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I have been using LOR controllers for several years now and have made the decision to start into the CCR and Pixels. I have been reading several posts that suggest that setting up another network for the new technology separate from the the regular LOR controllers is the best thing to do. My problem is, I really don't know how to do that. I have ordered the red adapter USB-RS485-HS for the high speed but I do not yet have the new CCR's, Pixel tree or the red adapter, so I am unable to see or put my hands on things to try to get it figured out.
Would someone or several someone's be willing to give me an idea on what I am going to need to do to get this all put together. I still plan on using my other LOR controllers for most of my display.

What I have coming in my new order:
  (NEW CCR+) Cosmic Color CCC-II-with-2-CCR-II 2  = Black Ribbons and
Controller II with 2 Cases
CCR-II Ribbons
Black Pixel Tree Kit - 16 BlackPixelTreeKit-16x25 = 120v -
strips of 25 pixels USA, Canada, Japan...

USB-RS485-HS

 

Thanks for any and all help that you might be willing to offer. I really don't want to fail at this new addition.
Alan

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You will install the second LOR network the same way you installed the first except the second will be Aux A. You can go into your LOR Network Configutation to ensure that everything sets up correctly and you may want to bump the speed on Aux A since you will be using pixels on it.

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Hey Alan B)

There is a write up with pictures for setting up another (or more networks) with the USB-RS485-HS red adapter. Give it a look, if you still have questions ask away. Scroll up through the linked thread.

Alan...

 

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33 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

You will install the second LOR network the same way you installed the first except the second will be Aux A. You can go into your LOR Network Configutation to ensure that everything sets up correctly and you may want to bump the speed on Aux A since you will be using pixels on it.

OK , I went into the network preferences. I see where the add Aux A and it is asking for a port, the regular network is COM 3. will the Aux A also be COM 3 or will it have to be somethinf different? I hate to be so uninformed, but I really am kind of lost here. 
Thanks for your reply.

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Just now, default said:

Hey Alan B)

There is a write up with pictures for setting up another (or more networks) with the USB-RS485-HS red adapter. Give it a look, if you still have questions ask away.

Alan...

Oh that would be awesome!! Where do I find the write up??
Thanks!

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9 minutes ago, default said:

Hey Alan B)

There is a write up with pictures for setting up another (or more networks) with the USB-RS485-HS red adapter. Give it a look, if you still have questions ask away. Scroll up through the linked thread.

Alan...

 

Got it ...... thanks again!

This is great information.... Glad for the pictures, I am a very visual type of person for sure.

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26 minutes ago, daddyalj said:

OK , I went into the network preferences. I see where the add Aux A and it is asking for a port, the regular network is COM 3. will the Aux A also be COM 3 or will it have to be somethinf different? I hate to be so uninformed, but I really am kind of lost here. 
Thanks for your reply.

No, give it another number (it should have been different for each adapter anyway).

My standard LOR adapter  is Com3, HS LOR adapter is Com4 

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8 minutes ago, TheDucks said:

No, give it another number (it should have been different for each adapter anyway).

My standard LOR adapter  is Com3, HS LOR adapter is Com4 

Thanks for your help.

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When you plug in the new adapter the first time, Windows will assign is a comm port number.  So, until you get it, you can only guess what comm port it will be.  There is no real need to take the guess, just wait until it arrives.  My three LOR networks are Comm3, Comm4, & Comm5.

 

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