There's also a $5.00 book, "TCP/IP for Dummies" and an online
course at udemy.com
+ AA6YQ comments below
I am struggling to move to the "next level" of passing
information from DXLab to various pieces of hardware via an
My problem is not with DXLab per-se but rather that much of the
documentation (from both DXLab and the hardware manufacturers)
assumes the user knows might actually know something about
Ethernet communications to begin with.... which I dont . I dont
even know what half the terms mean let alone the intricacies of
how to use them ....help
Can someone direct me to a site that is HAMRADIO ETHERNET FOR
DUMMIES. What is a UDP? what is an IP address and when and why
does it need to be static and when does in need to be dynamic.
What is a NET MASK and and why do I care? etc etc etc.
Internet Protocol (abbreviated IP) is responsible for
addressing host interfaces, encapsulating data into datagrams and routing
datagrams from a source host interface to a destination host
interface across one or more IP networks. For these
purposes, the Internet Protocol defines the format of packets
and provides an addressing system."
User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is one of the core members of the
Internet protocol suite. With UDP, computer applications can
send messages, in this case referred to as datagrams, to other
hosts on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Prior
communications are not required in order to set up
communication channels or data paths. UDP uses a
simple connectionless communication model with a minimum of
protocol mechanisms. UDP provides checksums for data
integrity, and port numbers for addressing different functions
at the source and destination of the datagram. It has no
handshaking dialogues, and thus exposes the user's program to
any unreliability of the underlying network; there is no
guarantee of delivery, ordering, or duplicate protection."
The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the main
protocols of the Internet protocol suite. It originated in the
initial network implementation in which it complemented the
Internet Protocol (IP). Therefore, the entire suite is commonly
referred to as TCP/IP. TCP provides reliable, ordered, and
error-checked delivery of a stream of octets (bytes) between
applications running on hosts communicating via an IP network.
Major internet applications such as the World Wide Web, email,
remote administration, and file transfer rely on TCP, which is
part of the Transport Layer of the TCP/IP suite. SSL/TLS often
runs on top of TCP.
"TCP is connection-oriented, and a connection between client
and server is established before data can be sent. The server
must be listening for connection requests from clients before a
connection is established. Three-way handshake, retransmission,
and error-detection adds to reliability but lengthens latency.
Applications that do not require reliable data stream service
may use the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), which provides a
connectionless datagram service that prioritizes time over
Information about IP addresses is provided here:
There are plenty of online articles, videos, and books that
describe the internet protocol suite; Google any of the terms
introduced above to find them.