Hello. Is anyone else having issues with setting up the Victron-approved long range range WiFi module - Netgear AC1200 onto the Color Control?
We have installed 5 or 6 now on CCGX's and really struggle to get them working. On the WiFi menus screen it just shows 'No Wifi Adapter'
Is there a required process?
What CCGX firmware is required? I thought the module may be supported straight away by recently purchased CCGX.
Actually surprised to find no related topics here! Appreciate any suggestions.
I have a MultiPlus 2 GX with built in WiFi.
If I connect it to the router with an Ethernet cable I can run VRM and access all the settings.
While connected through the Ethernet cable I am trying to connect to the router via WiFi. This is where I am having a major problem
The signature strength is at 54-54% but it is failing to connect. Sometimes it cannot even see the wireless network. I have been trying for hours and have not yet been successful. Is there an issue with these devices? Do I need to give up and have Ethernet cables through my house?
I'm struggling hard to figure out the easiest way to connect the CCGX to wifi, via a SIM card for remote monitoring. It looks like the best solution is the GX GSM 4G (assuming the CCGX can use 4g?). But are there any other ways of inserting a SIM into the CCGX? A sim card USB dongle?
We already have the CCGX long range wifi module, but it is useless without a 4G network connection.
I am also thinking about to buy and connect solar panels with an MPPT regulator
some information upfront:
We have several installations where the WiFi is not really reliable. In some cases we have a wired LAN connection to Cerbo GX. We are using for example Kaco Blueplanet 8.0 NX3 M2 as PV inverter. This does not offer a wired LAN connection only WiFi. To avoid that we buy an additional switch and access point we did configure the Kacos to connect to the WiFi AP of Cerbo which works fine.
- Is there any way to configure the DHCP in Cerbo to give the Kaco always the same IP?
or if not
- What is the configured DHCP range? We will try to give the Kacos static IP addresses but I do not want to use static IPs from DHCP range.
Looking forward to your answers.
I am unable to see my 5GHz WiFi networks with my Cerbo GX. I can’t find any documentation specifying what type of WiFi networks the Cerbo can connect to. Does it only support 2.4gHz?
Le CERBO GX perte la connexion WIFI réguliérement. La force du signal WIFI en provenance de la box est bonne.
Pour recouvrer la connexion WIFI il faut que je coupe l'alimentation du CERBO. Ca fonctionne à nouveau puis après quelques heures ou jour le CERBO perd la connexion.
J'ai tenté de faire la mise à jour du CERBO, mais ça n'a pas été possible.
Que faire, s'il vous plait.
May be, wifi WPA codec is not supported from Venus OS 2.89 on Raspberry3 ?
The wifi scann window showes only WPA2 networks, not strong present WPA network!
So connecting to present WPA Network is not possible!
Is there any solution availible? Fixed in wich image Version ? Any other solution?
I have the following problem when setting up the Victron EV Charging Station:
When scanning for Wif-Fi networks, the EV Charger sees the Cerbo. When I want to connect to it, the message "An error occured during applying of new settings!" appears.
I think the problem is that the EV charger has a very weak wifi signal. At more than a meter away there is already almost no signal. If I stand behind the wall where the charger is hanging, there is already no signal at all.
It seems to me that the charger's wifi signal cannot possibly reach the Cerbo (about 4 meters away).
Is there a solution?
Current setup utilised for 12 months with WiFi connection between Cerbo GX and local network.
Cerbo GX FW Ver:2.73 / DHCP
Asus RT-AC68U (Allocate fixed IP via DHCP based on Cerbo GX MAC-address)
Changed existing router with RT-AX58U using same SSID and PSK
Connecting using RT-AX58U SSID:
RT-AC68U now connected to network as AP with another SSID and PSK.
When iPhone is connected to RT-AC68U no issues connecting to Cerbo GX in Victron Connect and the browser.
Compared router WiFi settings side by side and adjusted new router defaults to match old router settings, but made no difference.
Seems to be issue with newer router, newer standard maybe.
Any ideas on what to check for?
I'm adding solar to a boat that I built and it's docked at my brother's house on the river. His wifi is good, but the boat will be about 120 feet away from the house, so I need a long range usb wifi dongle.
I'm confused on the best solution for the CCGX.
The current documentation (Section 1.6.2) found here: https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#internet_connectivity
says that there are 4 solutions, but only shows the 2 with victron part numbers. What are the other 2 options?
Also, when I google BPP900200300, the result is a 1 antenna device, and the ASUS model has 2 antennas.
Which is better?
Has anyone experienced this weird gap and confusion of information in the documentation?
Any insight would be very helpful!
I don't want to use the Bluetooth function.
Cerbo GX H21xxx vintage : Venus OS 2.92. Touch 50 installed
I have my Cerbo GX connected to local WiFi (Peplink) and publishing to VRM. 90% of the time it works fine but occasionally the WiFi becomes unresponsive. I have it configured to restart if it is unable to publish to VRM after X period of time. Every time it becomes unresponsive, other clients on the local LAN remain fully operational and when Cerbo restarts it recovers wifi without touching the local LAN.
Today I observed the WiFi became unresponsive shortly after a voltage drop on the Quattro shore power AC2-In and the Quattro switched to inverter mode.
[Edit:] At the time the Quattro kicked into inverter mode there was also a brief DC voltage sag, which I forgot to mention when I first posted.
I believe my vintage cerbo is not impacted by the Touch 50 problem that is well documented. Peplink's DHCP reservation is set to 1 month.
The Cerbo self-restart hack is my workaround. Functional but far from ideal.
I don't have a question per se but thought I would share a data point with the community for observation and commentary.
Thanks - John
Hi, I'll preface this with I know nothing. Our system was installed, and I've let it be for the last 2 years. All Victron, very fancy. Every winter though, wifi won't stay connected if weather is less than -5 degrees Celsius. I can reset the Cerbo and I can hear it click from the back of van where all the heart it is.... and it will then pick it up and I can get it working for a short minute or two then fail to connect. I am getting wifi from my house, van is parked in front. Strength is roughly 65% and I have placed extenders. Works great in summer, so I'm wondering if I have a hardware issue I have to look to replace... or I'm wondering if there is another wifi dongle I can buy that will be better and compatible. If someone can tell me what may be the best for better hardware/signal, or if there is something I can look at for connections, and on what device that I look that makes the wifi magic and post any videos on how to connect your suggestions (again I know nothing). it's -30 this week, and I don't want to spend another winter checking the van from inside 4 times a day when we are not using her. haha.
Yesterday I updated my Cerbo GX from firmware 2.60 to the newly released 2.62.
Cerbo GX is connected to my Internet router using WiFi.
Several times already (first time it happened yesterday, while looking into the Cerbo GX settings after the FW update) Cerbo GX was not accessible using Remote Console via LAN for several minutes.
After a few minutes I can access it again (without doing anything to fix the issue).
When this happens, on VRM there are no updates for a few minutes (VRM portal log interval is set at 1 minute).
Not sure if this is a WiFi issue (haven't got a chance to try it with a LAN cable since updating the FW) or if Cerbo GX freezes for a few minutes and that is why I can't access it with Remote Console over LAN.
The WiFi and Bluetooth LEDs are blinking normally even when this happens (or I did not catch them in time).
Yesterday, after the first time it did this, I did a Cerbo GX reboot (from Remote Console menus), but again it had the issue today: once when I tried Remote Console from a phone and second time when I tried from a PC (both devices were in the same LAN with Cerbo GX).
I never observed this problem with 2.60 firmware.
Anyone else has this issue after updating the firmware to 2.62?