Rugged WiFi Ethernet Port Adapter - cB-RWE251s

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Documentation

Bridge Mode - Demo Video
Client Mode - Demo Video

Key Features

The connectBlue Wireless LAN Rugged Ethernet Port Adapter RWE251s is well-suited for industrial and medical applications where the Ethernet cable needs to be replaced with a robust wireless connection, or when you need to connect to a WLAN infrastructure. The device supports dual-band 802.11abgn which makes it easier to identify interference free channels and connect to networks that utilize both the WLAN 2.4 and the 5GHz radio bands. The external antenna lets you freely select where to position the RWE251s, for example inside a metal cabinet. Also, since the antenna is omnidirectional you do not need to align the units for optimal wireless connectivity.

  • Wireless LAN 802.11abgn technology (dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Ethernet interface 10/100Base-T
  • External omnidirectional antenna with RPSMA connector
  • Easy configuration either via “button-push” method or via Web configuration pages
  • Supports WEP64, WEP128, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, TKIP, CCMP (AES), LEAP, PEAP
  • Radio type approved for Europe, US and Canada (R&TTE, FCC, IC)
  • DHCP server and client
  • Configurable to optimize for Profinet
  • IP65-classed housing with integrated antenna
  • Industrial temperature range -30 to +65ºC
  • Small form factor, 91x66x36 mm

Technical Data

Wireless Standard
Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Standard Specification
conforms to 802.11a/b/g/n standard

Radio
Approximate max range: 400m
Max output power including antenna: 20dBm

Type Approvals
Europe (R&TTE)
US (FCC/CFR 47 part 15 unlicensed modular transmitter approval)
Canada (IC)
Japan (MIC - formerly TELEC)
Hazardous location UL/CSA Class 1 Div 2

Interface
Ethernet Interface: 10/100BASE-T with automatic MDI/MDIX cross-over
External Input/Output: 9-30 V I/O pin to trigger configurable event, e.g. roaming

Features
  • Configurable via AT commands
  • Simple, push the button method & Web based configuration
  • IP, TCP, UDP, LLDP, HTTP, ARP
  • DHCP Client / Server
  • DNS support
  • SNMP
  • Regulatory domain support
  • User management and access control
  • Profinet optimizations
  • Maximum number of slaves: 1 (point-to-point)
Security:
  • WEP64
  • WEP128
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
  • TKIP
  • CCMP (AES)
  • LEAP
  • PEAP

Operational modes:
Managed / Infrastructure (BSS)
Unmanaged / Ad-hoc (IBSS)

Use cases:
  • Wireless Ethernet Bridge
  • Wireless LAN Client
  • Seamless roaming
  • Roaming sequence list
  • Redundancy

Power
Power supply voltage: 9 - 30 VDC Current consumption (minimum): 47 mA @30V Current consumption (average Tx): 59 mA @30V

Connectors
M12 connector for power supply and external trigger
M12 connector for Ethernet

Mechanical
Operating temperature: -30°C to +65°C
Mounting holes
Housing: Plastic, IP65
Dimensions: 91x66x36.2 mm

Certifications and Compliance
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:
  • Effective use of frequency spectrum: EN 301 893 V1.5.1 (2008-12)
  • EMC: EN 61000-6-2 (2005), EN 55022
  • Safety Compliance: EN 50371 (2002) for the health requirements