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Old 10-08-2017, 15:23   #1
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Sirius/XM Weather with Zeus 2 and 4G Radar

A question for the B&G owners and/or techs. I have a 9 inch B&G Zeus 2 chartplotter. It has one Ethernet port, which is currently connected to the B&G 4G radar. I am interested in hooking up Sirius/XM weather, which appears to be the WM-3 module. It connects to the chartplotter via an Ethernet port as well. Here is the installation guide:

http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowranc...01_IM_EN_P.pdf

Anyone know how to have both the radar and WM-3 module hooked up the same time, with only one Ethernet port? Is this going to require an NEP-2 Network Expansion Port (link below), or is there something less expensive.

https://bandg.com/us/product/nep-2-n...xpansion-port/

Oh, and PLEASE let's not debate the merits of Sirius Weather. Right now, I just want to know if it's even possible. THanks
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Re: Sirius/XM Weather with Zeus 2 and 4G Radar

Yes, the NEP-2 will work, as will any Ethernet hub/switch. But you'll have to cut the Navico cables and crimp on RJ45 connectors to go with an off-the-shelf device, which increases the opportunity for something to not work right. I have two plotters, radar, and satellite weather all networked using a standard Ethernet switch.
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Re: Sirius/XM Weather with Zeus 2 and 4G Radar

I have this setup on my boat. I will look at the diagram and let you know.
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Re: Sirius/XM Weather with Zeus 2 and 4G Radar

Yes the hub is what you need. or a bigger screen with more ports...
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Re: Sirius/XM Weather with Zeus 2 and 4G Radar

Thanks for all of the replies.
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