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Quick reference sheet for
WiFi to RS-232 adapter UCW232/WA-232B
Package Contents:
WiFi RS-232 adapter x 1
2 dBi dipole antenna x 1
A4 User manual x 1
USB Cable x 1
DB9 (Female)
4.5 ~27VDC
LEDs:
Data: Red
GND
Status: Blue
+
Power switch
DCE/DTE
Mini USB
Reset switch
2 dBi dipole
Removable stand-off nuts
antenna
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SPECIFICATIONS
Part number
UCW232/WA-232B
Processor
ASIX AX22011
Operating system
Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (32/64-bit)
Network
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Frequency
2.412 - 2.484 GHz
Security
WEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
Protocols
Network mode
Output power (peak)
ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, DHCP
Supports server and client mode and user defined socket port number.
Simple AP(optional AdHoc) / Infrastructure mode
802.11b: 16.5 ±1dBm, 802.11g: 14 ± 1dBm 54 Mbps;15 ±
1dBm @ 48Mbps; 16 ± 1dBm @ 6 ~ 36 Mbps
Receive sensitivity
-88dbm typ.
Power consumption
Max. 360mA peak at 3.3V
Baud rate
1200 to 921,600 bps
Data bits
5, 6, 7, 8
Parity
None, even, odd
Stop bits
1, 1.5, 2
Parameter configuration
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Configuration utility software (included) over WiFi
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Web browser over WiFi
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Telnet over WiFi
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Serial RS232 port
Operating distance
Up to 330 feet (100 meters)
DEC/DTE
Manual switch
RS232 Signals
TX, RX, CTS, RTS, GND
Flow control
Hardware RTS/CTS, software XON/XOFF, None
Serial port
1-port RS232 female D-sub 9-pin
Antenna
External 2dBi di-pole, SMA Female
Power supply
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5.0VDC by included mini USB cable
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5.0 to 24.0VDC by screw terminals
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External power supply or battery
Operating temp.
0C to +70C
External battery option
Yes
Dimensions
80 x 40 x 18 mm
Certifications
CE, FCC, ROHS
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Power
The adapter can be powered either through the mini USB port (max 5.5VDC) or through the
screw terminals (max 24VDC).
Default COM port settings
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Baud rate: 115200 bps
Data bit: 8
Parity: none
Stop bit: 1
Flow control: none
Default network settings
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Adhoc mode (Simple AP), DHCP disabled
SSID: R2WiFi
No Security
IP: 192.168.2.99
Socket port: 5000
Channel: 11
Log in ID: admin
Log in password: admin
Management
The parameters of the adapter can be configured the following ways:
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Web browser over WiFi
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Configuration utility software (included) over WiFi
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Telnet over WiFi
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Serial RS232 port
Please refer to the setup guide “How to setup the UCW232/WA-232B Serial WiFi adapter” for details.
Virtual COM port driver
A virtual COM port can be created with the included software utility.
Alternative compatible COM port software are:
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PortShare
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Fabulatech COM port redirector
Please refer to the setup guide “How to setup the UCW232/WA-232B Serial WiFi adapter” for details.
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LED indication lights:
LED
On
Off
Flashing
Red
Connect AP OK
Connect AP Fail
On receiving data
Blue
N/A
Stop transmitting data
On transmitting data
Reset button
Press the “Reset” button for more than 5 seconds. The LEDs will turn off for a few seconds and then the adapter
will reboot to the default values. Alternatively the adapter can be reset by software.
