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Is it possible to make UPS USB port wireless?

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Is it possible to make UPS USB port wireless?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/5/2013


Would it be possible to make the APC software to see the attached UPS using a USB -> WiFi converter ( Wnce2001 or Belkin : Network USB Hub ) via my wireless LAN instead of having to mess everything up with yet another dangling cable?

Also, I'd like to hook up more than ONE computer to the UPS and make it too be able to pick up the shut down signal from the UPS. I could use a regular USB hub, but it d be really really neat to not have more dangling cables behind the desk ... really!


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Re: Is it possible to make UPS USB port wireless?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 5/6/2013


Unfortunately, each UPS can only support up to one computer so you'll find the USB hub option will not work even if you try to hook it up.

I also don't know about the wifi converter thing as I imagine we have not tested it. I would not feel comfortable suggesting it without having any experience trying it though. I understand your frustration with all of the cables though I just don't know if the USB signals we use would work through that converter. undecided

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Re: Is it possible to make UPS USB port wireless?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 5/13/2013


Hello - I had sort of assumed you had a Back UPS which is intended for home users which typically have only one computer (besides power users). Thus, for Back UPS it is not supported.

For Smart UPS users, we do have the ability to support this over serial connections currently OR even easier, with a network management card and powerchute network shutdown - eliminating the need for USB altogether but allowing multiple computers attached to one UPS to gracefully shutdown.

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Is it possible to make UPS USB port wireless?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/5/2013


Would it be possible to make the APC software to see the attached UPS using a USB -> WiFi converter ( Wnce2001 or Belkin : Network USB Hub ) via my wireless LAN instead of having to mess everything up with yet another dangling cable?

Also, I'd like to hook up more than ONE computer to the UPS and make it too be able to pick up the shut down signal from the UPS. I could use a regular USB hub, but it d be really really neat to not have more dangling cables behind the desk ... really!

BillP
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Re: Is it possible to make UPS USB port wireless?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 5/6/2013


Unfortunately, each UPS can only support up to one computer so you'll find the USB hub option will not work even if you try to hook it up.

I also don't know about the wifi converter thing as I imagine we have not tested it. I would not feel comfortable suggesting it without having any experience trying it though. I understand your frustration with all of the cables though I just don't know if the USB signals we use would work through that converter. undecided