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There are many scenarios where you may use dedicated COM Port Redirector software for remote access to serial port devices. An example might be RS232 port redirection to a remote computer over the network when a direct connection between PCs is not possible.
When you need to use a serial device that supports the Telnet protocol (RFC 2217) but don’t have the device physically present near your PC, you can connect to it remotely after sharing it over the Internet or LAN with the help of a professional Serial Port Redirector app.
Want to know how you can do this? Below is a simple step-by-step guide.
As you already know, you can redirect serial ports to a remote PC using some dedicated third-party software. One of the most popular solutions that you can find on the market today is called COM Port Redirector (for Linux and Windows operating systems). This app allows connecting to any remote serial port with a device attached like it was your local COM interface and your local peripheral.
In order to redirect COM port over a network, you should take these simple steps:
On your local (server) computer:
Once you’ve done it, the serial port becomes available for remote client connections over the TCP/IP network.
Now, on a remote (client) computer:
If you decided to use a virtual serial port, we recommended that you enable the Strict baudrate emulation option to prevent potential data loss when communicating with a real serial interface.
That’s it! Now the client computer is connected to the server PC over a TCP/IP channel. This means whatever serial device you connect to the COM port shared on the server, it will appear on the client computer as though the peripheral were attached directly to that machine. So, the COM Port Redirector will add serial ports to your remote machine.