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Dvkall

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USB Wifi enabled
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:01:20 PM »
Will something like this work on the Classic?  I'm not real clear on the minimum setup for power I can use to gain access to the Classic with the local. I just today got the unit and solar up and running. Now looking to check and make changes witht eh LocalApp but am not entirely clear. For some odd reason I already thought the Classic had wifi built in. My Bad.  Thanks for the support and looking forward to more detail.  Cheers....

Vic

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Re: USB Wifi enabled
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 10:27:48 PM »
Hello Dvkall,   Welcome to the Forum.

Here is a Link to a MN Video on getting a Classic onto your Network --  We usually use a Wireless Bridge,   which works great:

http://midnitesolar.com/video/videoPlay.php?video_ID=39&videoCat_ID=3

Good Luck,   Vic
Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548s, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH X2@48V, 11.1 KW STC PV, 3X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  Thanks MN for Great Products/Service/Support!

Dvkall

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Re: USB Wifi enabled
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 11:21:43 PM »
Thanks,

Now I just need to find a sweet little 12v hotspot.  Cheers...

ClassicCrazy

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Re: USB Wifi enabled
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 12:11:31 AM »
You can get older model Linksys WRT54g routers pretty inexpensively or free , and then flash them with DDWRT firmware which will let you turn them into client bridge or other options too. I have seen them for sale on ebay already flashed with DDWRT .
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=dd-wrt+router&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1
 You just need to make sure of the versions of the router you get - same model may have 8 versions and not all of them can be flashed ( most can though ) . Also some other routers can also be flashed with DDWRT - look it up and you will find info.

The Linksys mentioned above run on 12v . But you can also get inexpensive small buck converters on ebay for couple dollars  that will convert voltage down to 12v . https://www.ebay.com/itm/LM2596-DC-DC-Adjustable-Buck-Converter-Step-Down-Module-Power-Supply-1-23V-30V/272420115364?hash=item3f6d8113a4:g:iIMAAOSwqu9VHR9Z

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« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 12:16:17 AM by ClassicCrazy »
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