Re: rs 233 to USB conversion

Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>

Joe, this is VERY helpful - thanks!


----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Zeglinski
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 11:24 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: rs 233 to USB conversion

Hi Stuart,

I think you need to go into the Firewall program (Norton?), click on
Norton Protection Center's Personal Firewall, select configure.
Choose Networking tab, click on ADD, and then the button, "using a range" -
set your router address range start & end, to include your laptop and any
other devices served by your router. I just set it for all 255 devices, in
case I add something in the 100 range, or below it. I just trust all addresses
behind my router.
I did this with my WRT300N as well.
Every time I reinstall Norton, I always forget to do this last step.
Otherwise, the computers can't see each other or share folders, on the
internal wired or wireless LAN.

The reason your workaround works is that Norton's Firewall doesn't have
the WRT300N's range configured, so the laptop is locked out when it tries it's
initial connection. Don't understand why it then works after that, though -
Norton should still lock it out. Maybe it's just an initialization step that
needs this.

Anyway, set the range, and you won't have to fuss with it until the next
time you reinstall Norton.

Hope this helps,
The other Joe (Z.)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Heggie" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: rs 233 to USB conversion

> Joe, in case it helps, I'm using a Linksys WRT300N wireless-n router and a
> Linksys WPC300N wireless-n Notebook adapter (PCMCIA card). My observatory
> computer has W2000 Pro on it and the house computer has Vista. Setting up
> the home network is kind of "follow you nose" but what I found I need to do
> each time I start up the observatory computer is to turn off my Personal
> Firewall in Norton for a few minutes while the network gets established and
> then everything behaves.
> Stuart
> ----- Original Message -----
> From:
> To:
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 10:11 AM
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: rs 233 to USB conversion
> 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 :)
> GoldeX
> ""
> ICRON ""
> ------- Original Message -------
> From : r1300rs[]
> Sent : 5/21/2007 8:24:40 AM
> To :
> Cc :
> Subject : RE: [ap-gto] Re: rs 233 to USB conversion
> Stuart:
> 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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