[TRLog] Splitting a serial port & NETWORKING

Philip Balister balister@vt.edu
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 17:25:19 -0400

Most laptops have an ethernet card and not enough serial ports. I used
to care, but since I found a fairly cheap serial card, I don't care
as much as I did :)

PCMCIA serial card that is.

73 de Philip, K4EP

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 12:51:28PM -0800, KL7RA wrote:
> : RE: [TRLog] Splitting a serial port & NETWORKING
> Bob I2WIJ writes:
> > why don't resume (and eventually do) the idea to use the TCP/IP LAN
> > for networking, like CT does (via NETTSR)???
> What is the advantage TCP/IP have over TRLog serial transfer? The big
> reason for CT to have a TCP/IP LAN is because CT's serial interface
> does not have error correction and RFI crashes the network occasional.
> I use TCP/IP at work between many machines which is very necessary
> as we send very long files back and forth. I'm not sure I would want to
> spend the money on my Multi setup for six LAN boards when I have 
> no communications problems with the serial setup. 
> I would agree with my friend Bob that having the TCP/IP LAN option
> would be great but I worry about the time it would take away from
> other items on the wish list that need attention.
> 73 Rich KL7RA
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