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Parallel Port to Ethernet?
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:35:27 AM »
Hi, I'm am using Mach3 with a stepper controller board using the parallel port and it works great.  I'd like to be able to control the controller board from 10 meters away.  I was thinking about using some sort of ethernet to parallel port module.  Ethernet would be connected to the laptop and parallel port to the stepper controller.  Anyone have experience with this?  Can you recommend a converter to do this?  I want to stay away from changing the controller board.

Would a "TP-Link TL-PS110P" or "StarTech.com 1-Port 10/100 mbps Ethernet Parallel Network Print Server" work?

Thanks,
Denis.

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Re: Parallel Port to Ethernet?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 11:01:16 AM »
"Would a "TP-Link TL-PS110P" or "StarTech.com 1-Port 10/100 mbps Ethernet Parallel Network Print Server" work?"

NO.

You need an Ethernet "Motion Controller" such as the Warp9 Ethernet Smooth Stepper (ESS) or the Pokeys 57CNC or UC300ETH.
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Re: Parallel Port to Ethernet?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 11:05:34 AM »
I think I found what I'm looking for.  The "UC400ETH ETHERNET Motion Controller" looks like it will work.

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Re: Parallel Port to Ethernet?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 01:49:01 PM »
"UC400ETH ETHERNET Motion Controller"

good choice
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