NET232-DCE (female) Intelligent RS232 to Ethernet Adapter

Part Number: GC-NET232-DCE


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RS232 to Ethernet - NET232 DCE

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The next generation of the NET232-DCE is now available as the NET232+.


The NET232 is an intelligent plug-and-play RS232 to ethernet adapter that enables any device or machine with a serial port, to become Ethernet network and Internet enabled.   Go from Ethernet to serial with the NET232.  It features a powerful built-in device server, so you can access your serial device from anywhere in the world over internet!  The NET232 is easily configured via a web page, and can also be set up through the serial port. You can use DHCP, AutoIP or assign a Static IP address to the NET232!

There are two basic modes of operation, "Redirector" and "Serial Tunneling".

Redirector Mode:  In Redirector Mode, only one NET232 is needed per serial device.  ComPort Redirector Software (free with purchase) is installed on your Windows PC to create a "virtual" COM Port (e.g. COM3).  You can then use this COM port in your Software application just as you would any physical COM port attached to your PC.  Create a virtual COM Port for every NET232 device on your network and connect to them all from a single PC!

Serial Tunneling Mode:  In Serial Tunneling mode, two NET232's are used to create a "Serial Tunnel" over Ethernet. This can be thought of as cable replacement. Each NET232 is configured to have a remote IP address that is the other NET232 in the pair.  No software is required to be loaded on a PC.  This is also an excellent option for non-windows PCs or computers.  Now you have an infinite length RS232 cable that is connected over the internet.

  • Local or Worldwide Ethernet 10/100M or Internet Connection
  • Serial baud rates (300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2k, 38.4k, 115.2K,...921.6K)
  • Ethernet activity, Power LED's
  • Web Server, configuration and user pages
  • DB9 12" molded cable DCE (female), male adapter included
  • Included AC Power adapter, 500mA @ 9VDC (Terminal Block available)
  • Encrypted Version available
  • Plastic housing
  • OEM versions available for small minimum quantity
  • Includes CD with Manuals, PC Setup and Virtual COM Port Redirector Software
  • UL and CE certified
Manufacturers Part Number GC-NET232-DCE
  • Password protection
  • Optional 256-bit AES Rijndael encryption
Data Rates 300 bps to 921,600 bps
Characters 7 or 8 data bits
Parity odd, even, none
Stop Bits 1 or 2
Flow Control XON/XOFF, RTS/CTS
Interface(s) Network: Ethernet 10Base-T or 100Base-TX (Auto-Sensing)
Protocols TCP/IP, UDP/IP, ARP, IMCP, SNMP, TFTP, Telnet, DHCP, BOOTP, HTTP, and AutoIP
Indicators (LED)
  • 10Base-T connection
  • 100Base-TX connection
  • Link & activity indicator - Full/half duplex
  • Power
Management SNMP, Telnet, serial, internal web server, and Microsoft Windows-based utility configuration
Product Weight 92 g (3.2 oz) - Approximate, Without Power Supply
Serial Interface(s) DB9 Female (DCE)
Storage Capacity 384KB for web pages
CPU Based on the DSTni-EX enhanced 16-bit, 48MHz or 88MHz, x86 architecture
Serial Type(s) RS232
Memory 256KB SRAM and 512KB flash
Firmware Upgradeable via TFTP and serially
Dimensions 63.5 x 42.67 x 20.17 mm (2.5" x 1.58" x .794") - Case without Cable
Certifications UL, CE
Included Software MS Windows-based DeviceInstaller software device installer and MS Windows-based Comm Port Redirector
  • Serial Connector: DB9 - DCE (female). Male adapter included. DTE (male) and custom cables/connectors (call) also available.
  • Network Connector: RJ45