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 +====Connection Schematic====
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 +This page tries to show how the server and client of Rocrail can communicate with each other and how the software can establish a connection to a command station, which in turn is connected to the actual railroad. These connections enables the user to have a layout that can be controlled and operated by a computer.
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 +{{:​rocrail-connection-schematic-en.png}}
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 +**//Diagram Notes//:** \\
 +#1  Use a Crossover cable when connecting a PC directly to a command station. \\
 +#2  Some Command Stations use a RS232 or USB connection to the server. There are USB to RS232 connectors available, if needed: ** [[http://​wiki.rocrail.net/​doku.php?​id=usb-rs232-en|usb rs232]] ** \\
 +#3  Use regular Ethernet cables when connecting a PC through a router. \\
 +#4  No wireless connection needed, if server and viewer are on the same machine. \\
 +#5  If the viewer and the server are on separate machines, then you need to add the IP-address of the server to the viewer software. \\
 +#6  Some command stations have an internal booster, others only generate a digital signal that needs to be connected to external booster. \\
 +#7  For a comprehensive list of command stations supported by Rocrail, check here: **[[http://​wiki.rocrail.net/​doku.php?​id=controllers-en|Rocrail Command Stations]]** \\
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 +There is a virtual command station included with the Rocrail software, this allows the user to put Rocrail through its paces, without a command station or an actual railroad. \\
 +This virtual command station works just like an actual one and most features of Rocrail are supported: **[[http://​wiki.rocrail.net/​doku.php?​id=virtual-automatic-en|Rocrail Virtual Command Station]]** \\
  
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