Serial to ethernet #WiFi


David Diaz
 

Hello
Is there any reason this
iTach TCP/IP to Serial (RS232) With Power Over Ethernet
would not work if I plugged the GTOCP3 serial connector into this device, and then to my portable, wireless router?

Thanks
DD


Sébastien Doré
 


Hi David,

3 things quickly come to my mind:

- While that’s not a reason for it « not to work », the PoE feature may be useless depending on if your router supports it or not (usually requires a beefy power supply) or if you plan to upgrade to one that supports it in the future. That company sells a similar model without PoE which is likely to be cheaper (I have not checked). Of course, for similar pricing, it is a nice to have.

- They don’t specify environmental operating conditions in the datasheet, so you might want to check with them if it is suited for outdoor (temperature range, high humidity, etc) or at least for likely conditions at your observing place/observatory.

- last, the Ethernet speed supported is 10/100 Mbps ONLY (no 1000 Mbps, ie 1Gbps) so make sure your router supports 10 or 100 (or both) otherwise it will NOT work (the underlying « protocol » is different for each speed).

Clear skies!
Sébastien 


Le 15 août 2021 à 08:10, David Diaz <night.skywatcher@...> a écrit :

Hello
Is there any reason this
iTach TCP/IP to Serial (RS232) With Power Over Ethernet
would not work if I plugged the GTOCP3 serial connector into this device, and then to my portable, wireless router?

Thanks
DD


Christopher Erickson
 

It *might* work. What problem are you trying to solve?

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii


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On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 2:10 AM David Diaz <night.skywatcher@...> wrote:
Hello
Is there any reason this
iTach TCP/IP to Serial (RS232) With Power Over Ethernet
would not work if I plugged the GTOCP3 serial connector into this device, and then to my portable, wireless router?

Thanks
DD


David Diaz
 

I’m trying to ‘hardwire’ the GTOCP3 to my wireless router so I don’t have to physically connect it to my NUC.  The NUC connects as a LAN and can wirelessly access my focuser and run a VNC wirelessly to my laptop.

If I put the NUC atop my OTA, I’d have to run a USB ‘up’ the OTA from the mount.

I don’t have $1200 for the CP4 upgrade at the moment.

It’s all about the wires, the bane of my existence 🔭😎

DD


Tom Blahovici
 

I have used a Silex USB to ethernet server in the past for this purpose. I used a USB to serial adapter to connect to the mount.
The silex seems to be fine for this purpose.  It would even allow my STL11000 to be used over ethernet once the firmware is loaded into the camera with a direct USB connection.
Tom