WiFi access points

To enable WiFi data transfer in station mode, you’ll need a WiFi access point:

  1. Select a WiFi access point for use with the CANedge2 (see below)
  2. If you’re using our 3G/4G USB router, follow our setup guide
  3. Add the WiFi access point SSID (name) and password in your Configuration File
  4. Test that the CANedge2 is able to connect to the WiFi access point (blue LED lights up[1])

Access point options

There are multiple options that you can use as WiFi access points, depending on your use case:

Standard WLAN router: In “fixed locations” (warehouses, garages, mines, offices etc.) a WLAN router can be used as an access point. It’s popular in use cases where the CANedge2 is installed in a stationary application - or in e.g. garages where vehicles may return periodically.

Cellular router (3G/4G): You can use a 3G/4G router to allow the CANedge2 to upload data e.g. while on-the-road. For example, you can power a USB 3G/4G router via the CANedge2 2nd port. You can also deploy a cellular router to serve as a shared access point for several CANedge2 units that come within range periodically.

Smartphone (3G/4G): A simple option for e.g. test purposes can be a smartphone’s hotspot.

[1]The blue LED lights up when the device connects to the WiFi access point. The device will do so when it attempts to upload files or WiFi-sync the real-time clock. If the blue LED is not light up, it can either be because the CANedge is not actively trying to upload files (e.g. if no log files are on the SD card) or if it is unable to connect to the configured WiFi access point.