Compatibility with Wired Networks


#1

Most everybody installing the Rachio Iro is going to have a WiFi network available, but what about the following scenario?:

  • The project requires and Outdoor-Mount Controller installation;
  • (No offense) The plastic enclosure you currently offer:
  • Doesn’t lock
  • Is plastic
  • The project requires a Stainless Steel or Metal Cabinet enclosure.

We frequently use VIT Products for this.

I’m guessing the Faraday Cage effect would apply here. In these instances, the ability to install a Wi-Fi receiver through a knockout on the side of the enclosure, or simply plug an Ethernet cable into the Iro board itself would be ideal.

I haven’t taken one apart yet, but does anyone know what type of WiFi module/antenna the Iro uses? Does the board have room for an RJ45 jack as-is?


#2

@regenesis

We do not support Ethernet, sorry :frowning:

The WiFi module we currently use is from the Electric Imp based on a Broadcom chipset.

This article explains the amount of work they have built into WiFi range, connectivity, etc.

Let us know if you have any more questions or feedback. Thanks!


#3

Got it. We’ll take a look at the Electric Imp, and try it out inside a metal enclosure.

Thanks!