ArtPollReply

Questions and issues concerning LXConsole (MacOS)
stanelie
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ArtPollReply

Postby stanelie » Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:58 pm

Hello.
Trying to make my ESP8266 artnet devices work with LxConsole, I notice that my device responds to the ArtPoll packet only when I toggle ArtNet on/off in the preferences. According to https://art-net.org.uk/how-it-works/discovery-packets/ , I should see ArtPoll packets every 3 seconds. Is this expected behaviour?

Thanks

admin
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Re: ArtPollReply

Postby admin » Sun Oct 16, 2022 3:15 pm

LXConsole sends an Art-Net poll every 3 seconds. When trying to diagnose network issues it is extremely helpful to use a tool like Wireshark to see what is exactly being sent over the network. If you are unicasting Art-Net to a specific address, LXConsole sends an Art-Net poll to both the broadcast address and unicast address. You'll see that if you look at what is happening with Wireshark.

Note that when using Wireshark, filter so you only see ARTNET traffic. Otherwise you'll be sorting through lots of other packets.

stanelie
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Re: ArtPollReply

Postby stanelie » Sun Oct 16, 2022 3:16 pm

Ok, thanks, there is something wrong with my device, I'm pretty sure.