The DataHub is a feature-packed device that supports connecting to various communications devices via Wi-Fi and Ethernet and to your boat instruments through the NMEA2000 or N2K network.
The DataHub includes two Ethernet ports and has two Wi-Fi networks, one 2.4 GHz and one 5 GHz network. The Ethernet ports are labelled LAN and WAN.
The LAN port is designed to connect to a device such as a laptop. The WAN port is designed to connect to an Internet communications device, such as a cellular modem router, Starlink or Iridium GO exec.
By default, the DataHub Wi-Fi on the 5Ghz network is provided for your onboard devices to connect to. This leaves the long-range 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi available for connecting to marina Wi-Fi, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Starlink, the Iridium GO! or GO exec.
DataHub System Profiles
Most customers find the default Ethernet port and Wi-Fi network arrangements suitable for connecting their devices. In some circumstances, however, activating a custom System Profile to reprogram the Ethernet ports or Wi-Fi network to support the devices and use case you have on the boat can be helpful.
Below is a guide to the various System Profiles available, with examples of when you might consider using them.
To activate a system profile:
Log into the DataHub via your web browser on 10.10.10.1
Click on Settings, then click the top menu Profiles.
Click on the red INSTALL button next to the profile name and allow 30 seconds for it to be applied.
If you get stuck, install the resetNet profile to revert the DataHub to its default configuration.
Activating this profile will switch the DataHub Wi-Fi from 5ghz to 2.4ghz. When activated, you'll need to reconnect your device to DataHub Wi-Fi and log in to it again to continue configuring it.
The SwapWifi profile is helpful for customers who:
Have legacy onboard devices, such as an old Raymarine chartplotter, that can only connect to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. Activating this profile will allow the chart plotter to join DataHub Wi-Fi and receive the NMEA broadcast. After joining DataHub Wi-Fi from your device, the default NMEA settings to program into your device to receive the NMEA feed are:
Have mounted the DataHub vertically and/or in an area of the boat which prevents strong Wi-Fi coverage from being received by other devices.
The 5Ghz Wi-Fi works best when flat mounted in an uncovered area, high up in the boat, such as in the cockpit. If you need to mount the DataHub vertically in a lower position on the boat, you might want to swap the Wi-Fi networks. In this configuration, you can use the Ethernet WAN port to connect to your GO exec or DataHub 5Ghz Wi-Fi to connect to your Starlink router. This will keep the long-range, 2.4 GHz DataHub Wi-Fi available for other onboard devices.
Please remember that if you activate the SwapWiFi profile, connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot, such as Marina Wi-Fi, may not be possible when you are in port, depending on the Marina Wi-Fi networks available and the signal coverage offered.
Activating this profile will enable both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz DataHub Wi-Fi networks as access points for onboard devices.
The TwoAP profile is helpful for customers who:
Have their GO exec or Starlink connected via Ethernet WAN port and a mix of devices onboard with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz capability, which they wish to connect to the DataHub Wi-Fi to receive the broadcast NMEA data.
Activating this profile will route Internet data first via the Ethernet WAN port with the least-cost fallover to other interfaces, prioritizing 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi first, then USB-tethered mobile devices.
The SLonWAN profile is helpful for customers who:
Have Starlink connected to the DataHub Ethernet WAN port, with either a GO or GO exec connected to the 2.4 GHz DataHub Wi-Fi and a mobile phone connected with USB-tethering to share cellular Internet.
Activating this profile will route Internet data first via the 2.4Ghz DataHub Wi-Fi, with the least cost fall over to the other interfaces, prioritizing the Ethernet WAN port first, then USB-tethered mobile devices.
The SLonWWAN profile is helpful for customers who:
Have Starlink connected to the DataHub 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, with a GO exec connected to the DataHub Ethernet WAN port and a mobile phone connected with USB-tethering to share cellular Internet.
Activating this profile will route first via the Ethernet WAN port, with the least cost fallover to an Iridium GO or GO exec only via DataHub 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. With this profile enabled, the DataHub will not fall over to other Wi-Fi-connected devices on 2.4Ghz or USB-tethered devices.
The SLonWAN+IridiumGO profile is helpful for customers who:
Have Starlink connected to the DataHub Ethernet WAN port, with a GO! or GO exec connected to the DataHub 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi.
Activating this profile will route Internet data first via the DataHub 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi, with the least cost fall over to the Ethernet WAN port only when connected to a GO exec. With this profile enabled, the DataHub will not fall over to other Ethernet WAN or USB-tethered devices.
The SLonWWAN+IridiumGO profile is helpful for customers who:
Have Starlink connected to the DataHub 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, with a GO exec connected to the DataHub Ethernet WAN port.
Activating this profile will switch the DataHub LAN port into a WAN port. This means both the DataHub Ethernet ports are configured as WAN ports, meaning they will not offer DHCP and will receive it from connected devices.
The LAN2WAN2 profile is helpful for customers who:
Want to connect both Starlink and the GO exec via Ethernet to the DataHub
Have a Peplink multi-sim router in addition to Starlink or the GO exec while keeping spare the DataHub 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi available to connect to marina Wi-Fi and DataHub 5 Ghz Wi-Fi to connect onboard devices.
Activating this profile will swap the Ethernet ports such that the DataHub WAN port becomes a LAN port and vice versa.
The SWAPETH profile may be helpful to customers who:
Mounted the DataHub in a hard-to-access position on the boat and need to switch over the ports without unplugging the cables.
Activating this profile will revert the DataHub to its default Wi-Fi configuration, with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi available for connecting to external devices such as a Starlink Wi-Fi router, GO! or GO! exec, or Marina Wi-Fi, and 5 GHz for onboard devices to connect to.
Activating this profile will trigger the DataHub to perform a full factory reset and reboot. Please note you will lose all existing configurations when installing this profile.