What is the difference between the DCS WiFi Unit and the DCS Explorer? I just started unpacking my stuff to start setting up my layout again after the basement flood and opened up my DCS WiFi Unit and noticed it was different than what I've been seeing on the forum. My DCS WiFi Unit is black and the DCS Explorer is gray. Is there an advantage of having one over the other? Thanks in advance for your help. I am way behind on what on what has been happening. Thanks again.
I use the Explorer for a small Christmas layout and the WIU for the main layout in the train room.
Hope this helps: Gary
The explorer is a self contained 6 amp max single TIU channel unit with wifi. It comes with new starter sets.
The WIU is just for making the TIU (4- 10amp channels) work with WIFI as shown above in Gary's pic.
you might read thru this:
Thanks. At least I have the right one. Thing now is I see my TIU's don't have USB ports to connect my WiFi unit to.
Thing now is I see my TIU's don't have USB ports to connect my WiFi unit to.
No problem. Just use a USB to serial converter cable, like this one that I bought at Amazon.
This and a whole lot more about DCS WiFi is all in MTH’s “The DCS WiFi Companion 1st Edition!"
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Thanks Barry. I ordered the cable. Will I still be able to connect the Lionel Legacy to the older TIU also? Thanks
Will I still be able to connect the Lionel Legacy to the older TIU also?
Yes, you can. Use a serial splitter like this one that I bought on Amazon.
Thanks again Barry. I'll get one.