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Old 09-14-2007, 03:33 AM   #1
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Question RS-232 <=> WLAN setup


I'm looking into buying a RS-232 <=> WLAN/IEEE 802.11b board for a specific hardware set-up I have. The vendor is supplying a virtual COM driver for Windows, which essential is ensuring that traffic to and from a given destination IP (TCP or UDP) is passed to the virtual COM port.

I have tried to find a similar driver or solution to use on linux (no specific distribution) but I can't seem to find one.

Perhaps it could be done in the code itself so the user can specify an IP-address rather than a serial port, then the need for a driver would be gone for both windows and linux. (No programming language has been chosen yet, but it's likely to be C/C++)

If you have any idea to do either of these things, I'd appreciate it.

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There is a serial howto on the website you might want to download. Also google for slip and ser2net.
Old 11-15-2007, 07:04 AM   #3
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I have found a solution using `socat, I also considered using `netfwd.


rs232, serial port, wireless, wlan

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