Serial to WiFi <> Wifi to virtual com port


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    Default Serial to WiFi <> Wifi to virtual com port

    Hello All,

    I'm looking around for some serial-to-Wifi modules connecting to a Wifi virtual com port on the PC.

    The only product I found up to now is this one here: http://www.tronicore.com/en/serial-wifi-adapter

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    This example shows an "ad-hoc" setup but I would also bee happy with an "infrastructure" system.

    I bought one of these for testing (not received yet) but their interface is too big to fit in the project I built already; in any case, I will have to find a smaller module.

    I might not be the best Googler on earth, but I'm surprised not being able to find more than this only example (...especially for a VCOM piece of software). Is the vocabulary I use for searching wrong? Does this system have a particular name? Is this not common at all?

    If anyone has seen/done/found something like this before I'll be really happy the here about
    Roger

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    Default Re: Serial to WiFi <> Wifi to virtual com port

    This may be an answer https://www.itead.cc/wiki/ESP8266_Serial_WIFI_Module



    Seems to be lot on youtube on these modules plus google for

    esp8266 serial to wifi

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    Default Re: Serial to WiFi <> Wifi to virtual com port

    Thanks aerostar,

    I have some of these modules already; unfortunately, this is not what I'm looking for
    Roger

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    Default Re: Serial to WiFi <> Wifi to virtual com port

    Flotulopex I have used a product from ATC some time ago. It was an ATC-2000WF RS232/RS422/RS485 to WIFI convertor. It worked quite well. There are other offerings from company's like DIGI.
    Dave Purola,
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    I have set up the ESP05 and 12 serial to wifi modules (ridiculously cheap...$5, $7). Then had to program them to be "transparent bridge" so when powered up, they just act like a serial connection for send receive. And can program through web-settings to attach to your wifi network with IP and password. Pictured is a visual studio program to send and receive data to my 18F2550.


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    Default Re: Serial to WiFi <> Wifi to virtual com port

    Tibbo, Lantronix, Netburner and Wiznet do such modules. With the Wiznet I had some issues. Maybe because of the Power supply not supplying enough current. Never managed to make it work. Lantronix is my favorite though most expensive I suppose.

    Anyway, they all are in the logic of Serial to Ethernet and then your PC will run a piece of software to read the Ethernet and convert it to Virtual Com Port. Then your old software can just read the virtual serial port as if it was a real Serial data arriving from your Serial device connected locally.

    Ioannis

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    Default Re: Serial to WiFi <> Wifi to virtual com port

    Quote Originally Posted by flotulopex View Post
    Thanks aerostar,

    I have some of these modules already; unfortunately, this is not what I'm looking for
    Just curious - why don't they meet your need?

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