NET232 POE is an economical
Serial-to-Ethernet cable adapter is powered by
the Ethernet cable (POE). The NET232 POE that
can quickly and easily be added to any device
with a serial port, making that device Web
enabled. NET232 is a single port serial server,
that converts a serial port to an Ethernet Port,
thus removing RS232 cable length limitations,
and with the POE support no power supply is
required to power the NET232.
The NET232 is easily configured via a web page,
and can also be set up through the serial port.
You can use DHCP, AutoIP or assign a Static IP
address to the NET232!
There are two basic modes of operation, 〝Redirector〞
and 〝Serial Tunneling〞.
Redirector Mode: In
Redirector Mode, only one NET232 is needed per
serial device. ComPort Redirector Software
(free with purchase) is installed on your
Windows PC to create a "virtual" COM Port (e.g.
COM3). You can then use this COM port in your
Software application just as you would any
physical COM port attached to your PC. Create a
virtual COM Port for every NET232 device on your
network and connect to them all from a single
Serial Tunneling Mode:
In Serial Tunneling mode, two NET232’s are used
to create a 〝Serial Tunnel〞 over Ethernet. This
can be thought of as cable replacement. Each
NET232 is configured to have a remote IP address
that is the other NET232 in the pair. No
software is required to be loaded on a PC. This
is also an excellent option for non-windows PCs
or computers. Now you have an infinite length
RS232 cable that is connected over the