Ethernet Sharing: Humminbird to Humminbird

 

What information shares when I network my Humminbird units together?

See full compatibility of network sharing of sonar information here.  All Series.

When networked together via Ethernet, HELIX and HELIX models will share:

  • Waypoints
  • Transducer information (sonar, imaging and temperature)*
  • GPS Signal (not mapping)
  • i-Pilot Link information and control
  • Bluetooth Talon Control
  • 360 Imaging
  • MEGA 360 Imaging
  • Humminbird CHIRP RADAR
  • NMEA 2000 network information

Please note:  Only HELIX G2N  or newer models will be able to share MEGA Side Imaging(+) and MEGA Down Imaging(+) views. Please see above link for more information about sonar sharing compatibility between networked fish finders.

When networked together via Ethernet, APEX and APEX, SOLIX and SOLIX, or APEX and SOLIX models will share:
  • Preferences and Menu Settings
  • Waypoints, Tracks & Routes
  • Transducer information (sonar, imaging and temperature)*
  • GPS signal
  • Map card information
  • i-Pilot Link information and control
  • Bluetooth Talon control
  • 360 Imaging
  • MEGA 360 Imaging
  • Humminbird CHIRP radar
  • AIS
  • FUSION accessories
  • NMEA 2000 network information

Please note: SOLIX models running software versions 3.360 and later will not network with ONIX units. SOLIX units running software versions prior to 3.360 will network with ONIX units and will share the information stated above, except for select sonar, such as MEGA Imaging, across all units on the network.

 

When networked together via Ethernet, HELIX and SOLIX or HELIX and APEX models will share:
  • Waypoints
  • i-Pilot Link information and control
  • 360 Imaging (note that HELIX and SOLIX will not share MEGA 360 with each other)
  • Humminbird CHIRP radar
  • Bluetooth Talon control**
  • NMEA 2000 network information***

Additional Ethernet sharing notes:

  • Depending on technology built into each networked fish finder, some sonar images may not be shared if unable to be supported by your unit’s software. Ensure that you are running the latest software by finding updates here. 
  • If both HELIX and SOLIX are on the network and need control of Minn Kota's Bluetooth TALONs then at least one SOLIX and one HELIX G2N/G3N must be paired to the Bluetooth TALON at the same time.
  • If both HELIX and SOLIX are on the network and need to view NMEA2000 data, then at least one SOLIX and one HELIX G2N/G3N must be connected to the NMEA 2000 network.  The HELIX G2N/G3N would be connected via the AS ETH NMEA2K, NMEA2000 Gateway.  The AS ETH NMEA2K is not needed for HELIX G4N models.  
  • While an ONIX and SOLIX can network with each other, they must be on the same software version.  Any SOLIX over software version 4.020 or higher will not network with an ONIX.  SOLIX software version 3.350 is the last version compatible with ONIX.  
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