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Is there any Compatible usb Wifi Module for the Victron Colour Controller CCGX

I am looking for a Compatable wifi module for the CCGX Victron colour controller or how to configure eg, TPlink usb wifi module to be recognised by the CCGX.

email: ebrahim@brighthousesolar.co.za Country: South Africa

CCGX Color Controlwifi
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tmartin000 answered ·

I bought this and it works fantastic!

CCGX Long Range WiFi Module (ASUS USB-N14)

I ordered this unit and got the one below....Newer version?

Great price!

https://shop.pkys.com/Victron-Energy-BPP900200300-CCGX-Long-Range-WiFi-Module-ASUS-USB-N14_p_7886.html#

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ASUS USB-N14


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markus answered ·

I have tested this WiFi to LAN bridge on a CCGX and it does a good job.

Vonets 300Mbps Mini WiFi Router & Wireless Bridge und Repeater VAR11 N-300: Amazon.de: Gewerbe, Industrie & Wissenschaft

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+) stable WiFi connection

+) good WiFi reception

+) no driver or configuration needed on the CCGX

+) CCGX USB port can be used to supply power to the bridge

+) inexpensive


-) production quality (cheap appearing)

-) computer is needed to preconfigure the bridge

-) Not 5Ghz capable (there are 5Ghz capable bridges available)


This is a good alternative, to the WiFi USB adapters. Maybe useful for someone searching for a low-priced and good working CCGX WiFi solution.

BR


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johnm1 answered ·

Is there anything other than the ASUS USB-N14 Wireless-N300 USB Adapter for long range wifi? In the USA, the ASUS unit is harder to find and quite expensive.


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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Compatible wifi adapters are listed here in the CCGX manual:

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#internet_connectivity

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Hi Guy. I have bought the Asus model. It comes with a CD. Obviously I can't use that on the color controller. Can I just plug the aerial into the USB port?

Yep, that should be all you need to do, the driver is built into the CCGX.

Is it possible to add additional drivers for other WIFI devices?

Hi @MMesserli, welcome to the Community!

That is not possible, sorry.

That being said, it is certainly possible that other wifi devices will work with the CCGX - it is just that they have not been Victron-tested and certified to work.