Configure Router

Introduction

Yacht Devices YDNR-02 NMEA 2000 Wi-Fi Router has a built-in NMEA 2000 and SeaTalk ports, two NMEA 0183 ports, three TCP/UDP data servers and a web server through which you can easily configure the Device and update its firmware. The Device can operate in Access Point mode (creates its own Wi-Fi network) or Client mode (connects to an existing Wi-Fi network).

In firmware versions 1.20 and above, we have introduced a logging feature that makes it possible to upload your boat's data to the Yacht Devices Cloud Service.

For a full description of Device's settings, please refer to the YDNR-02 User Manual.

To make the Device operate as part of the Yacht Devices Cloud Service, follow the steps below.

Connect to the YDNR-02's own Wi-Fi network, YDNR, from any PC or mobile gadget. Access the configuration web page 192.168.4.1. On the home page, check the Device's serial number and firmware version in the "System Details" pane.

NMEA Server

Main Menu > NMEA Server

Select "NMEA Server" from the main menu. "NMEA Data Servers" page opens.

In firmware versions 1.20 and above, additional data protocols have been introduced for Server#3: Memory and Debug.

Using the Memory protocol, you can export NMEA 2000 data from your Device via a standard web browser. Select the "Server #3" checkbox, then select "Memory" from the "Data Protocol" drop-down list, and click the "Update" button. Enter your Device's IP address and port number into a browser search bar, e.g. "192.168.4.1:1458". Data Export page opens.

Select appropriate export format (CSV or GPX) as well as some file-specific parameters

The GPX format is commonly used in cartographic applications, such as Google Earth or Garmin MapSource. Please note that GPX does not support environmental data, though they may appear (or not) as text comments to track/waypoints, depending on the particular application. If you want your GPX file to be displayed on an MFD or a chartplotter, we recommend that you select the “Garmin XML Schema” option.

Debug protocol can be used to check for the presence of data on the NMEA 2000 network. Set Debug protocol and follow the same steps as above. You'll have the data listed on screen.

Logging

Main Menu > Logging

Select "Logging" from the main menu. The "Data Logging" page opens.

In the Logging pane, you can set the time interval between two consecutive data recordings in the Device's internal memory.

Further, you can set the data source priority according to your needs (NMEA 2000 or RAW).

In current firmware version, data sets are limited to the Basic Set. This includes the following data: date/time, GPS position, COG, SOG, AWA, AWS, TWA, TWS, heading, STW, depth. Extra sets are scheduled for the near future.

If you monitor your boat at anchor or in a marina, deselect the “Do not save points closer than 5 meters” checkbox, otherwise you will see only the point recorded on arrival (see the Configure Router step-by-step guide).

Make sure to click the "Update" button to save changes.

To erase the contents of the log memory, click the "Clear all data" button.

In the Download pane, you can limit the time period of data downloaded from the Device: last week, last month, etc. This setting does not affect data recording and storage, it works for exported data only.

Use the Upload pane to enter the boat's key obtained after you added your boat to the Yacht Devices Cloud Service. Make sure that the Device's serial number is the same as that which is displayed on the Device's Home page. After you click the "Update" button, the Device connects to the Cloud and starts uploading the boat's data.

In this pane, you can check date and time of your Device's last connection to the Cloud.

Wi-Fi Client

Main Menu > Wi-Fi Client

Wi-Fi Client Configuration page

Select "Wi-Fi Client" from the main menu. "Wi-Fi Client Configuration page" page opens.

Wi-Fi Status pane contains information about the network the Device is connected to.

In IP Address Strings pane, you can set an IP address for the Device. To use the YDNR with the Yacht Devices Cloud Service, you need to configure a static IP.

Check the "Set Static IP" radio button. Set "Network Gateway" to your wireless router's network address, "DNS Server" to an appropriate DNS service (for example, Google's 8.8.8.8), "Network Mask" to 255.255.255.0. Next, specify an IP address for your Device in the same domain as your Router. Click Save & Apply.

In Wi-Fi Association pane, you can select a Wi-Fi network to connect to. Сlick the link to scan, select your network, and enter the access password. Before you click the "Connect" button, please double check that you have set the Device to static IP, and copy the address entered into the "IP Address" window. Without this address, you may lose access to your YDNR-02 (a reset will help, but you'll have to re-configure the Device).

Click Connect, after some time a running wheel appears in the top right corner of the browser window. Now, you can access your Device by its new IP address via the associated Wi-Fi network.