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FX80 WiFi Technical Bulletin

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Switching from one WiFi mode to another is done only with the WiFi configuration switch on the FX80 enclosure.

When switching modes, always move the switch to OFF (center), then wait for the WiFi subsystem to shut down (less than one minute). Once WiFi is stopped, the FX80 can be switched to another mode.

Note: You can switch modes without first opening the WiFi Configuration view, provided you have already configured WiFi for the FX80. For example, if you want to turn the WiFi Access Point on or off, you can change the switch position from the controller without opening the WiFi Configuration view.


  1. On the FX80 enclosure, move the WiFi switch to the OFF (center) position.

    If you have the platform WiFi Configuration view open, the WiFi Current State value changes to Stopping.

  2. Wait while the WiFi subsystem shuts down.

    In the platform WiFi Configuration view, the WiFi Current State value changes to Stopped. Also, the WiFi LED on top of the enclosure is off.

  3. On the enclosure, move the WiFi switch to:
    • ACC (left) position for Access Point mode
    • CLT (right) position for Client mode