WiFis how many do I need for one TIU & one TMCC Base ? ...one right but is it a Lionel WiFi or an MTH Wifi?

If I am trying to run both DCS and TMCC engines under one TIU(I.) and a TMCC Base with the MTH App; which Wifi mod do I need Lionels or MTHs?? Do I need both??

And how do I connect the TMCC Base Unit into the mix, I think I need a SER2?

What does the wiring look like?  It's not in Barry's 12 page Addendum or the WiFi companion that never talks about the MTH WiFi Unit with the Lionel WiFi.

Can't imagine why you would need two WiFis for one TIU and a TMCC base that talks to the TIU.

Confused??

AlanHN

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lan,

It's not in Barry's 12 page Addendum

Look at the following on page 3 of the addendum:

Wiring for TMCC Engine Control (Only)

The following wiring methods allow control of TMCC engines, and Legacy engines that are configured as TMCC engines.

Then, look at the diagram on page 3.

The WIU is not shown on any diagrams because it is always required.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Alan,

OK I  see the diagram, if the WIU  is connected always to the Rs232 on the TIU; then how is the Base connected  to the TIU?  There must be a cable(s) I dont have.

You need an RS232 serial Y cable with 1 male port and 2 female ports. I use this one from Amazon.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Alan,

thanks  i see how the Explorer TIU WILL MAKE THIS EASIER

It will make things easier because it won't allow either full DCS features and functions, , accessory or switch track operation,  or use of TMCC/Legacy engines at all from the app.

The DCS Explorer is not a replacement for a TIU/WIU combination. It is only intended as a DCS entry-level device.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Alan,

so if I had TIU Rev L, I would NOT need the y-connector as the L has a USB port for the WIU and the TMCC Base would use the Rs232 port?

That's correct.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

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