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LNWI WIFI RECEIVER LOCONET "SMARTPHONE APPT INTERFACE"

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LNWI WIFI RECEIVER LOCONET "SMARTPHONE APPT INTERFACE"
Posted by gondola1988 on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:42 PM

Maybe a dumb question but does this allow your system to update the throttle and the DCS240 if I have a computer elsewhere? Or do I have to have a computer wired into the DCS?

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:48 PM

 It's strictly a device to use smartphones as throttles. It's not a computer interface to Loconet. For that you need a PR3 or a Locobuffer USB.

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Posted by gondola1988 on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:38 PM

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Ok thanks Randy. Was just wondering. I have the new 240 and was wondering about updating it 

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Posted by Stevert on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:52 PM

gondola1988

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Ok thanks Randy. Was just wondering. I have the new 240 and was wondering about updating it 

 

 
Read your manual.  The DCS240 has it's own USB interface built in.
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Posted by Drumguy on Monday, November 13, 2017 9:26 PM

Unfortunately, for us Mac guys, theres no convenient way to update any Digitrax hardware/firmware. JMRI has a tool that will update some things, but it’s a “use at your own risk” proposition (granted, risk is probably minimal—those JMRI guys are smart cookies, but...). Personally I don’t know anybody with a Windows laptop. My entire company is Mac, my wife’s entire company is Mac.  Heck, my brother is a high level IT guy and he uses a Mac laptop for personal use. Would be nice if Digitrax could/would make their updaters run via their mobile Toolbox apps. 

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:05 AM

 Use Parallels or VMWare to run a Windows VM on the Mac. 

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