SiteManager XX49 WiFi connection types & conditions
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SiteManager XX49 WiFi connection types & conditions

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Article Summary

These are the types of WiFi connections to which SiteManager XX49 will be able to connect to allow secure remote access.

SiteManager XX49 has an integrated WiFi module for Client mode 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Only SiteManager 1549/3549 will connect to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi networks, however, Access Point (AP mode) is still only 2.4GHz WiFi.

Frequency and WiFi mode table

1149 / 33491549 / 3549USB WiFi dongle (All SiteManager models)
2.4 GHzClient modeClient & AP modeClient & AP mode
5 GHz
Client mode

Access Point mode (AP mode)

All SiteManager models are able to create an Access Point, known as AP mode with the use of an External USB WiFi dongle (P/N 27251). See this article for more information on how to set this up.

However, only SiteManager 1549 / 3549 has integrated support for Access Point, and therefore do not require an External USB WiFi dongle.


Wireless Network Name also called SSID. The SSID must match that of the access point (AP) that this SiteManager should connect to. If both SSID and WiFi Key are left blank, SiteManager will attempt to connect to the default SSID "SiteManager".

WiFi Key

Enter the Key as an ASCII string of 8 to 63 characters.


Will be tried for negotiation. If both SSID and WiFi Key are left blank, SiteManager will automatically try using its DEV1 MAC address as the key (in lower case, no colons; e.g. 00c0a2123456).


The Scan function will show the access points in range and will also indicate if the WiFi Adapter was successful in connecting to the configured SSID and if the WiFi Key was accepted.

Hint: The default SSID and WiFi Key allow SiteManager to quickly get Internet access using your smartphone as a hotspot, without having to configure these WiFi settings. Just enter the tethering menu (aka. Internet Sharing or Mobile Hotspot) of your smartphone and configure "SiteManager" as SSID and SiteManager's DEV1 MAC address as WiFi Key.


The result of the Scan action may indicate “Connected” even if the key is incorrect. To firmly determine if the connection was successful, enter the Status > Network menu and verify that the UPLINK2 interface has received an IP address. If not, check your WiFi settings and try rebooting SiteManager.

Additionally, check that the signal quality (SQ) is acceptable. If not, try to relocate SiteManager relative to the access point.

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