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Re: [SLUG] serial to ethernet
- To: Richard Hayes <nada@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] serial to ethernet
- From: O Plameras <oscarp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 09:42:47 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Richard Hayes wrote:
I am looking for a way talk between a serial connection and ethernet.
Do you mean serial connection and TCP/IP ?
If yes, and the two computers you wish to connect are spacially near
like not more that 100 feet (in theory) then you can use serial
connection wired as
null-modem and run point-to-point (PPPD) software. There is no need for
This is as fast as the serial adapter will permit as it is not
restricted by the modem
Of course we know that when two computers are located farther away, then
need standard serial connections through modems and Telstra Exchange
(meaning you need a pair of telephone lines one for each modem).
I know there are connectors that will do it but I am trying to do it
with software to reduce the need for hardware.
Would some form of 'softmodem' work?