[PD] can i bypass comport?

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Sun Nov 25 07:13:24 CET 2012

On 2012-11-25 01:01, Martin Peach wrote:
> On 2012-11-24 20:00, onyx at onyx-ashanti.com wrote:
>> <your setup is unclear :-/. Can you describe it element by element,
>> <stating how things are connected ?
>> it is an arduino fio, which is an arduino with a built in wireless
>> "shoe" for an xbee type wireless device.  i use the rn-xv, which is a
>> wifi based tranciever that fits it.  i already have a tcp connection to
>> the router and through the router to a serial port emulator that routes
>> network data to virtual serial ports, which i have used to verify that
>> the whole data pipe works.  which it does.  i get data back and forth
>> from the wireless arduino to pure data.
>> <The wireless system is dd-wrt ?
>> no, this is the router software.
>> <Why don't you use the IP network to communicate from pd to your wireless
>> <system? I don't understand where serial ports are needed.
>> I dont either.  i just dont know how to do it.  i dont see any reason,
>> other than that the first arduinos used an ftdi virtual serial port
>> emulator for making an easy link from usb to serial.  technically, i
>> should be able to dump the data straight through to the arduino object
>> and delete the comport alltogether.  i just havent combined the right
>> sequence of magic incantations to make it work, because i have a very
>> small grasp of network voodoo.  I'm learning quickly though, but i was
>> hoping to get pointed in the right direction :-)
> Well no, the xbee is replacing the usb serial connection in that design,
> but you still have to run at the speed of the xbee serial connection.
> The arduino doesn't have enough memory to do TCP/IP.

Er yes it does. The ethernet and wifi libs can do the ip stuff but the 
xbee is a serial device.


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