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I'd really appreciate some help with setting up monitoring on a SolarEdge system.

Computers aren't my strongest field so I think I'm confusing myself. I've tried setting up with the Netgear WNCE2001 WiFi adaptor but I'm not getting anywhere. What setting should I be using on the SolarEdge inverter?

If someone could help me out in layman's terms then that would be magic :hat::hat:
 
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Somecamel

If it's wired up correctly:p you would need the LAN setting- Turn the switch at the bottom to off, then hold number 3 (enter) password is 12312312

go to communications and make sure LAN is selected- Hope this helps but I'm a solar edge newb as well
 
they just plug n play

inverter to home plug
router to home plug


easy no tuning in you should get

S_OK on inverter if your online mate

if your stuggling give me a bell
 
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PengEF

Solarcity: what are you connecting the inverter to? a homeplug or the netgear wifi adapter? if the netgear what does it connect to and how? Need to get an idea of why your inverter is not picking up an ip-address from the dhcp.

Edit to add:
On mine that I just had fitted (yayhhh!!!) if I press the green button to cycle through the screens you eventually get to one that says Lan: TCP I think and then the next one gives the ip-address and other info.
 
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Somecamel

I've been getting DHCP failed on the Inverter, need to go back to investigate why but suspect might be the router
 
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PengEF

more likely that something isn't connected correctly somecamel as if all the parts can see each other the router will pretty much always give out a dhcp address. dhcp is very robust these days as it's been around for 30 years or more :)

You should be able to tell if it is being seen from the router end as there will be some form of diagnostic screen on the router control page that will indicate what dhcp address was given out. most decent routers have that anyway.
 
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Somecamel

more likely that something isn't connected correctly somecamel as if all the parts can see each other the router will pretty much always give out a dhcp address. dhcp is very robust these days as it's been around for 30 years or more :)

You should be able to tell if it is being seen from the router end as there will be some form of diagnostic screen on the router control page that will indicate what dhcp address was given out. most decent routers have that anyway.
Excellent, Ill have a play with it tomorrow:) Sorry to take over SolarCity
 

SolarCity

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Trying to connect both to be honest.

Trying to connect it to the home router. And getting nowhere!
 
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PengEF

you should only really need one or the other. You pair the Netgear with your wireless router (usually best to do this with a laptop near your router so there is a strong signal and follow the instructions on getting connected). Then take it to where the inverter is and connect the network cable to the Netgear wifi device. You need to make sure the inverter is set to LAN - TCP.

However if you have a handy socket near the inverter it's much much easier to just use a homeplug which as MEP Elec said is pretty much plug and play. If it isn't then the 2 homeplug devices may need to be convinced to pair up but tbh most pairs just work as soon as you get them out the box.

Is it your home router or a customers?
 

SolarCity

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It's a customer's system. If it was my own then I'd have sorted it by now. Trying to sort it out while the customer's kids are screaming "What's that, what's that, what's that....." down my ear is not my idea of fun!

I'll give it another go tomorrow. Thanks for the advice people.
 
Router is not giving a IP address had this a few times , first ask the custmer if they have disable auto ips if not they need to contact the router manufacter
I've been getting DHCP failed on the Inverter, need to go back to investigate why but suspect might be the router
 

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