Here’s how to share serial ports over a network in a few simple steps.
- Download and install the software to the computer with the physical or virtual serial interface that needs to be shared. This machine will act as the server and provide access to remote clients.
- Launch Serial over Network Connector on the server and choose New connection -> Server connection. In the window that will be displayed, you can identify the serial port to be used, give it a custom name, and specify the TCP port that will be used to monitor the connection. Click the “Create connection” button to continue.
- The next step is to install the application on the client computer that will access the shared serial interface created on the server. Select New connection -> Client connection and specify the server’s IP address and the TCP port defined for the connection. At this time you can also create virtual COM ports by selecting the “Create as virtual port” option and specifying a port name.
- Click “Create client connection”.
Once the client connection is established, it enables the client computer to access the server’s serial port and all data transmitted through it. Two-way data transmission is implemented between the virtual port on the client and the physical interface of the server.