Hoglet 4 PC art net out?

I have a couple Hoglets and a laptop server w/ a super widget. I have successfully networked the consoles. I wold like to be able expand my capabilities and output Sacn or Artnet. All of my PCs have only one network card, and I have been advised against trying to use the same card for both networking consoles and outputting cat6 data. Does adding a DP8000, which i believe will out Sacn or arnet, eliminate the need for a second network card? or will I finally have to upgrade to the Road Hog?

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  • maeganw12maeganw12 Registered User, HES Staff
    The DP 8000 would eliminate the need for a second network card.
    You could also use a USB network adapter to create the second network card.
  • Noah_AllenNoah_Allen Registered User, HES Staff
    You can get a USB to Ethernet adapter.

    In Hog4 PC you can map your computers network adapter to HogNet, and the USB device to FixtureNet. There is no guarantee all USB to Ethernet adapters will work. I can say that this Anker adapter has worked for me in the past. Keep in mind that each Hoglet you have has a super widget built in, and will get you 4 universes per super widget. As of 3.12.0 and higher Hog4 PC can output up to 12 universes maximum, with respective widgets attached to the system.

    Widgets will also unlock ArtNet and sACN output like they do hard copper DMX, you just need to enable this in your DMX processor settings in your network window.
  • speeder369speeder369 Registered User
    Thank You. I'm thinking Rack Hog to replace laptop/superwidget server and using my Hoglets as clients. Then expanding w/ DP's as needed. and for now I'll try the adapter idea to check it out. :-c
  • Noah_AllenNoah_Allen Registered User, HES Staff
    The Rackhog4 will get you 1-8 of hardline DMX and 1-16 of ArtNet and sACN. You can use your hoglets as wings for your Rackhog4 (No PC needed) and you can map the Hoglet4s 4 ports to any universe 1-16
  • ZigDIazZigDIaz Registered User
    Hello Guys,

    I just purchased a Hoglet and would like to use it with artnet. I have a enode 8 can someone give me some ideas on how to make this work or if it will work.

    thanks,
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    It will work. You will get the same universe to output on Artnet or sACN as you have mapped the widget outputs to. The widget acts like a dongle.

    Then just set up IPs, Subnet, and artnet Subnet/Universe and you are ready to go
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