SparkFun Electronics will be closed in observance of memorial day on Monday, May 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th. Any orders placed after 2pm Mountain Time on Friday, May 26th will process and ship out on Tuesday, May 30th.

Member #479898

Member Since: October 18, 2013

Country: United States

  • The following is an email I sent to Prologix, after discovering some “idiosyncrosies” with it’s initial setup. I think it has some useful info: “I’m very excited by the gpib-to-ethernet adapter. But there’s some weirdness in getting them to work:

    Initially, the adapter shows up at ip address This is NOT a legal address, and most “standard” ip-protocol software refuses such an address. Instead, please choose a canonical default address… say 192.168.1.x …or anything typical AND legal.

    Even worse, the initial port seems to be a random number, not 1234 or a typical open port. All of the computers I use nowadays have firewalls running, and only after multiple days of struggling to “see” the adapter, did I try turning off the firewall…. There it was, spewing out udp packets! Please change the “random port” to 1234, or better yet, a typical open port #.

    I am OSX as much as possible, and while I managed to run your netfinder and configurator under an emulator, your software could be implemented EASILY with a web-server (which would also use port 80)… and therefore platform independent. Look at ANY hub, switch, serial server, etc on the market today; they ALL follow this standard.

    I’m still eager to put my gpib-enet adapters to use, but your software engineers made a couple very poor decisions instead of following established standards. I welcome a response, but please don’t put me on any mailing lists."

No public wish lists :(