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I have 3 RGB wash lights on the front of my house, each driven by DMX-RGB controllers & connected to wireless DMX receivers, paired to the transmitter on my DMX board.  For Christmas, I naturally want to integrate those into LOR.  Following this picture at LOR, I bought another USB485 adapter for a second, DMX network, and connected the DMX transmitter to it. I've confirmed in Windows Settings that both adapters have been assigned COM ports.

And that's where I'm stuck.  How do I configure the other adapter for DMX in LOR like in the picture?  I see the DMX tab in Network preferences, but no option to bind Universe 1 to COM4.

Also, I've added the correct DMX channels to my preview, so I have R1, G1, B1, R2, G2, B2, R3, G3, & B3 channels.  Am I stuck with with making green by On-ing that channel and Off-ing the other two, or can they be bound into one colorspace like LOR channels?

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I am a newbie (2 years)....  But I have had a LOT of help on here, and figure if I can help someone else i will try.    Last year I ran everything on a LOR network.  This year I added DMX.  This sounds like what you are doing.  It also sounds like you are thinking how I thought in the beginning.  That I could run both LOR and DMX on the same "network cable"....  If not I apologize.  but anyway, I am running 2 parallel networks.  1 USB485 LOR and 1 "CAT5" DMX network off of the same laptop.  This is how I had to do it to run my LOR and DMX (alphapix) controllers in the same show/sequences.  Is this what you are trying to do?  Also, i configure my LOR network in the S5 Hardware Utility, and the DMX via the IP address of the DMX controller on the LAN network...  

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I've got to run real quick, but these two screen shots should help.  In my case I am using E1.31 (DMX over Ethernet), but this should give you the ideas...

S5.1.2_NetworkPrefs-DMX.png

For this screen capture, I selected Universe 5.  In your case, you would have the "Use Adapter" setting selected (instead of User E1.31), and Under Adapter, you would select your Comm port.  I don't remember if the protocol setting changes (I would assume it does) when you are using DMX over a comm port since I have never used DMX over a comm port and I don't have a computer here that has LOR installed, so I can't test easily for you.

S5.1.2_NetworkPrefs-DMX-selected.png

Hope that helped.

 

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1 hour ago, JESonger said:

Please look at the picture I linked.  It shows one USB485 driving its own DMX-512 network, which is what I'm trying to do, not using E1.31.

You have a very generic LOR graphic linked.  I did look at it.  Try reading what I inserted in between my screen captures.  It tells you what is different from my captures to what you need.

 

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Jim,

Sorry I missed that text before, but it happens to be exactly what I thought I needed to do in the first place.  But when I first click on the entry for Universe 1 Adapter, "LORNetworkConfig has stopped working" and terminates.  Every time.  Unless I unplug the second USB485; then I can access the settings and plug the USB485 back in.  But then, nothing is in the Adapter drop-down.  So I guess my question really is: why does a second USB485 crash Network Preferences, and how do I correct that?

John

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On 12/5/2019 at 12:01 PM, HADESWRAITH said:

That I could run both LOR and DMX on the same "network cable"....

Actually, you could. LOR uses pins 3,4,5,6 and DMX uses pins 1,2,7 so you could combine both networks in one cable.

This would only work if your DMX devices passed pins 3,4,5,6 through without doing anything to them.

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  • 10 months later...

Hello sorry for my english i m french debutant. I have 2 controller and g3 mp3 director. This year i insert dmx with enttec dongle usb. Enttec run perfectly with pc usb but i don t anderstand the cable i need to connect enttec at g3 mp3 or controller...

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On 11/12/2020 at 4:15 AM, Veuzni said:

Hello sorry for my english i m french debutant. I have 2 controller and g3 mp3 director. This year i insert dmx with enttec dongle usb. Enttec run perfectly with pc usb but i don t anderstand the cable i need to connect enttec at g3 mp3 or controller...

Can't help you - I've never used (or even seen) any Director.

 

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I am not sure what to do. I am trying to include the new DMX to my show display which I have had for years. I have done everything possible that I know to set this up this the correct IP addresses for the holiday coro box, to the network ethernet contectiion, closed all the firewalls or anything in task menu that may cause conflict. Have pinged the box. ipconfig shows connection, comm listener seems to be connected.  Yet I cannot get my matrix to work. I have ribbon tree that is new also....yes I was one of the last to use the old CCR ribbons. I am desperate and need help. I have alot of traffic around my display and this is disappointing to me and the spectators....especially in this pandemic

 

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