AMSAMOTION WIFI Wireless Programming Adapter

WIFI cable instructions V2.0 LAN version

Catalog

1, the product introduction

2, the product parameters

2.1, product picture .............................................. .................................................. ...........................

2.2. Product parameters............................................ .................................................. ...........................

3, the function description................................................. .................................................. .....................................

3.1, indicator description................................................ .................................................. ........................

3.2. Restore factory settings................................................ .................................................. ....................

3.3, hotspot name of WIFI cable.......................................... .................................................. ........

3.4. Hotspot password for WIFI cable.......................................... .................................................. ........

3.3 Operation of Configuration Mode................................................ ................................... 

Fourth, connect the PLC using examples.......................................... .................................................. ....................

4.1. Materials required................................................ .................................................. ............................

4.2. Description of the use process................................................ .................................................. ....................

4.3, PC installation.......................................... .................................................. ........................

4.4, computer connected WIFI cable................................................ .................................................. ...........

4.5. Configure the host computer................................................ .................................................. ........................

4.6. FAQ for configuring the host computer: ........................................... .............................................

4.7. Start programming software................................................ ................................... 

4.8, programming software and PLC communication is not a problem.......................................... .............................................


1, the product introduction

W100 is an industrial low-power WIFI communication module, which is mainly used for downloading and monitoring functions of PLC for wireless connection. It is plug and play. The computer does not need to connect any wired devices, only the computer is connected to the hotspot of the module. Under, open and configure the amxCOMTCP software. The PC software is very small and basically does not occupy system memory.

2, the product parameters

2.1, product picture

2.2, product parameters

1

Operating Voltage

Direct PLC programming port to take power

2

Working current

PLC power supply>0.3W

3

Communication baud rate

300~115200bps,support data bit, check digit, stop bit software configuration

4

WIFI version

802.11 b/g/n

5

Communication distance

Built-in antenna, within 30 meters under the air

6

Working frequency

2.412GHz~2.484GHz

7

Transmit power

802.11 b : +20dbm 802.11 g : +17dbm 802.11 n : +14dbm

8

Receiving sensitivity

802.11 b : -91dbm 802.11 g : -75dbm 802.11 n : -72dbm

9

Interface level

RS232,RS485,RS422

10

Range of working temperature:

-40°C- 85°C


3, the function description

3.1, indicator light description

Working status indicator

1. The working status indicator is red, and the indicator light is always in working mode.

2, the red indicator flashes 4 times, and 1 second indicates that the module enters the reset mode.

Communication indicator description

1. The communication indicator is divided into two. The transmission indicator is blue and the reception indicator is yellow.

2, the module sends data TXD indicator flashes, the module receives data RXD indicator.

3.2, restore factory settings

Reset operation method

Entry mode: Press and hold the side button for 5 seconds, and the status indicator will flash 4 times for 1 second (the indicator is consistent). Enter the reset mode and restart after power-off.

The role of reset

Factory reset, module status baud rate 9600, data bit 8 bits, stop bit 1 bit, even parity bit. Restoring factory settings does not affect the device's numbering information.

3.3, hotspot name of WIFI cable

WIFI cables are all working in hotspot mode. The hotspot name is AMX three uppercase English characters plus 8 digits of Arabic numerals, such as AXM20190623.

3.4, hot password for WIFI cable

Field-based WIFI cables work in hotspot mode and use WAPS-PA2 encryption; therefore, you need to enter a password to establish a connection.

The hotspot password is composed of 8-digit Arabic numerals of the hotspot name, such as the AXM20190623 device, and the hotspot password is 20190623.


4, connect PLC use example

4.1, required materials

W100 series module

AMX serial port to TCP tool software (amxCOMTCP)

Mitsubishi PLC FX3U

One computer with Mitsubishi PLC programming software


4.3, PC installation

(1) Open the installation file

Unzip the installation package and find the installation file for setup.exe, as shown below:


Note: Please close the relevant anti-virus software before installation. (2) Start the installation At the time of installation, only under the license agreement, as shown in the figure below, you need to select “I accept the license agreement” and then select the next step; other pages just need to select “Next”.
(3) Find the app In the first way, you can find the icon in the figure below on the desktop.




The second way is to find it in the computer's start menu, as shown below.


4.4, computer connection WIFI cable

Step 1: Power on the WIFI cable

The WIFI cable is plugged into the programming interface of the corresponding PLC, and different PLCs correspond to different WIFI cable types.

The red indicator on the WIFI cable is always on, indicating that the module is working.

Step 2: Find the number and password of the WIFI cable

The module number is found on the back of the module or on the product box. All Amoox's factory-installed WIFI cables are numbered with AMX three uppercase English characters plus 8 digits of Arabic numerals, such as AXM20190623.

The WIFI password of all products manufactured by Ai Moxun is the last 8 digits of the module number. If the WIFI cable is numbered AXM20190623, the password is 20190623.

