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Hi All

I was looking for how to read barcodes in background from a wifi reader
using VB6. my barcode scanner is a wifi reader. When reading, does the
incoming data goes to the COM port? even if there is nothing linked to the
COM port??

Can anyone point me to some tutorials on how to do this ? Also I would like
to learn about the process of reading from a wifi reader ??

I found this thread :
http://www.thescripts.com/forum/thread13369.html .
It talks about some tools (BC-Wedge or WinWedge), I was wondering whether this BC-Wedge or WinWedge works with a wifi barcode scanner (Which doesn't have a serial port) ???

I intend to use a VB6 program, that will be executed in my LXE MX7 reader, from a terminal service window.

Many thanks in advance.
Any help is too much appreciated.

Lavida
Mar 14 '07 #1
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If your reader is not connected to the com port it will not send data through the com port. A wifi device will have a n ip address on your network
Mar 14 '07 #2

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Many thanks for your reply.

Actually, it does have an IP Address, and that is making me confused, coz I don't really know where the incoming data goes to?? I guess to the keyboard buffer !!!! If so, how to read it with VB6??

Tanks again
Mar 15 '07 #3

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Many thanks for your reply.

Actually, it does have an IP Address, and that is making me confused, coz I don't really know where the incoming data goes to?? I guess to the keyboard buffer !!!! If so, how to read it with VB6??

Tanks again
You need instructions for the device. Which ip address is it sending data to or is it waiting to be polled?
Mar 15 '07 #4

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I have no manual/User guide for the device, that's why I need to figure it out myself.
I want to start with the keyboard buffer : I want to code with VB6 to read what's in the keyboard buffer. Is it possible??
Mar 15 '07 #5

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You can't figure it out for yourself. You need to poll the ip address and communicate with the device. Do a google search for the manual

This will give you an idea of how it works
Mar 15 '07 #6

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I do communicate with the device. I have access to my servers from this scanner via "Remote Desktop Connection" running on the scanner.
I just need the code to read the keyboard buffer, to test
Mar 15 '07 #7

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You'll find hereafter more details about my barcode scanner :
http://www.lxe.com/pdf/MX7Datasheet.pdf
Mar 16 '07 #8

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You'll find hereafter more details about my barcode scanner :
http://www.lxe.com/pdf/MX7Datasheet.pdf
If you look under 'Optional Software' you will see SDK with Microsoft® & LXE APIs
This is what you need
Mar 16 '07 #9

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How can these tools be useful to me ??

I need to code this with VB6.
Mar 16 '07 #10

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How can these tools be useful to me ??

I need to code this with VB6.
SDK is a software development kit. And it has microsoft APIs. I don't know what language it is written in. You will have to contact them to find out if it will work with vb6. These SDKs are usually either vb or c++.
Mar 16 '07 #11

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