Xantrex Gateway Setup

Have anyone configured a Xantrex Gateway for Wifi connection? There is no site survey in the menu
only ask for SSID and WEP password I guess, this way does not work for me, only connection made succesfully is via ethernet

Thanks

Raul

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  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,099 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup

    I have my gateway wired to my router, which has other gear wired in. But I remember when using it, that the wi-fi was twitchy, and having to walk many, many times back to the shop (about 1/3 mile away) to reset it. I'm out in the middle of nowhere, no internet for the gateway to connect. ( I have a +25db antenna with a high power/low noise radio I use to pick up my router from the house)
    Sorry I can't help

    The ComBox is MUCH better than the gateway is. I haven't fired up the widget for the gateway in a month.
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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 31,171 admin
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup

    Remember that WEP wifi security is pretty weak. It is something that a dedicated hacker can break into in a few hours with a laptop (I think). If you have the only Internet connection in the area--Somebody may find it worth while to hack.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • MasterSolarPRMasterSolarPR Registered Users Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup
    mike95490 wrote: »
    I have my gateway wired to my router, which has other gear wired in. But I remember when using it, that the wi-fi was twitchy, and having to walk many, many times back to the shop (about 1/3 mile away) to reset it. I'm out in the middle of nowhere, no internet for the gateway to connect. ( I have a +25db antenna with a high power/low noise radio I use to pick up my router from the house)
    Sorry I can't help

    The ComBox is MUCH better than the gateway is. I haven't fired up the widget for the gateway in a month.

    Any help is kindly appreciated. The yahoo widget is not good for me, so elemental level for me, there is no remote internet options to monitor the systems that I know yet. So simple information. I paid for that gateway like $400 bucks thinking it was useful for remote internet monitoring capabilities, like the ComBox.


    Thanks

    Raul
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,099 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup

    I think you can only monitor the gateway, via the yahoo widget.

    If you want remote capability via the web, see if you can return the gateway, and get the new ComBox
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • MasterSolarPRMasterSolarPR Registered Users Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup

    Thanks! Will read about it
  • MasterSolarPRMasterSolarPR Registered Users Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup

    Where did you purchased it?
    mike95490 wrote: »
    I think you can only monitor the gateway, via the yahoo widget.

    If you want remote capability via the web, see if you can return the gateway, and get the new ComBox
  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,368 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup
    Where did you purchased it?

    Our Sponsor has them here http://www.solar-electric.com/schneider-electric-conext-combox.html
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,099 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Xantrex Gateway Setup
    mike95490 wrote: »
    I have my gateway wired to my router, which has other gear wired in. But I remember when using it, that the wi-fi was twitchy, and having to walk many, many times back to the shop (about 1/3 mile away) to reset it. I'm out in the middle of nowhere, no internet for the gateway to connect. ( I have a +25db antenna with a high power/low noise radio I use to pick up my router from the house)
    Sorry I can't help

    The ComBox is MUCH better than the gateway is. I haven't fired up the widget for the gateway in a month.

    update, using a new laptop, and had to get the widget sw from filehippo (yahoo abandoned it) and found a link for the
    gateway widget here http://updates.clipsal.com/downloads/software/xantrex/Xantrex_Widget.zip
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

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