Re: rs 233 to USB conversion

Joe Mize

RS1300rs I'm looking to going the wireless rout too. I use GoldeX Serial to USB Converters into a 4 Port ICRON which converts to
Ethernet for a 150ft run. Last year I lost the inside ICRON box and CAT6 cable because of a ground induced surge picked up in
the underground cable run. I'm quite interested in converting to wireless to eleminate surge potentials. What Router Model/s
did you use, and were they affected by IR window film people have been talking about? Thkx...joe :)

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Sent : 5/21/2007 8:24:40 AM
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Subject : RE: [ap-gto] Re: rs 233 to USB conversion


Hello Stuart. I agree, If you want to go totally "wireless" you need to have routers and laptops
running in the "N" mode to get decent response. I've used this setup with Timbuktu remote
control software and all works easily.

But.....if you want better performance and 150-200 foot range or better use an Ethernet to
USB bridge box. For about $100 you can get a 4 port USB box to velcro to the side of your
tripod or mount. This allows you to connect several USB devices such as: the mount (with
serial to USB converter-$20), the CCD camera (mine is already USB), a remote focuser such as
Robofocus, etc. I have a four port so I can run all three and still have one extra.

Then just run a single Cat6e cable (150 is relatively cheap on line) and connect it to the USB
box on the scope to the receiver box (USB to computer) attached to the computer.

Then you can run everything without the usual interference glitches. This is only one
alternative to going wireless but certainly is easy and FAST.

Let me know if you need pictures or part numbers

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