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#1 Crazyhorse

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 06:01 AM

Anyone managed to get a gofree WiFi to work with other Ethernet devices? It should but the admin password doesn't work to get in to the setup to get ports to work with other devices?
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 06:09 AM

Does it work in client mode, ie connect your MFD to internet?
Mine does above but won't connect to my phone to mirror via ethernet.
To busy working to sort. (Probably the phone)

Is it new? If not someone could have changed password. Factory reset perhaps?

 

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:55 AM

Yes and yes. No issues. Make sure you have the latest firmware - and use the right password!
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 08:38 AM

Not sure Lat. It's designed to connect via wifi to a TCPIP server so will update software via the internet. Not sure if you can "surf" the net via a wifi smart phone. Should be possible using the gofree ip address. The plan is to convert the USB 2 output from our AIS to Ethernet. Can already see ais targets on the mfd and tablet via the gofree on wifi but when power is an issue, being able to just use the gofree would be great. Trouble will be getting the ethernet plugs that go into the gofree. I am sure they are proprietary to Navico. They were talking about extending the usefulness of the gofree but that was years ago and not a word since.
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:47 AM

Nope, The Gofree is Either an access point OR a client - so it can connect to the internet and update items on the bus, or it can provide wifi to the boat so portable devices can share the data. If you want both, I'd suggest either a cellular router, or a Ubiquiti Bullet to provide wifi connection to the internet, and plug that into the gofree ethernet port. Then you have both. This is what I have on IT...


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:29 AM

Repeating data is what I am chasing Matt. It's a gateway to the mfd using "link", works well. What I was hoping to do was use the 2nd port to repeat AIS data from a USB source. I figure thats a long shot? (Anyone know a recipe for hammerhead shark? ...just caught one)
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 11:33 AM

The USB data is serial, and NMEA0183. You need a converter, 0183-n2k. Like an Actisense, and put the data on the bus ... $ though


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:58 PM

The MFD already does that. No way to do it direct to the gofree wifi?
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:13 PM

Yep, what I thought. Cheaper to get a cheap router but then there is the host software and I doubt anything is available. Digital Yacht has two apps that supposedly work with the usb port on the ait2000 using a otg conection but failed on my Samsung tablet. Thanks for the advice. Time to give up.
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 04:18 PM

vesper AIS will talk direct to gofree wifi, or n2k....


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