Re: USB (or Serial) vs Ethernet: Which is better or more reliable?


Christopher Erickson
 

Here is my reliability list, FWIW. Starting with the most reliable and going down to the least reliable. 

1. Real RS-232 cable between two real RS-232 ports. No USB involved. Greatest weakness of this connection is big connectors getting hit and damaged or broken.

2. Ethernet cable directly between CP4/CP5 and PC or a LAN with PC connected. Greatest weakness of this connection is misconfigurations.

3. USB between CP4/CP5 and PC. Greatest weakness of this connection is USB connectors.

4. Serial from CP4/CP5 to a Serial-USB dongle then USB into a PC.  Greatest weakness of this connection is USB connectors and additional external complexity.

5. WiFi between CP4/CP5 and PC/tablet/Smartphone. Greatest weakness of this connection is wireless itself, followed by misconfigurations.


On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 8:07 AM r1300rs via Groups.Io <cardiofuse=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
If one is using a laptop can the mount connect to the laptop's ethernet port and a 2nd network for internet access be used with a USB-ethernet adapter?
Of course the mount ethernet would have no gateway assigned.

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