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Slink-e / CDJ Discussion Archive #3

Re: SlinkeServ can't find the slink-e

Posted By: Colby Boles <cboles@n...>
Date: 2/7/1999 11:36a.m.

In Response To: SlinkeServ can't find the slink-e (James Fowler)

My question is this: should this be a problem? Is 40-50 feet too far? Is there a signal enhancer or a special cable I could buy? Or is it more likely that my cable is bad?

I use the Slink-e on a 100 foot run of CAT-5 cable every day at 38.4k. The length you are trying to acheive is certainly workable. There may be a reliability problem with having so many extensions plugged together. I have had SlinkeServ not a find a Slink-e on rare occasions, but this is typically due to some other piece of software using the COM port. A few months ago I made some changes to the code which does the auto-baud / auto-detection of Slink-es to reduce the time this takes. This may have compromised the reliability of the detection a bit, but it didn't seem to show up here. What % of the time do you have this problem? When it starts happening, does it continue to happen over multiple retries?


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