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-==== Interface ====+===== Interface ​=====
 {{:​ib:​loconet-interface-en.png}} \\ {{:​ib:​loconet-interface-en.png}} \\
 On tab //​Interface//​ the ID **NEW** is overwritten by an appropriate name, e. g. **IB** in the example. The computer interface determined beforehand is entered into the field **Device**, e. g. ''​com1''​ in the example. The baud rate is selected according to the one of the device (standard: 115200). The **Type** has to be **ULNI**. ​ On tab //​Interface//​ the ID **NEW** is overwritten by an appropriate name, e. g. **IB** in the example. The computer interface determined beforehand is entered into the field **Device**, e. g. ''​com1''​ in the example. The baud rate is selected according to the one of the device (standard: 115200). The **Type** has to be **ULNI**. ​
  
-===Device===+====Device====
 Rocrail determine under Windows the available serial ports currently only to Com10.\\ Rocrail determine under Windows the available serial ports currently only to Com10.\\
 If the LocoNet Com port in the dropdown list "​device"​ is missing, the actually assigned com port must be read up in the Windows system control and be entered manually into the field "​device"​.\\ If the LocoNet Com port in the dropdown list "​device"​ is missing, the actually assigned com port must be read up in the Windows system control and be entered manually into the field "​device"​.\\
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-==== Options ====+===== Options ​=====
 {{:​ib:​loconet-options-en.png}}\\ {{:​ib:​loconet-options-en.png}}\\
 Set the CS Type: **intellibox** or **ibcom** for functions support > 8. \\ Set the CS Type: **intellibox** or **ibcom** for functions support > 8. \\
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-==== Details ====+===== Details ​=====
 {{:​ib:​loconet-details-en.png}}\\ {{:​ib:​loconet-details-en.png}}\\
-===Switch Time===+====Switch Time====
 The Switch Time should be set to the maximum switch time of the IB (see also the description of **Switch acknowledge** below).\\ The Switch Time should be set to the maximum switch time of the IB (see also the description of **Switch acknowledge** below).\\
  
-===Slot Purge Time===+====Slot Purge Time====
 Locomotives not in use will be purged from the refresh cycle after a time specified in the Intellibox (default two minutes). The value entered into the field **Slot Purge time** on tab //Details// should be equal or slightly lower than the purge time of the Intellibox, e.g. 110 seconds. \\ Locomotives not in use will be purged from the refresh cycle after a time specified in the Intellibox (default two minutes). The value entered into the field **Slot Purge time** on tab //Details// should be equal or slightly lower than the purge time of the Intellibox, e.g. 110 seconds. \\
  
-===Slot Ping===+====Slot Ping====
 The option Slot Ping can be used to inhibit purging by pinging the slot right before it would be purged. ​ \\ The option Slot Ping can be used to inhibit purging by pinging the slot right before it would be purged. ​ \\
  
-===Slot Purge time===+====Slot Purge time====
 If the **Slot Purge time** is set to zero, the IB is supposed not to purge! This will lead to unpredictable situations: Rocrail will not check with the IB if the known slot is purged.\\ If the **Slot Purge time** is set to zero, the IB is supposed not to purge! This will lead to unpredictable situations: Rocrail will not check with the IB if the known slot is purged.\\
 Very small purge time values will cause unnecessary traffic for checking the slots.\\ Very small purge time values will cause unnecessary traffic for checking the slots.\\
 Locos that were controlled by Rocrail and were afterwards parked remain active if the option **Slot Ping** is active. If such a loco is selected on the Intellibox a warning will be shown telling the loco is already under control.\\ Locos that were controlled by Rocrail and were afterwards parked remain active if the option **Slot Ping** is active. If such a loco is selected on the Intellibox a warning will be shown telling the loco is already under control.\\
  
-===Wait for slot data===+====Wait for slot data====
 This number should be increased, max. 128, if the following error occurs: This number should be increased, max. 128, if the following error occurs:
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 Default Rocrail will read up to 16 packets until it give up waiting for a free slot.\\ Default Rocrail will read up to 16 packets until it give up waiting for a free slot.\\
  
-===Echo timeout===+====Echo timeout====
 The default wait time is 100 * 10ms to wait for the echo of a command.\\ The default wait time is 100 * 10ms to wait for the echo of a command.\\
 Under some conditions this could be too short, and can be increased to max. 1000 * 10ms.\\ ​ Under some conditions this could be too short, and can be increased to max. 1000 * 10ms.\\ ​
  
-===Check switch acknowledge===+====Check switch acknowledge====
 The option "Check switch acknowledge"​ can be enabled to prevent sending a switch command to the IB while it is busy executing a previous switch command.\\ The option "Check switch acknowledge"​ can be enabled to prevent sending a switch command to the IB while it is busy executing a previous switch command.\\
 > **Note:** If **Check switch acknowledge** is enabled the **Switch Time** (see above) __has to be set to exactly the maximum switch time value of the IB__. \\ Moreover, minimum and maximum switch times of the IB should be set to identical values, e.g. 200 or 250 milliseconds both. \\ Genearally this option can and should be disabled. > **Note:** If **Check switch acknowledge** is enabled the **Switch Time** (see above) __has to be set to exactly the maximum switch time value of the IB__. \\ Moreover, minimum and maximum switch times of the IB should be set to identical values, e.g. 200 or 250 milliseconds both. \\ Genearally this option can and should be disabled.
  
-===Retries/​Sleep===+====Retries/​Sleep====
 Number of attempts to set the switch and receive an acknowledgement plus pause between retries.\\ Number of attempts to set the switch and receive an acknowledgement plus pause between retries.\\
 It is recommended to set the sleep time to higher values (250ms maximum).\\ It is recommended to set the sleep time to higher values (250ms maximum).\\
  
-===Slotserver===+====Slotserver====
 The __**Slot Server** must be disabled!__ This will conflict with the IB and could lead to a Rocrail server crash.\\ The __**Slot Server** must be disabled!__ This will conflict with the IB and could lead to a Rocrail server crash.\\
  
-===Query address===+====Query address====
 The standard query address for getting the current sensor state is 1017.\\ The standard query address for getting the current sensor state is 1017.\\
 For Uhlenbrock sensor modules this must be set to **1016**.\\ For Uhlenbrock sensor modules this must be set to **1016**.\\
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 :!: LocoNet direct mode __has to be switched off__! \\ :!: LocoNet direct mode __has to be switched off__! \\
-Since the software handshake itself requires part of the bandwidth available the highest possible baud rate (115200) should be used in order not to slow down communication speed. \\ +Since the software handshake itself requires part of the bandwidth available the highest possible baud rate (115200) should be used in order not to slow down communication speed. \\  
  
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