I've found your good list of suggestions again, here:
Can radar data be repeated to 2nd PC?
I've drawn my system up and thought about the switch location. See attached please. I think I should cut the Network Cable between the ZeusTouch and the RI10 and add RJ45 connectors as you suggested. However if I could find the same Networrk connector as B&G uses at the Radar
or Zeus I would insert the switch there, so as not to destroy the B&G Network Cable.
This GS305 Netgear looks reasonable. I will like only using 2w at 100 mbps
5 port switch 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, $24 Amazon , looks like it is 5vdc. Would 12vdc power be ok?
To start bare bones, the simplest alternative would be to disconnect the Radar
network cable at the Zeus Touch and plug
it into the laptop
if I could make an adapter that fit. Then I could start to learn about the new plugin right away. Does anyone know what these connectors are?
I don't believe I will have to connect the ST Link to the PC USB to get heading data for Opencpn
Chart Overly, because as long as I turn on the Autopilot
(standby) and Instruments, that data should be on the N2K bus and sent to the Radar. ---But does OpenCPN
need the heading data? --Yes, ..I think you have options for heading data.
Thank you for the suggestions. It does look like I won't have to get into cutting the radar cable which has power and heading data too!
plugin is getting quite adept now! Also thank you for all the persistent work, and what a good team!
PS: More information about the installation
B&G Zeus MFD - Has Anyone Tried it ?