This guide will take you through the process of establishing client-server connection over TCP/IP network:
Sharing a local serial port on the server side
1. In “Create connection” tab choose the required connection type: Share serial port for incoming connections (Server). Also specify the name to identify this connection, for instance, COM1 [Server]:
2. Select local serial port to be shared. For example, COM1:
Note: A serial port name must not contain spaces inside.
4. Tick “Create as virtual serial port” checkbox to use a virtual serial port instead of a real one. The advantage of virtual serial ports technology is that you are not limited to the number of physical serial ports in a system, and thus you can free existing serial ports for other applications.
Note: A virtual serial port can have the same name as the existing physical COM port. But in this case it will be accessed instead of physical one.
5. Tick “Strict baudrate emulation” checkbox if you want to enable baudrate emulation, which permits virtual ports to work with the same speed as real ones.
6. Specify TCP port, which will be used in connection. Make sure this port is not blocked by firewall and is not used by other servers in your system (DNS, SMTP, IIS, etc.).
7. Click “Create connection” button:
8. Now the shared serial port can be accessed from the client side (see below) with default settings. To configure connection settings, signal lines, Proxy and security settings, Advanced mode of Serial to Ethernet Connector should be activated.
1. In “Create connection” tab choose the required connection type: Connect serial port to remote host (Client). The name to identify this connection will be set automatically depending on the shared serial port, which participates in connection.
2. Specify the shared serial port number to connect to.
3. Also specify the remote server’s IP or name, as well as TCP port, used in connection. Click “Add” button to add IP address to IP’s list.
4. Ð¡lick “Create connection” button:
7. Now you are ready to start the communication process with default settings. To configure connection settings, signal lines, Proxy and security settings, Advanced mode of Serial to Ethernet Connector should be activated.
To know how to establish UDP/IP connection between serial ports, refer to this section.