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VE.Smart Networking Unidentified Network

I was installing one of my Smart Solar MPPT VE.Can devices today, and browsing the menus to see what was around. Having never used or looked at VE,Smart I opened the menu and selected join existing and found an unknown network, "Olaso UNO".

The only thing in my Yacht that has this name is the Cerbo GX and VRM Portal. Any ideas what this is?


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jperez (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

Hello,

There are only two ways a network can be added to the networks list:

  1. Pressing the "Create network" button that is on the VE.Smart Networking page and proceed with the network creation. This applies even when created using the demo products.
  2. Connecting to a product already configured for VE.Smart Networking. The network parameters are automatically fetched from the product by VictronConnect and added to its networks list.


If you have not created that network, at some point you must have connected to a product configured with it.

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I have only ever (to my memory) created two networks. That is the 12v House Bank on a BMV712 abs the Lithium Bank on a second BMV712.

When I am on the boat at the weekend I shall log into all devices via VictronConnect and see if I can track down the third network.

It will be your Cerbo looking for company. The Bluetooth can be useful for setting up networking.

Bluetooth is down the "settings" path.

bathnm avatar image bathnm klim8skeptic ·

But will the Cerbo create a VE.Smart network? There is no documentation to say that the VenusOS has this functionality.

The Bluetooth is for connecting via VictronConnect to manage basic network connectivity, according to the manuals, although works from my iPhone, but not MAC or iPad!

Venus doesn't support VE.Smart networking so it is not possible that the unknown network was retrieved from the Cerbo GX.

Perhaps it was a test network or created while playing with a demo product?