September 23, 2021, 8:43pm
I’m testing a Master/Slave system before going with the real hardware.
I have 2 PCs on the same network. One desktop plugged with the Ethernet port and a laptop linked via VPN to the same network.
They both have the same Subnet address.
I’m using LightAct 3.7.6
I enabled LightNet and LightSync on both PCs and clicked Scan Network. No device found.
Could the VPN connection be the problem?
September 24, 2021, 10:50am
LightNet scan is a very simple UDP message which can be a bit susceptible to various network setup glitches for example firewalls etc.
Can you please send me a screenshot of network settings of both LightNet devices
as well as the relevant log file from the computer where you are doing the scanning.
Another thing to try would be:
add the second device manually and try to reach it then (by clicking ‘Enslave all others’ for example)
pinging the second device to check if they are reachable at all
September 24, 2021, 12:48pm
Here are the network settings for the master device:
September 24, 2021, 12:49pm
And here are the network settings for the PC connected with VPN.
September 24, 2021, 12:51pm
Here is my log file.
I tried to add the device manually, with no success.
The ping did not reach the second PC so that is the issue.
I will try with another PC.
September 24, 2021, 3:09pm
I tried with another PC connected to the network with an Ethernet cable and it worked. It was probably a network/VPN issue like you said.