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 10:58:37 PM »
Hi craig
I purchased the smooth stepper  from CNC4PC in Florida, its a 3 port small controller box withv5 volt transformer
Thank you  for responding to me