Archived:sbRIO-9651 Wireless Connectivity Options

Updated Jun 21, 2018

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  • sbRIO-9651

Issue Details

I want to use the sbRIO-9651 SOM module in an application where I would like to distribute the nodes in a wireless network, but I cannot find a method for WiFi connectivity.


You can implement a Moxa AWK-3121 industrial access point to connect an sbRIO-9651, or any other Ethernet device, to a WiFi network.

Alternatively, you can use a WiFi enabled CompactRIO (cRIO-9032 or cRIO-9037).

Note: Moxa AWK-3121 is not recommended for new designs. 

Additional Information

  • There are several forum posts from customers that have been able to implement this with USB to WiFi adapters, but the implementations require modifications or the installation, configuration, or use of 3rd party tools on the Linux ecosystem. However, these implementations are not documented and any modification of the Linux ecosystem is not supported by National Instruments. Two examples of these forums are included in the Related Links section.\
  • If you decide to attempt using a third party adapter, you can get help from experienced users in the HARDWARE DEVELOPERS COMMUNITY - NI SBRIO & SOM.
  • Any Real-Time OS or hardware feature requests can be posted in the LabVIEW Real-Time Idea Exchange forum. The forum is monitored by R&D and if a request post gets community attention, R&D may consider implementing the requests as a features for newer software or hardware.


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