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merybar
03-18-2009, 10:13 AM
Update 18 is out, some interesting information to help solve the Ethernet port problems,

http://www.usfirst.org/uploadedFiles/Team%20Update%2018.pdf


Good luck everyone!
See you in Atlanta!

Jared Russell
03-18-2009, 10:21 AM
I'm glad they allowed this change.

Brandon Holley
03-18-2009, 10:31 AM
the ethernet ports on the driver station are very flimsy...good job to FIRST for allowing this hcange

AlexD744
03-18-2009, 05:27 PM
To me it seemed like the competition port was flimsier. But our dongle (on/off switch) was flimsy in it as well.

mattd7591
03-18-2009, 05:30 PM
Now if only we could also do this with our ethernet ports. Two of ours broke yesturday, and we are going to Philly tomorrow

billbo911
03-18-2009, 05:38 PM
Now if only we could also do this with our ethernet ports. Two of ours broke yesturday, and we are going to Philly tomorrow

That is exactly what this update addresses. Read the highlighted section. It can't be stated any clearer.

EricVanWyk
03-18-2009, 05:54 PM
That is exactly what this update addresses. Read the highlighted section. It can't be stated any clearer.

On second read of his post, I think he is implying that the update came too late to save his team's ports.


EDIT - Looks like I was wrong. Matt - what happened to them?

mattd7591
03-18-2009, 05:54 PM
That was a typo. I meant to say USB ports

billbo911
03-18-2009, 06:01 PM
That was a typo. I meant to say USB ports

Ah, well that makes more sense. On that note, I would agree, but I have to ask, how did you break USB ports. That is the first I have heard of that particular failure.

mattd7591
03-18-2009, 06:13 PM
We didn't do anything in particular. They just stopped working. We theorize it became loose like the ethernet ports.

JimWright949
03-18-2009, 06:14 PM
Could someone please post a link to a device that is described in the update so I have an idea what to buy.

Thanks in advance,
-Jim

McGurky
03-18-2009, 06:16 PM
We had problems with our 545 motor at the wisconsin regional, now they cleared it up!!

artdutra04
03-18-2009, 07:13 PM
Could someone please post a link to a device that is described in the update so I have an idea what to buy.

Thanks in advance,
-JimI just found this:

http://www.shopvsc.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=QVS-CC712MF-01 and here:
http://www.topmicrousa.com/cc712mf-01.html (same product)

It's a 1 foot long male-to-female RJ45 Ethernet patch cable for $5.55.

MrForbes
03-18-2009, 07:16 PM
If you need one very soon, there are female-female RJ45 couplers available at many stores that have network stuff, you could use one with one of the KOP ethernet cables (but not the orange one, which is a crossover and to be used for the camera only).

Travis Hoffman
03-18-2009, 07:25 PM
If you need one very soon, there are female-female RJ45 couplers available at many stores that have network stuff, you could use one with one of the KOP ethernet cables (but not the orange one, which is a crossover and to be used for the camera only).

Here's one I bought from L-com: http://www.l-com.com/item.aspx?id=5307

Also: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showpost.php?p=836409&postcount=15