I will check if I can get those things in Belgium (or maybe an alternative with the same specs).
I already sent an email to carbide 3d. Yesterday, so I haven't received an answer just yet
I will post my answer once I get it.
What worries me is that my connection never gets lost when I turn on/off the router, but at random times when the router is running (even when it is not cutting anything, only spinning).
Maybe some other consumer in my house causes these things, but I only have normal things
fridge, iron, no nuclear reactor
And for the next part, I really don't want to sound negative, because I have a tremendous amount of respect for the shapeoko team, and what they achieved, but here are my two cents:
As I am not the only customer who has this problem, and because I have not done any mods or anything to the machine, and I don't run my machine together with big power consumers, I have a standard basic setup.
I consider this problem to be a design error.
I think it's really cool the community tries to help eachother with suggestions of "you can try this" and "maybe this helps", but imho the shapeoko team should evaluate this problem, and find a solution.
Even if this means a redesign of the controller board (adding usb isolation, or isolating the UART on board), or maybe design a plugon board, there are options.
BTW: this does not add a whole lot to the BOM-cost of the controller board. (I know, I have designed one, just now for one of my customers at work). Certainly a lot less, than having to buy an external usb isolator.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't seen a lot of official reactions to this problem?
Are the schematics/layout files of the controller board available? --> I searched, but failed
I wish I could take a look at them, maybe (probably not... heavily depending on PCB layout), it is possible to isolate the USB to UART part of the layout, using low-cost optocouplers.
I am superstoked about my machine, but right now it's completely useless... And it's bugging the hell out of me