DB9 female pin configuration
RS232 signals:
Pin
Signal
1
CD
Input
2
TxD
Output
3
RxD
DTE Direction
DCE
Direction
Output
Input
Description
Not connected
Transmitted data
Input
Output
Received data
Contact manufacturer to set this
4
DSR
Input
Output
5
GND
N/A
N/A
Signal ground
6
DTR
Output
Input
Contact manufacturer to set this
7
CTS
Input
Output
Clear to send
8
RTS
Output
9
Vcc
Input
Input
Input
Request to send (Default)
External Power supply (by special
request only)
DSR/DTR Connection:
Command set
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ITEM
FUNCTION
COMMAND
1
To change data mode to command mode
+++
2
To change command mode to data mode
exit
3
System restart
reboot
4
New password
passwd
5
New username
username
6
IP address information inquiry
ipconfig
7
System parameter save
saveconfig
8
Software reboot
software-reset
9
E-mail configuation information
emconfig
10
Wifi connection status
connstatus
11
Inquiry an IP network
ping
12
Wireless site survey in infrastructure mode
sisrvy
13
Interconnect Wireless network
jbss
14
WiFi allocation information
wificonfig
15
Easy configuration module
ezconfig
16
MAC address information
station
17
Static IP address of device server in
Server mode
set ip
18
Subnet mask of device server
set mask
19
Gateway IP address of device server
set gateway
20
DNS server IP address of device server
set dns
21
UART serialport parameter setting
set serialport
22
Server/Client setting
set mode
23
Local server port setting
set srvport
24
Destination port setting
set dstport
25
DHCP enable/disable
set dhcpclient
26
Communication protocol
set connectype
27
Time interval to send out serial data packet
set transmitimer
28
Accessible IP Addresses Configuration
Parameters
set accessip
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Accessible IP Mode: Enable
set accip
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Current e-mail server address:
XXX.com.tw
set ems
31
Current e-mail from address
set emf
32
Current e-mail to1 address
set emt1
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Current e-mail to2 address
set emt2
34
Current e-mail to3 address
set emt3
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Auto Warning Settings
set aw
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RS485 mode set
set rs485
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Assign host IP address
set dsthn
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Firmware upgrade server address
set tftpsrv
39
Firmware upgrade file name
set filename
40
Display Debug Message
set dbgmsg
41
Transmit management data via
broadcast/multicast packet
set bmcast
42
Service Set Identifier
set ssid
43
Ad-hoc / Infrastructurt mode setting
set nt
44
Channel setting
set ch
45
If WEP encryption is selected, this selects
the key length,
either WEP-64 or WEP-128 to be used.
set wepklen
46
Wireless network Encryption
set w64k
47
Wireless network Encryption
set w128k
48
WEP Key Index
set wki
49
AES/TKIP key value
set wp
50
The WiFi data can be encrypted with
option of open system , WEP 64/128, TKIP
and AES.
set et
51
Preamble will be either Long Preamble, or
Auto
set pmb
52
Transmission Power Level
set tpl
53
Transmission data rate of WiFi connection
set dr
54
Enable/disable Auto Power Control
set apc
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Periodic time to send Beacon in ms, if in
Ad-Hoc mode
set bi
56
Protection frame type will be either RTS or
Self-CTS
set pft
57
Key auto code setting
set keyauto
58
DHCP server setting
set dhcpsrv
59
DHCP server enable
set dhcpsrvenable
“Help” command info (Available for RS-232 setup only)
username: admin (default)
password: admin (default)
U1.00> help