Step 3: Connect the WIFI cable

Open the WIFI connection interface of the computer, as shown in the figure below, find the hotspot name numbered AXM20190623, then double-click it, and enter the password in the pop-up dialog box.



4.5. Configure the host computer

Before starting the local service, please make sure that the computer has successfully connected to the hotspot of the WIFI cable.

Step 1: Start the PC software


According to the (1), (2), and (3) operations in the above figure, there is no limit to the order of operation. After the operation, the following figure is shown:

Step 2: Start the local server, select the PLC type and create a serial port.


Step 3: View the created virtual serial port as shown below:

 

4.6, Start programming software instructions:

This example uses Mitsubishi's GX-WORKS2 as an illustration.

Step 1: Select the serial port virtualized by the host computer

In this case, it is COM2 with a baud rate of 9600, as shown in the following figure:

 

Step 2: Verify communication is normal. First click the communication test in (1). After the connection is successful, a dialog box will pop up. Click on the confirmation in (2) in the dialog box; then click on the confirmation in (3).

 

Application: Uploader

Select "PLC Read (R)..." in the "Online" menu of GX WORKS2, as shown below:



Application: Downloader

Select "PLC Write (W)..." in the "Online" menu of GX WORKS2, as shown below:

Click “Execute” in the above figure, the result is as shown below:
 

Application: Monitoring



4.7. Common problems and solutions:

Problem 1: Unable to start local server

Treatment method:

1. Check if the computer is connected to the hotspot name of the WIFI cable.

2. If you have successfully connected to the hotspot name of the WIFI cable, please set the wireless IP address network segment on the computer as follows:

First, open "Open Network and Sharing Center" as shown below:

Then, in the pop-up interface, select "Change Adapter Settings", as shown below:

Then, in the pop-up interface, right click on "Wireless Network Connection" and select "Properties", as shown below


Finally, set the IP to 192.168.1.XXX (you can't use 15).

 

Problem 2: Unable to create virtual serial port

Treatment method:

First, look at the WINDOS version of the computer, the desktop of the computer, find the computer or my computer, right click on the properties, and the pop-up is as shown below:

 


Then enter the installation path of the host computer, generally do not change the installation path, the relevant path information is as follows:


The 32-bit system path is: C:\Program Files\AMSAMOTION\uaCOMTCP;

The 64-bit system path is: C:\Program Files 86\AMSAMOTION\uaCOMTCP;


After entering the installation path of the host computer, as shown below:

 

Among them, WINDOS XP 32-bit selects "NT5" folder, WINDOS XP 64-bit selects "NT5x64" folder; if WINDOS 7 or above 32-bit selects "NT6" folder, WINDOS 7 or above 64-bit selects "NT6x64" file folder.


After opening the corresponding folder, as shown below, select vsbsetup to double-click and execute, and wait a few seconds to solve.



Question 3: Cannot find the corresponding PLC model

Since there are many PLC models and not all of them listed, you can select the custom mode at this time. Treatment method:

Select Set Serial Port, set baud rate, data length, check digit and stop bit in the pop-up dialog box, then click “OK”; then click “Create Serial Port”. As shown below.  

Question 4: Programming software and PLC communication are not a problem

solution

(1) Confirm that the computer is connected to the WIFI cable and successfully start the “Start Local Server” on the host computer.

(2) Check the communication parameters of the created virtual serial port, baud rate, data bit, check digit and stop bit are correct.

(3) Check whether the communication parameters of the WIFI cable are correct. The operation mode is as follows:

 

First, "Start the configuration server"

Then, select "Query serial port parameters", look at the information in the printing area, communication parameters; generally not connected, the communication parameters of the WIFI cable are incorrect, click "Set Serial Port Parameters" under "Remote Serial Port", and then click " Configure serial port parameters".

Question 5: The computer can't access the Internet

Solution (1)

The computer connects to the wired network cable through the network port.

Solution (2)

Connect the phone via a USB cable, and choose to use the USB shared hotspot on the phone; generally in the phone settings -> mobile hotspot -> USB shared network

The Apple phone is as follows:

First: Turn off WIFI, select “Personal Hotspot”; then select to open WIFI hotspot; select “USB only” in the pop-up dialog box.

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Android phone is as follows:

 

Question 6: Desktop PCs do not have WIFI

Connect your phone via a USB cable and choose to use the USB shared hotspot on your phone.

WIN10 system pop-up registration problem processing:
(1) Treatment method 1:

Step 1: Right click on the PC software "uaCOMTCP" and select "Properties"


Step 2: In the pop-up "uaCOMTCP Properties" dialog box, select "Compatibility", and then check "Run this program as an administrator"; after confirming, exit



Step 3: Reopen the PC software uaCOMTCP

(2) Treatment method 2:

The first step: find the installation directory:

The 64-bit system is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\amsamotion\uaCOMTCP

Open "Run" with administrator privileges

CD C:\Program Files (x86)\amsamotion\uaCOMTCP

Regsvr32 VSPort64.dll