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PC to wifi to PFF to controller

Started by Babybear, November 03, 2016, 06:44:34 PM

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Ok finely got my Pi up and running.   Now I need to install a batch file so my PC can talk to my controller through the PFF  different subnets

      Router  to  wlan0 PFF   to  eth0 PFF  to  eth0 F16v2

my CMD starts with    c:\users\home>

is that where I enter the command and what should it say?
really did not understand the manual on this part
running windows 10
Rochester, New York


The first thing that you need to do is see if your controllers have a default gateway address setting.  If not, then there is no easy way to connect with them across networks.  If they do, then you need to do the following.

1. Set their default gateway address on your show controllers to that of the PI's Ethernet address. 
2. Go into the network settings of the PI and check the Enable Routing Between Network Interfaces checkbox.
3. On your PC, open a command line and enter the following command:  route -p add mask

This will allow your PC to communicate with the show network thru the PI


ok Ill give that a shot
I typed in

C:/>route -p add mask
and got back

The required operation requires elevation.

and that means?

well I found out. what a bitch to get permission in windows 10 ((Administrative Privileges))
for some reason the command prompt icon is grayed out in my windows.
Worked like a champ thanks so much.
Rochester, New York


Using the "route add -p mask"  worked great on my 2 working computers.

If I add that to my Asus Router in the LAN settings, should that work for every PC or Smartphone that tries to use that route?

ps, in Win10, if you search for CMD, then right click on it, it will let you quickly use it in Administrator mode.
Long time Falcon, FPP and xLights user


Even easier in win 10 is to right click on the start button and select "Command Prompt (admin)"
Jim Nealand
Kennesaw, GA all Falcon controllers, all 12v Master Remote Multisync with Pi and BBB P10 and P5

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