FocusLynx WiFi Wireless Option
#19535 - FocusLynx 802.11 WiFi Wireless Network Option
The FocusLynx Control Hub includes a wired Ethernet connection and interface as standard. However, many users prefer to go completely wireless with their telescope setups. The FocusLynx 802.11 WiFi wireless networking option eliminates the need for any communication wires to the control PC or tablet. Taking advantage of the 802.11 networking standard, the FocusLynx WiFi option allows true wireless connectivity. Only power need be applied to the FocusLynx hub with this option.
With the WiFi Option in place, an Ad-Hoc network is created by the wireless module that allows easy communication and integration into any existing 802.11 wireless network. Control of the FocusLynx hub can be accomplished through Optec's iPhone or Android OS apps using the built-in wireless web pages allowing the user to focus through most any smartphone. Concurrent communications ensure FocusLynx Commander software, ASCOM client software, FocusLynx Hand Control, and smartphone are all updated simultaneously.
The #19535 FocusLynx WiFi Option can be added to any existing FocusLynx or FeatherTouch Focuser BOSS II system at any time. Contact Optec Technical Support with questions or for assistance with your configuration.
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- WiFi Module: Microchip MRF24WB0MB/RM
- WiFi Type: IEEE 802.11 2.4GHz RF Transceiver
- Network Compatibility: 802.11b/g/n Networks
- Antenna: Integrated and external type MRF24WB0MB included
- Temperature Range: -40°C to +85°C
- Network Protocols: Ad hoc, WEP, WPA supported
- Range: up to 400m (1300 ft.) [long-range antenna available]
For ease of installation and configuration of the WiFi Option, we have prepared the video demonstration below:
How to Order:
#19535 FocusLynx WiFi Option
- 802.11 wireless add-on board,
- external antenna,
- Two 4-40 x 0.25" pan head mounting screws.
Click here for the FocusLynx WiFi Board Installation instructions in pdf format.
Windows 10 Update:
Early versions of Windows 10 do not appear to include support for Ad-Hoc networks. The WiFi board uses an Ad-Hoc network for initial connection and configuration. There are several articles for adding Ad-Hoc connections back into Windows 10 available on the internet including this article.
If having problems connecting to the FocusLynx WiFi board, please follow these steps to solve any connection problems you may encounter.
Additional Details and Resources:
The Datasheet for MRF24WB0MA/MRF24WB0MB is available from the Microchip website: http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/70632C.pdf