|Use always the USB port in case of DR5000 configuration.|
Following serial devices are added for the DR5000:
|Windows||Linux & RaspBerry Pi||Mac OS X||Protocol||Library||Sub-Library / Type||Baudrate|
After successful configuration, several other commonly used protocol types can be used with Rocrail.
LocoNet, LNTCP, is recommended for the DR5000 communication. (Xpressnet seems to be too slow and is missing some events.)
Host name or IP-Address from the DR5000.
The LAN connection will get its IP address by DHCP: Hostname DR5000-<Serialnumber>.
The WiFi IP-Address of the DR5000: 192.168.16.254
This can only be used if the computer has been connected to the WiFi Hotspot of the DR5000.
WiFi is not recommended for controlling a layout.
The DR5000 TCP/IP port is 5550. (The port number cannot be changed; Fixed by the manufacturer.)
The LNTCP type must be selected for this communication protocol.
Rocrail will expect an echo for every command in case CTS is set active.
(Error message: Trace timer timed out for OPCODE 0xB0, to fix: increase timer)
- the time between switching on the system and starting Rocrail is too short, the DR 5000 should be left for a few moments until everything is ready for operation.
Some LocoNet Throttles do not set an ID and therefore the Speed will not be updated in the Rocrail clients. (Rocview, andRoc, Rocweb…)
See: Zero Throttle ID for more information about this issue.
This number should be increased, max. 128, if the following error occurs:
Could not get slot for loco addr=xx
Default Rocrail will read up to 16 packets until it give up waiting for a free slot.
This figure, the default of 16, seems to be too low for the DR5000.
See for Z21 library settings Roco Z21.
Only direct CV programming is supported.