LocoNet WiFi Interface (LNWI)
Throttle Network:Digitrax: LocoNet WiFi Interface (LNWI)
Summary: Digitrax created the LocoNet Wi-Fi Interface as a bridge between Wi-Fi throttles and the throttle network.
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|Manufacturer Part Number
|LocoNet WiFi Interface
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|Product Manual URL
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|Has computer interface
|Firmware Upgrade Possible
Digitrax offers their own bridge, the LocoNet Wireless Interface, or LocoNet WiFi Interface.
The LNWI supports 4 throttles, LocoNet supports up to 8 LNWIs, for 32 throttles in total.
It is compatible with WiThrottle and Engine Driver apps via the Hoffman WiThrottle Protocol.
It is directly connected to LocoNet, with Plug and Play installation. If offers a number of configuration and security options. For more details see the Digitrax LNWI page. It cannot be used with a LAN (Local Area Network), the only network it will connect to is LocoNet.
- Digitrax has added support for the TCS Wireless Throttles. A firmware update is available to update the LNWI to support these throttles.
LocoNet WiFi Interface
LNWI or LocoNet Wifi Interface is a device that allows you to connect WiFi devices to LocoNet.
- Wi-Fi interface to a Digitrax LocoNet
- Connect four compatible mobile Wi-Fi devices and Apps.
- Compatible with most Android and Apple devices running supported throttle apps
- Works ‘out of the box’, with no additional configuration required.
- Provides up to 32 LocoNet Throttle functionality per LNWI, with compatible apps and Command Station.
- Up to a maximum of 8 LNWI can be supported per LocoNet, allowing up to 32 wireless devices
- Multiple LNWI units automatically resolve SSID with no additional configuration when track power is turned on.
- Optional Wi-Fi WPA security. This prevents unauthorized throttles from connecting (such as at a show).
- Customize all device settings
- LocoNet Compatible
When using the LNWI your devices will not be connected to the internet. Maximum of 4 connections, additional attempts will fail.
The channel used by the LNWI must match that of the UR92.
- The UR92 only supports channels 11 – 26 for duplex throttle operation.
- The LNWI can only connect to channels 11 – 21.
- The LocoNet Group Name must match between the UR92 and LNWI
- It is possible to alter the IP address if necessary
- Port number is 12090
- When a device connects to the LNWI, all internet-based features will be lost.
The LNWI supports WPA2 to prevent unauthorized access to the network. A password is required to access the network from a wireless device.
|LNWI Status LEDs
|Green ID indicator mostly lit, winking OFF every 3 seconds
|LNWI powered and connected to LocoNet
|Green ID indicator mostly off, blinking ON every 3 seconds
|LNWI powered and LocoNet is not connected or sleeping
|Green ID indicator winks OFF
|LNWI received a good LocoNet Message
|Red OPS indicator blinks ON
|LNWI received a good Wi-Fi message
|Green ID and Red OPS indicators alternating blinking ON
|LNWI in OPSW mode
|Green ID indicator blinking steady OFF/ON, OPS indicator blinking slow OFF/ON
|LNWI is receiving an IPL update
|Green ID indicator is blinking steady OFF/ON
|LNWI waiting for an IPL update
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