I currently have a serial device being read through a hardware RS232 to TCP/IP converter.
On the computer with labview I use a third party virtual serial port that reads the TCP/IP data and converts it pack to COM port data.
I then read the COM port normally with VISA.
I would like to remove the third party TCP/IP to RS232 software and have LabView read the TCP/IP port and convert to serial.
How would I achieve this?
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It might be possible to capture the TCP/IP traffic using a port sniffer (such as WireShark) and deduce required protocol.
WireShark is free. 😉
thanks, you were right, I didn't think it was so simple, literally changing the VISA VIs to TCP equivalent.
thanks all for your help.
Check your settings for your converter. Most Serial port Servers have different modes of operation. (Raw Data, TCP or UDP, ect) This would allow you to directly access the serial port and would remove the requirement of a virtual port. I use B&B electronics. They have a good priced serial port servers for around $125.