iPhone app question

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:13 am
Is it possible to use the iPhone app without the wireless unit? I keep my reefangel connect to a laptop via the USB cable. The laptop is on my wifi network.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:20 am
You will need some sort of TCP to Serial application.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:22 am
Try this and let us know if it works.
http://www.hw-group.com/products/hw_vsp/index_en.html
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:27 am
I will happily download the file from the link you sent if you can give me any idea what I need to do to use it. I am tech savvy, but when it comes to networking, ip addresses, port forwarding, etc... I'm a little lost

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:38 am
The wifi is basically a device that translates serial data into TCP data.
You need an application in the computer that can do the same thing.
The wifi attachment uses port 2000 and if you use the same port, you should be able to achieve the exact same thing.
The concept is to forward all incoming data on port TCP port 2000 to the serial port connected to your RA.
And after a second look, I don't think that software will do that :(
There is a draw back to that though. I don't think you will find a canned software out there that can do both incoming and outgoing.
This means, you would have to choose between using iPhone app or updating webbanner.
I remember some conversation in the past where someone was going to create such an application that could do both, but I don't think the idea ever moved forward.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:41 am
Another one to try:
http://www.pira.cz/eng/piracom.htm
Roberto.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:28 am
dave and i were working on an app like this in java but were having problems with making it cross platform. looks like we may have to revisit the project. its on my github account called rawebserver if anybody wants to take a look.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:31 am
One more to try:
http://itp.nyu.edu/~dbo3/SerialServer/SerialServer.html
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