Optional Wireless Plugin
free dnc4U wireless plugin allows you to send and receive
files direct to your wireless devices (or RS232 to ethernet
devices) rather than having to use the normal PC computer
com port and RS232 wires. dnc4U sends and receives files using
standard TCP/IP protocol directly, it does not need to use
any virtual com port-director software.
One of the most powerful aspects of the wireless plugin is
dnc4U's ability to perform DNC transfers simultaneously to
your CNC machines. (The standard dnc4U system is single transfer
at a time). You can have up to 64 wireless devices and talk
to all 64 simultaneously, although the more DNC you have the
more resources and more powerful PC/Memory is required.
A typical simple wireless network consists of a wireless hub
and a series of wireless nodes, each wireless node replacing
the com-port in a typical wired DNC system. The benefits of
a wireless are many, including the ability to quickly move
your DNC system when CNC machines are moved etc.
If you have the wireless plugin, then you will see the Wireless
tab enabled on the dnc4U properties page. You should install
the wireless plugin to wherever you installed dnc4U
The IP Address is a unique number on your network that defines
exactly where it is located. It follows the standard dot convention,
for example 192.168.1.1
Conventionally, you would "PING" a device with some
data to see if it's online. If you receive a response, then
the device is online.
Telnet is one way that you can configure your wireless device.
Typically, you would need to setup the RS232 protocol such
as baudrate, parity etc, it's IP address and such as security
features, network hub settings and all manner of things. dnc4U
makes it easier by using telnet, but you can just as easily
modify the hub with a browser.
If you load the dnc4U Monitor, it will constantly ping the
network device and show you graphically which devices are
on-line or off-line.