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Offline R.Taylor

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FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:43:32 PM »
I have my FPP wireless working and was trying to output from the RJ45 jack via a patch cable to both of the controller's and am not getting any signal to the controller. My question is do I need one master FPP and set the other ones connected to controllers bridge mode? If this is not possible to make the FPP send the signals to the controller then what is the point of having wireless if I still have to run a cat 6 cable to the controller? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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Re: FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 06:41:39 AM »
I think that we will need a bit more information than this.  Yes, FPP and the PI can send data directly to Ethernet controllers on its eth0 output (RJ45) provided they are set up correctly.  What controllers are you using and how are you connecting them.  What is the IP address of the PI's Ethernet and WIFI connections and what are the IP addresses of the controllers?

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Re: FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 07:57:49 AM »
I am using a SanDevice 6804 at this point but I also have a F16V2 that I have tried it  with too. I have the  Wi-Fi adapter in the Fpp and then I patch cable from the FPP to the 6804.The Ethernet for the Wi-Fi on the FPP is 10.0.1.105 the 6804 is 10.0.1.52. I have really struggled with the Wi-Fi part of this and have only decided this year to try again. Thanks again for any help.

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Re: FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 09:18:11 AM »
the wifi and the ethernet port (wired/rj45) are two seperate ways to access a network.  they are not directly related to what you are trying to do.  your controllers run wired and so you will use wired to talk to them. easiest way to talk to them is through a switch.
pi=>switch=>light controller
I think you should be able to direct connect between a pi and a controller but I have not done that. A switch makes it easy, shows a good physical connection by led status, and allows for future expansion.
the pi wired interface and the controllers should be in the same subnet like you already setup. for the time being, just unplug the wireless on the pi. whay is the pi wired address?
the common usage for the pi wireless is to use it as a means to connect to the pi from the "home network" so you can configure the pi, upload sequences, get to the internet for updates (and time)  and use the pi as a router to configure your controllers.
show us some configurations from the pi.

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Re: FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 03:21:38 PM »
...The Ethernet for the Wi-Fi on the FPP is 10.0.1.105 the 6804 is 10.0.1.52. ..


For this setup you want the Wlan0 (WiFi) interface and the Eth0 (wired) interface to be on separate subnets. 
Try using 10.0.2.x for the direct wired FPP Eth0 -> Controller connection.   Most likely you will not have DHCP available for that subnet so use Static IP address.
For example: set  FPP Eth0 to static 10.0.2.1 and set your controller to static 10.0.2.2  The Wlan0 can remain on the 10.0.1.x subnet (static or DHCP) - assuming 10.0.1.x is you home WiFi subnet.
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Re: FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 03:47:27 PM »
I run mine similar to the way your trying. Pi3/FPP from the Ethernet port to a F16V3 on a different subnet then the Wlan.


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WLan 10.0.1.20 connect to home network
Ehternet 10.0.2.25 connect to F16V3 10.0.2.30


Here is a good link to setting up the FPP networks by Brain Hensley.


http://www.brianhensley.net/2017/10/network-setup-falcon-player-fpp-falcon-f16v3-controller.html





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X-Lights - RPi3 - FPP - Falcon - DLA Lynx

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Re: FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 05:53:54 PM »
The setup I want to do is exactly what Brianhensley did. I am now thinking that my problem is my router, I am using an apple base station and it will not let me have the separate networks if I change the third octet to a 1,2 or 3 it changes all my DHCP reservations that I have to whatever number I have chosen, is  anyone else using apple routers to achieve this setup? Thank you guys for all your help!!

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Re: FPP to SanDevice 6804/F16V2-R
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 06:29:52 PM »
Thought some screen shots of my airport utility might help.

 

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