Humminbird Products that Network

Which products can be used in a Network Set Up?

There are several different combinations of product networking within the Humminbird family of products. The networking chart below shows products able to be networked and which cables or accessories are required to network any two Humminbird Fish Finders together.

An individual Ethernet switch allows connection of up to five Ethernet capable products.  One Ethernet network can contain up to three AS ETH 5PXG switches or five AS ETH 5PGL switches daisy chained together (restrictions and compatibility requirements apply).

  • When using the AS ETH 5PGL, the network can contain up to 20 total networking products, including up to five Humminbird fish finders. Not all Legacy products are compatible, please see compatibility notes here.
  • When using the AS ETH 5PXG, the network is limited to a total of four Humminbird fish finders. Up to three sonar modules(SM1000, SM2000 and/or SM3000) can be connected simultaneously.

Multiple Ethernet accessories can be connected as long as there are no duplicate accessories attached to the same network. To clarify, You cannot have more than one source for 360 Imaging (MEGA or non-MEGA), MEGA Live Imaging, TargetLock, or CHIRP Radar in a single network.

You cannot loop nor multi-path with these Ethernet switches.

Additional Resources

  • See our Networking Guide for Network setup and installation help: Humminbird Networking Guide
  • Networking Diagrams for simple to complex setups available here.
  • A breakdown of what data is shared between Humminbird models can be found here.

Connection Chart

Step 1

Find the group numbers for the two Humminbird models you plan to network.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

APEX Series* HELIX 15 Series 1199 798 (HD Only) 1198 898
SOLIX Series* HELIX 12 Series 1159 788 (HD Only) 1197 858
ONIX Series* HELIX 10 Series 999 778 (HD Only) 1158  
  HELIX 9 Series 959   1157  
  HELIX 8 Series 899   998  
  HELIX 7 G2N/G3N/G4N 859   958  
* Only when networking products in Group 1 with others in Group 1, is the software version required to be the same.

Step 2

Cross reference the group numbers to find the required cables to network your models

  Second Model to Network
First Model to Network 1 2 3 4
1 Ethernet Cable Only Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable Only
2 Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (2) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (2) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE
3 Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (2) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (2) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE
4 Ethernet Cable Only Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable plus (1) AS EC QDE Ethernet Cable Only
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