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    Default Reading inputstream on socket

    I'm having a problem with reading data that is sent to me. I have a wifi module that is reading inverted ASCII character data from a serial device, and then sending that data to my PC. I'm very new to using the socket and serversocket classes, and after some investigation, set the following program up. I can successfully connect to the wifi module, but I want to be able to print out the data that is being sent to my PC from the module. I tried doing this at first with

    in = new BufferedReader(new inputStreamReader(skt.getInputStream()));

    and then System.out.print(in), but this returns undecipherable results, like:


    I then tried casting to a string and a character array (as seen below), but then the program would get stuck and not continue after connecting.

    I suspect that it is some sort of simple character formatting problem. Any ideas?

    Here's the code:

    import java.lang.*;
    class TCPServer {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
    String data = "Toobie ornaught toobie";
    BufferedReader in = null;

    try {
    InetAddress ia = InetAddress.getByName("");
    ServerSocket srvr = new ServerSocket(5000, 50, ia);

    Socket skt = srvr.accept();
    System.out.print("Server has connected!\n");
    PrintWriter out = new PrintWriter(skt.getOutputStream(), true);

    //String uart_data = inputstream.
    in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(skt.getInputStream()));

    // one attempt that didn't work
    char[] cbuf = null;;

    System.out.print(in + "\n");

    System.out.print("Sending string: '" + data + "'\n");
    srvr = null;

    catch(Exception e) {
    System.out.print("Whoops! It didn't work!\n");


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    Debbie is offline Member
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    Try looping on the readLine() method of the bufferedReader.

    Java Code:
    String nextLine;
    while((nextLine = in.readLine()) != null) {

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