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Hello everyone, I jumped from S3 to S5 and moved from an old Vista lap top to a Windows 7 desk top. Connected a CMB24D control card and powered it up. Went to Hardware Utilities but it cannot find anything. I am curious if the 485 adapter needs a 'driver'. There was a message about something needing a driver a few days ago but didn't take much notice. If it needs a driver I guess I need to move the computer down two flights of stairs and plug it into the wifi as it doesn't have wifi.......Driver anyone?

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Thank you TexasLights. It has been a long time since I originally set up my system. Found my driver disk....since moving to a desk top and bouncing to S5, I have had to do a lot of re-learning. Fun though. Again, thank you. Stay safe and happy lighting!!!

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12 minutes ago, James Hill said:

Thank you TexasLights. It has been a long time since I originally set up my system. Found my driver disk....since moving to a desk top and bouncing to S5, I have had to do a lot of re-learning. Fun though. Again, thank you. Stay safe and happy lighting!!!

You might want to download a fresh version of the driver from the LOR site if yours is more than a few years old.

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Thanks TheDucks...right now it seems to be working....will get around to it when I purchase a USB wifi connector...the computer I use does not have wifi right now.

 

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1 hour ago, James Hill said:

Thanks TheDucks...right now it seems to be working....will get around to it when I purchase a USB wifi connector...the computer I use does not have wifi right now.

 

USB and WiFi are 2 different beasts and protocols.  ( <headslap> No way to get driver to Laptop.   Sneakernet the driver over from someones PC or even a Phone that can be a USB device)

USB is a low speed (relatively speaking) , Serial connection. Initially intended for Printers , Modems and Disks. It has gotten a lot faster over the years  and now doe Fast disks and video

WiFi is a Wireless Ethernet Protocol . AFAIK the Pixcon is the only LOR controller that does Ethernet (wired). WiFi (between the host and the controller)  can introduce NOTICEABLE delays and is not reccommended.

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Since their computer doesn't have wifi I believe they are talking about getting a wifi usb adapter so they can get wifi.

https://smile.amazon.com/TP-Link-Mini-Wireless-Supports-10-9-10-14/dp/B07PB1X4CN/ref=sr_1_5?crid=CCJ17OYM5QKF&dchild=1&keywords=usb+wifi+adapter&qid=1603323756&sprefix=usb+wifi%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-5

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