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WiFi with NCE DCC

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WiFi with NCE DCC
Posted by lgbfan71787 on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:30 PM

Is anyone controlling a NCE command station over WiFi and what other components are you using?

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Posted by gregc on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:59 AM

as far as I know, the is no direct WiFi interface to an NCE command station.

A PC or Raspberry Pi are needed to run JMRI's Panel Pro which is what the WiFi throttle connects to

an NCE USB interface connects the PC/Raspberry Pi to the NCE cabbus (like any other controller)

and of course, you can use the WiFi throttle running on a smart phone

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:13 AM

 WiFiTrax has 2. One is a module that plugs in to the cab bus, that's the first one they came out with, the WFD-30

WifiTrax - WFD-30

 They now have a new one, the WFD-31, which replaces the PCB of any cab bus panel OR PowerCab Panel - it does what the PowerCab Panel does for the PowerCab PLUS adds a WiFi interface.

WifiTrax - WFD-31

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Posted by aj1s on Monday, January 25, 2021 4:46 PM

WFD-31: Sweet! 

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Posted by maxman on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:57 AM

rrinker

 WiFiTrax has 2. One is a module that plugs in to the cab bus, that's the first one they came out with, the WFD-30

WifiTrax - WFD-30

 They now have a new one, the WFD-31, which replaces the PCB of any cab bus panel OR PowerCab Panel - it does what the PowerCab Panel does for the PowerCab PLUS adds a WiFi interface.

WifiTrax - WFD-31

                                           --Randy

 

 

So with these devices do I still need a router and an internet connection, or will a smartphone connect wirelessly directly?

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:39 AM

 4 throttles direct, no router, or 8 if you link it to your own router.

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Visit my web site at www.readingeastpenn.com for construction updates, DCC Info, and more.

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