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Re2: Firewire / MXI

Question asked by VRFuser on Feb 25, 1998 wrote:
> Greetings,
> Another alternative that a collegue of mine used to pursue this single port,
> or
> no-port on-the-PC philosophy was to use a TCP/IP to GPIB converter.
> Personally,
> I thought this was a bit extreme, but it is a valid solution. 

I've played with this some also, and it may make sense in some situations.
The biggest issue is the very poor performance that you end up with. Also,
unless you have a dedicated LAN, there are lots of security and
reliability and collision issues that could come up.

However, it is certainly very convenient to hook anywhere on the net
and talk to your instruments.

Stan Bischof

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