One day I found the need to replace the HDMI extender that I had been using with a new one. I decided that I would look to do this with a TCP/IP Capable unit as this would allow the use of the CAT6 Cable for other IP based use.
So off to Jaycar (local Australian electronics shop) to pickup the following unit https://www.jaycar.com.au/100m-hdmi-tcp-ip-1080p-extender-with-infrared/p/AC1734
The units all plugged in well and sent HDMI signal as expected but when I went to find them on the network I couldn’t find them…..off to do some google research.
Turns out that these units are not on the same network as my local network and do not use DHCP for configuration. I stumbled upon a different physical unit manual ( https://www.innochain.com.tw/images/SX-EP22-28-E6-89-93-E5-8D-B0-29-email.pdf ) that mentioned that
- TX was found on 192.168.168.55
- RX was found on 192.168.168.56
I quickly added a secondary IP address to my local PC (192.168.168.5). Success! I was then able to hit web pages on both the TX and the RX.
192.168.168.55 – TX Unit
192.168.168.56 – RX Unit
Not much difference here except that there is no EDID Setting option
Opening Up the Units
OK so this will void your WARRANTY
Opening the units it is clear that
- At point 1 can add a serial port
- At point 2 a 4 switch DIP module can be added to set the GROUP ID
This is a major upgrade of the unit and will let you run multiple TX/RX groups on the same network. I got this information from the SX-EP22 Manual
How to use DIP switch:
1).Use 4-bit DIP switch to select 16 group ID (such as 0001, 0010, 0101 etc.)
2).Change group ID easily to select the sources.
3).For example, when the connection is :
Source( DVD1) – TX (TX1) – Gigabit Switch – RX(RX1)- TV1
Source (DVD2) – TX (TX2) – Gigabit Switch – RX(RX2)- TV2
Source (DVD3) – TX (TX3) – Gigabit Switch – RX(RX3)- TV3
The group ID of transmitters is :
If you need display Source2 on TV1, then just set Group ID of RX1 same as TX2: 0101
- Find firmware or source tree
- Find information on EDID file format