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FX80 WiFi Technical Bulletin

Product name
ZFR: Wireless Field Bus System
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12012339
Revision date
2019-03-22

The FX80 Supervisory Controller enclosure has a 3-position slide switch - the WiFi selector switch.

Figure 1. Antenna and switch location on enclosure

Use the WiFi selector switch on the enclosure to turn the WiFi subsystem on or completely off. Once you set the switch to either ACC for Access Point mode or CLT for Client mode, the WiFi Enabled property in the platform WiFi Configuration view allows you to enable or disable WiFi functionality.

Note: The WiFi Enabled setting (in the FX Workbench platform WiFi Configuration view) is ignored whenever the unit’s WiFi Selector Switch is in the OFF (center) position.
Figure 2. WiFi Enabled Setting in FX Workbench

Switching from one WiFi mode to another is done only with the WiFi Selector Switch on the enclosure.

WiFi Selector Switch Positions
  • ACC (left position)
    Starts the WiFi subsystem in Access Point mode if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
    • The switch is in the ACC position.
    • WiFi is enabled through the platform WiFi Configuration view in FX Workbench, or from the system shell.
    • A country code is configured. For US models, the country code is preconfigured at the factory. For other models, you must set the county code.
    • A valid configuration for the adapter IP, access point, and DHCP server are specified and saved, either through Workbench via the platform WiFi Configuration view or system shell menu.
      Note: If you do not configure the FX80 correctly, the access point mode attempts to start, but fails to complete successfully.
  • OFF (center position)

    The OFF setting disables the WiFi subsystem, keeping WiFI from starting. If WiFI is already running, the OFF setting shuts down the WiFi subsystem. While the switch is in this position, neither Client mode nor Access Point mode can start, even if you enable it from within the FX Workbench platform WiFi Configuration view.

  • CLT (right position)
    Starts the WiFi subsystem in Client mode if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
    • Switch is in the CLT position.
    • WiFi is enabled through the platform WiFi Configuration view in FX Workbench, or from the system shell.
    • A country code is configured. For US models, the country code is preconfigured at the factory. For other models, you must set the county code.
    • If an available access point is specified and configured correctly in FX Workbench (or via system shell menu), then the Client mode starts and attempts to connect to an access point.
      Note: If you do not configure the FX80 correctly, or if out of range of the access point, then connection to that access point fails