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Digikeijs DR5000 03 Connect Phone / Tablet to WiFi and use the Z21 app

To control trains while walking atround the layout we need a mobile throttle. Several brands offer hardware throttles and as long as it has a Loconet or an Xpressnet connection it will work fine with the DR5000.

ThrottlesIn case you do not (yet) like to invest in a hardware throttle there is an alternative: since firmware version 1.4.7 the DR5000 can connect with the free Roco / Fleischmann Z21 app on your smart-phone or tablet.

The video shows the steps needed to connect your PC and smart-phone / tablet to the WiFi router that is built in the DR5000. Once the WiFi link is established, we can enter the IP address of the DR5000 in the Z21 app settings and it should connect.

Have fun with the Z21 app connected to the DR5000.





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This website / blog contains all kinds of info on the model railway hobby project I'm working on.

The homepage is where new posts appear every time a step has been made, or when I came across something noteworthy.

The other pages, reachable via the topmenu or via the sidebar, store some information I thought worthwhile to remember. Having it all here in one place makes it easy to find it back.

The railway hobby to me is more about electronics and (micro) computer control than about being protypical or to have the nicest scenery. A lot can be found here on the use of Arduino as a DCC decoder and on Traincontroller PC layout control. Who knows these pages may be helpful not only to myself, but also to other model train hobbyists..