Foxtrot basic modules 27.07.2020 08:57 27.07.2020 08:57

The basic Foxtrot module of the CP-20xx series allows the use of WiFi wireless communication. WiFi connection can be used both for connecting CP to the local wireless network, or you can use the WiFi interface of the basic module to create your own network - the basic module is then in the function of an access point (AP).

WiFi can be installed in the USB interface on the front of the CP-20xx (hereinafter External WiFi), we are also preparing the implementation of basic modules, where WiFi will be installed directly inside the module with an antenna to the connector on the front of the module (Internal WiFi).


External WiFi

It is possible to connect a USB WiFi module to the control panel using USB port 1 (USB host next to the display).

Small WiFi module

The Connect IT CI-232 module, which we also supply, is supported and recommended.
Supported chip sets are: Realtek 8192C / 8188C and Ralink RT2800 / RT2570 / RT2571 / RT2671.
WiFi can be used in both Client and Hotspot mode. WPA2 encryption. You can find the settings at http: //foxtrot.local: 8080.
Network communication is solved in the ST language via the WLAN1 (internal WiFi) or WLAN2 (external WiFi plugged into the USB connector) interface.

CONNECT IT CI-232 Mini Adapter 150Mb / s (small mushroom):

frequency 2.4 GHz
USB 2.0
150 Mbps
802.11 b/g/n
Internal antenna.
Range of 10m

Longer range WiFi module with external antenna

TP-LINK TL-WN722N is supported and recommended.

Frequency: 2,4 GHz
Interface: USB 2.0
Baud rate: 150 Mbps
Standards: 802.11 b/g/n
Antenna: external removable with gain of 4dBi
Range of: 80m open space (we tried). Can get better with better antenna. 

WIFI síťová karta TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB adaptér - DANAPO - David ČernýThe module has a button for activating WPS, which Foxtrot does not operate.

The module works in client or AP mode using WPA2 encryption.

It is set using the web pages on the PLC https://foxtrot.local:8443/cgi-bin/network/wlan1.cgi or from the program using the SetWiFiParam () or GetWiFiParam () functions in the ComLib library.


Internal WiFi

Variants of the basic Foxtrot 2 modules with internal WiFi are not available yet.