U1.00> help
Usage: help
Usage: quit
Usage: reboot
Usage: passwd
Old Password:
New Password:
Re-enter New Password:
Usage: username <user name>
Usage: ipconfig
Usage: saveconfig
Usage: software-reset
Usage: emconfig
Usage: connstatus
Usage: ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Usage: sisrvy [ssid]
Usage: jbss <ID in sitesurvey table>
Usage: wificonfig
Usage: ezconfig
Usage: station
Usage: exit
U1.00>
“Sethelp” command info (Available for RS-232 setup only)
username: admin (default)
password: admin (default)
U1.00> sethelp
Usage: set ip <ip addr>
Usage: set mask <netmask>
Usage: set gateway <ip addr>
Usage: set dns <ip addr>
Usage: set serialport <baud rate> <data bits> <parity> <stop bits> <flow ctrl>
<baud rate>: 0: 921600
5: 9600
1: 115200
6: 4800
2: 57600
7: 2400
3: 38400
8: 1200
4: 19200
<data bits>: 0: 5
2: 7
1: 6
3: 8
<parity>:
0: Odd
2: None
1: Even
<stop bits>: 0: 1
1: 1.5
2: 2
<flow ctrl>: 0: Xon/Xoff
2: None
1: Hardware
Usage: set mode <mode>
<mode>: 0: SERVER
1: CLIENT
Usage: set srvport <port>
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Usage: set dstport <port>
Usage: set dhcpclient <status>
<status>: 0: disable
1: enable
Usage: set connectype <protocol>
<protocol>: 0: TCP
1: UDP
Usage: set transmitimer <time>
<time>: time in ms
Usage: set accessip <index> <ip addr>
<index>:
index of accessible IP
<ip addr>: accessible IP address
Usage: set accip <mode>
<mode>: 0: disable
1: enable
Usage: set ems <e-mail server domain name>
Usage: set emf <e-mail address>
Usage: set emt1 <e-mail address>
Usage: set emt2 <e-mail address>
Usage: set emt3 <e-mail address>
Usage: set aw <cold start> <authentication fail> <ip changed> <password changed>
<cold start>:
0: Disable
1: Enable
<authentication fail>:
0: Disable
1: Enable
<ip changed>:
0: Disable
1: Enable
<password changed>:
0: Disable
1: Enable
Usage: set rs485 <mode>
<mode>:
1: Single Twisted Pair HD
3: Double Twisted Pair FD (Master)
Usage: set dsthn <Host name/IP>
Usage: tftpsrv <type> <ip addr>
<type>: 0: Bldr
1: MCPU
2: WCPU
Usage: set filename <type> <file name>
<type>: 0: Bldr
1: MCPU
2: WCPU
Usage: set dbgmsg <mode>
<mode>: 0: Disable
1: Enable
Usage: set bmcast <bcast> <mcast>
<bcast>: 0: Off
1: On
<mcast>: 0: Off
1: On
Usage: set ssid <Maximum 31 characters>
Usage: set nt <0 = Infra mode, 1 = Simple-AP mode>
Usage: set ch <channel index>
<channel index>
0: Auto 1: 1
2: 2
3: 3
4: 4
5: 5
6: 6
7: 7
8: 8
9: 9 10: 10 11: 11
Usage: set wepklen <0:64 bits, 1:128 bits>
Usage: set w64k <index = 0 ~ 3> <HEX Byte 0> <HEX Byte 1> ... <HEX Byte 4>
Usage: set w128k <index = 0 ~ 3> <HEX Byte 0> <HEX Byte 1> ... <HEX Byte 12>
Usage: set wki <WEP key index = 0 ~ 3>
Usage: set wp <WPA Passphrase, 8 ~ 63 characters>
Usage: set et <Encryption Type>
<Encryption Type> 0: No Security
3: TKIP
1: WEP64
4: AES
2: WEP128
5: Auto
Usage: set pmb <0 = Long preamble, 1 = Auto>
Usage: set rts <RTS threshold, 0 ~ 2432>
Usage: set tpl <Power level>
<Power level> 0: 100%
3: 12.5%
1: 50%
4: 6.25%
2: 25%
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Usage: set dr <Data rate>
<Data rate> 0: Auto
7: 12Mbps
1: 1Mbps
8: 18Mbps
2: 2Mbps
9: 24Mbps
3: 5.5Mbps
10: 36Mbps
4: 6Mbps
11: 48Mbps
5: 9Mbps
12: 54Mbps
6: 11Mbps
Usage: set apc <Auto power control>
<Auto power control> 0: Disable
1: Enable
Usage: set bi <Beacon interval(ms)>
<Beacon interval(ms)> 20 ~ 1000
Usage: set pft <Protection frame type>
<Protection frame type>: 0: RTS
1: Self-CTS
Usage: set keyauto <key string>
Usage: set dhcpsrv <start addr> <end addr> <netmask> <gateway> <lease>
Usage: set dhcpsrvenable <status>
<status>: 0: disable
1: enable
U1.00>
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