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What firmware of RLXIB-IHW should I be using when WPA2/AES is used?

Please make sure the RLXIB-IHW firmware version is at least IB3_441....

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What is the maximum distance I can get out of the RLX-IH RadioLinx radio?

In the US, with the correct antenna selection, and installation, 20 miles is very attainable....

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After configuring a temporary IP address on the RLX-IH Radio, I can no longer access the radio over Ethernet

This issue occurs when using temporary IP address and firewall. Disablethe firewall then configure the IP address. Once the IP address is set,re-start the firewall....

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What is the affect of different materials blocking a RadioLinx RLX-IH signal?

The increase in attenuation can be as high as 3DB. the following provides some examples of the attenuation values of common office construction: plasterboard wall 3db glass wall with metal frame 6db cinder block wall 4db office window 3db metal door 6db metal door in brick...

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What is the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) for the RLX-IH modules?

The RLX-IH module line is 2,190,000 hours....

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My RLXIB-IHW radio does not seemed to be working at 5GHz. How do I fix it?

If you are using a RadioLinx RLXIB-IHW radio with firmware revision 2.073 and set it to operate at 5GHz, there is a known issue in this version of firmware that causes the transmit power to drop to 0dB.  The solution is to load an earlier firmware version, 1.011; or, upgrade...

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How do I set up a wireless Modbus TCP connection using ProSoft RadioLinx RLX-IHW radios?

Please see the accompanying TechNote......

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What components do I need for a wireless Ethernet network between ControlLogix and 1734 Point I/O PLCs?

All of our Ethernet radios will function as transparent Ethernet bridge devices.  We would recommend one of our "Industrial Hotspot" radios" RLXIB-IHW: 802.11a/b/g Industrial Hotspot RLXIB-IHA: 802.11a Industrial HotspotRLXIB-IHG: 802.11g Industrial HotspotLin...

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What is the Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHNF?

The Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHNF radio is 1,360,720 Hours....

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What is the Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHW?

The Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHW is 1,343,200 Hours....

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What is the Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHG?

The Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHG is 560,640 Hours....

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What is the Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHA?

The Mean Time Between Failure (MBTF) for the RLX2-IHA is 219,000 Hours....

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How to get your RadioLinx Industial Hotspots to link.

Follow the simple steps to get your radios to link with the document attached....

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Can I use the RLXIB-IHN radio with the newer RLX2 Industrial Hotspots?

No. The RLXIB-IHN is not compatible with any of our other radios.It uses a specific software (Wireless N Discovery Tool) that none of our other radios use....

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What kind of radio frequencies does ProSoft offer?

ProSoft offers 900MHz, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and Cellular (GSM/CDMA) frequency solutions...

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What kind of security and encryption do the Industrial Hotspots offer?

This unit supports both Personal and Enterprise security modes as well as Legacy WEB encryption modes for interoperability with legacy devices. The following security mode settings are supported: - None Not recommended. - Personal Security mode using pre-shared key for networks ...

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