Can Hog 4PC receive Art-Net packets?

I have an Android App (Art-Net Controller LITE v1.82) which is sending Art-Net packets via WIFI to my PC. I can capture them via WireShark and the contents is OK. They are addressed directly to the PC's IP address (that is selectable in the Android App). They are transferred on Art-Net Subnet 0 with Universe number 0 and 1.

I have configured the DP8000 to receive Art-Net on Universe 1 and 2 (Art-Net Subnet 0 / Universe 0 and 1)

I have switched the DMX desired addresses in the Setup->DMX for Output 1 and 2 to be an Art-Net receiver. The numbers turned into red/bold.

But the values are not displayed.

So, my question is: Is Hog 4PC able to receive Art-Net packets at all?


  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    Do you have any widgets connected to HOGPC?
    As artnet is only enabled on HOGPC when widgets are present.
  • Matthias_ThömelMatthias_Thömel Registered User
    Hi, is it like that?

    No, I do not have widgets connected. :-(

    So, if I want to control a fixture by an Android App (e.g.) which is sending Artnet, I need to have a widget and a Wifi router connected to the widget and not to the PC running the Hog4PC software?

    This means: The widget is merging the Artnet channels into the DMX universe and sends them?

    I thought the Hog software is doing that.

    Thank you for the question / explanation.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    You need to have hogpc running, and merge it there. Artnet on HOGPC will be only active if a widget is connected (kind of a dongle) and you can only mirror the DMX Out of that widget to artnet.
    Connect widget via USB to HOGPC and the router to your fixture-net port.

    So no widget no artnet... ;)

    Merging is done by the software, but without the widget the artnet option is not active.
  • Matthias_ThömelMatthias_Thömel Registered User
    Hi, thank you for the answer.

    So, the missing dongle is also the reason why the Hog4PC software is sending(!) Artnet-Nonsense?

    I have also a topic open that describes this issue.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    HOGPC can only send correct Artnet when it is enabled via a widget.

    The only console-lighting-app i know that sends artnet without any kind of manufacturer-hardware attached is Chamsys.
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