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Problems Getting My D4 working with DC48

Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by PaulVernon, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. PaulVernon

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    Good Morning All
    I can't get my D4 to show link lights when connecting to the DC48 (does it need to)
    Looks like the D4 is setup correct - thanks to YL for this.
    Any Help would be great
    Thanks
    Paul
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Hi Paul,
    I've not seen a D4 close up so not sure what LEDs it has on it.

    I guess the first thing to ask is do the Ethernet LEDs on the DR4 come on or flash?

    If so, can you access the D4 via a browser to set it up? (universe, etc)
     
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    Thanks David
    Yes the D4 is accessible - YL Set that up for me :)I used a normal cat5/6 cable from the d4 to the dc48.
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    OK, next thing is to use da_E131 to send the D4 some E1.31 DMX packets. :)
     
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    a few pictures - at the moment it doesnt matter what lights i have hooked up does it - we just need to test if data is getting to board?
    Thanks
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    What software are you using to send data to the D4 ?

    Unless you have keel-alives turned on, there won't be any DMX activity unless you send the D4 some E1.31 data to pass onto the DC48.
     
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    yeah it is a strange one David. i was helping Paul with it and we setup the keepalive and also used your software for testing.
     
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    ok i loaded up da_start
    and now the light on the d4 (orange is flashing) and the dmx light on the board is flashing
     
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    well that is good now are you able to control the lights.
     
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    da start is open and the light from channel 1 or 2 is coming on very dim
     
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    have you moved the fader up on channel 1???/
     
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    Are you using da_start or are you using da_e131?
    as after that last post i think your a little confused.
     
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    Thanks for everyones input on the issue - the problem has been solved :) thanks to YL




    Paul
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Excellent news Paul. :)
     

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