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Networking HDS 5 to HDS 7

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I am trying to network a HDS 5 to a HDS 7. I have connected the two units with the NMEA 2000 expansion kit with the black connectors.

I used the 2 foot extension and hooked to the middle of a "T" connector. I used the 15 foot cable and hooked to the middle of the other "T" connector. I hooked both "T" connectors together and then capped the ends of the "T" connectors with the 120 ohm terminator. Checked each unit to make sure the send and receive option was checked.

Neither unit receives waypoints. Not sure where to go from here. Am I missing a step somewhere along the line? Any advice would be great.



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Thanks for the response PerchJerker and fishwater. I believe you are correct after doing some extensive research on this.

Actually what I did was returned the cables I had a bought the Lowrance Ethext-15YL. It is an Ethernet extension cable with the yellow connectors. I hooked it up to the yellow posts on the back of the units and turned off the "network sonar" option in the main network menu. Seems to be working great! Waypoints are transferring wonderfully. Can't wait to hit the lake and try it out for real (garage doesn't count :))

Thanks again for your replies,


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