Ethernet (in general)

Discussion created by lpcware Employee on Jun 15, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 by lpcware
Content originally posted in LPCWare by IanB on Wed Jul 23 00:03:58 MST 2014
Back in the old days, when someone wanted data sent back to his computer, we used RS232.
Now customers want Ethernet, and it's something I don't know enough about (I can configure a computer on a network, and make up the cables, and that's about it), so I think I'd better learn.

Any suggestions as to where I should start reading?

Am I correct in thinking that if all I need to do is send a few bytes of data back to a computer, then the best way would be a separate ethernet interface, not using an LPCxxxx with one built in?

There's no time pressure on this - I wasn't so daft as to promise a project with an Ethernet interface when I don't really know what I'm doing!