Author Topic: USB Dongle with PixelNet Firmare question  (Read 81 times)

Offline Jasonlnlv

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USB Dongle with PixelNet Firmare question
« on: November 03, 2017, »
I have a USB DMX Dongle that I have been running for years connected to a Falcon Pi Player to 6 Lynx Express v5 units running fine - I have a second USB Dongle I built and flashed it with PixelNet firmware just in case ... now the Just in case has come up and I still want to use my 6 LE DMX but want to add the Holiday Coro "CCR" Pixel MegaTree Kit - 16 Strips/Ribbons / 800 Pixels / 2,400 DMX Channels / Ready2Run Assembled - with AlphaPix 16 Controller.

The USB DMX Dongle only does 512 channels - so I assume that if I use the UBB PixelNet Dongle connected from the FPP I can add this and it will still run the DMX boxes and the Holiday Coro tree together?

Is this right or do I need something else?

Offline tbone321

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Re: USB Dongle with PixelNet Firmare question
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, »
If what you are saying is that you intend to connect both dongles to the FPP, yes, you can do that.  Just make sure to map the channels to the correct device.  If you are thinking that you want to switch out the DMX dongle with the PixelNet dongle, that will not work as the LE's do not understand the PixelNet protocol.
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