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Batrium wifi extender or USB connect over LAN
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Hi
My Watchmon 4 will be located outside of my home in a steel cabinet with Inverter/ Charger etc.
I won’t get WiFi coverage there, I currently have an Enphase Envoy in my meterbox which is right next to it and had to run a LAN cable to it to get reliable comms.
I’ll be putting in a network switch to connect the Envoy, and Victron Venus, I’d like to connect to the Watchmon via the same network cable.

Has anyone worked through the same issue?
I was thinking of either a Wifi network extender or seeing if there is a USB to LAN solution.

Any advice or experience would be great thanks
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(04-08-2019, 07:25 AM)Jon Wrote: I’ll be putting in a network switch to connect the Envoy, and Victron Venus, I’d like to connect to the Watchmon via the same network cable.

That'll work, a hub or switch at both ends of the existing data cable - I have the same but connected via fibre, with a Devolo wifi AP attached at the remote end.

https://www.devolo.co.uk/internet-in-any-room.html

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Thanks Sean
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#4
This can also be done with most regular wifi routers:
- before connecting to existing network, set the new router to be in the same subnet range as your main router, eg if main router is 192.168.1.1, you could set the new one to 192.168.1.2
- setup the wifi & password
- then turn off DHCP in the new router
- join the LAN side to the existing network (leave WAN port disconnected)
You get 3 spare Ethernet ports & the WiFi in one unit.
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