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Rusty (or anyone else) are you using the wifi module in your 2140? Can you provide comments?? rgds
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No, not using the wifi.  I wanted the wifi so I could load/dump data to my Surface Pro in the field without having to mess with a cable.  But it won't work that way.  Anything above Win 7 doesn't support "ad hoc" networks.  You can do it via the command line in Win 8 and above, but the wifi card in my Surface won't support ad hoc networks, so I'm screwed.

That's probably not what you want to do though.  I don't use it at the office because it's easier to just plug the cable in.  But that's not a great approach either as the mini-USB port on the 2140 is going to fail eventually.  Very poor decision on the part of CSI to use that connector.  There appears to be plenty of room for the larger standard USB device connector.

Long story short, I probably can't offer any help.


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I think I'll save myself the dollars.  All sounds too hard.  i sort of thought that it could work like connecting your cell phone to your car but it sounds like you need to be more of an IT Guru. They are trying to sell it to me on  the basis of listening to the data as it is collected.

Any other comments from anyone welcome.

I know what you mean about the cable connector. Really bad.  rgds
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Now as for listening to the data, personally, I think the cost is worth it just for that.  Seems expensive, but really, if you run a lot of routes and you don't look at every point of data you collect, the headphones are really useful.  Now that I have comfortable, safety-rated earbuds, I wear them most all the time.  The digital filters (several low-pass and high-pass) work great to determine the frequency range of what you're hearing.  Knowing what I know now, I'd still buy the wireless option.
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Great advice.  I'll try and screw em down with something like. well if you can do it for this i'll buy today.  And although I haven't got details yet they mentioned a more reasonably priced wireless headphones that works as well which means you don't have to go CSI ($$$$) I'll let you know how I go. rgds
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Not sure where you might get these, but this is what I use.  $90 on Amazon.  Soft foam tips (includes 3 sizes) are very comfortable). Noise isolation as good as the normal ear plugs I use.  Also volume limiting so you cannot damage your hearing.  ISOTunes Pro
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Thanks Rusty, this forum is so good.  i'll find out what the local Emerson office recommend fyi. rgds
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It may not be the best but maybe you can fix a always connected USB and a shortest cable and then wear on the connector on the other end and just swap that adapter bit when it fails, it will be another thingy hanging on the box but it is an option and it is used in frequent plug unplug network places for the same reason, to save the connector in the box.
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I use the wifi as the micro usb wasn't working well anymore.

The work have been done by our IT guys so I cannot be of much help. He installed a wifi USB transmitter on my PC and set it up.
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Thanks Beatnik, I'm a vibration dude and busy so detest getting IT involved and don't really have the time to figure it all out. I think Rusty spent quite a bit of time figuring it out and gave up. (Rusty correct me if I am wrong)  I work for myself so every time i need IT it costs. i have put the thumb screws on Emerson to reduce the qoute so if they come to the party i might just bite the bullet. I do have some leverage b/c I'm buying 2 2140's.  And I would like to give head phones a crack. rgds
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I played with it a bit on my home network, specifically because I was having issues with the microUSB adapter.  It took some playing but I got it to work, the challenge in a business setting is that you will need your IT to assign you a fixed IP address to make it work.


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Rusty,

Do you use the ISOtunesPRO to make voice notes/recordings? How good is the microphone quality in a noisy plant? I am interested in voice dictation with Dragon DPI in noisy work areas.

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