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Hardware Support: Connecting Multiple Computers to LocoNet® via JMRI LocoNet Server

since 5.5.3

Note: LocoNet Server has been removed from JMRI. Use LocoNet over TCP instead. See LocoNetOverTCP LbServer for details.

This page describes how to use the inbuilt LocoNet® Client/Server capability of JMRI to connect multiple computers to a single LocoNet-equipped layout.

Briefly, one computer is physically connected to the LocoNet, and acts as a "Server" for others. One or more "Client" computers can then connect via standard TCP/IP protocols to the Server.

Setup for JMRI LocoNet Client/Server

One computer running JMRI acts as the Server, which is directly connected to the LocoNet, the other computers running JMRI connect to the Server computer as Clients.

The program in the Client computer can then be configured to connect to the layout via the LocoNet Server by:


LocoNet® is a registered trademark of Digitrax, Inc.