2.45GHz Gain Adjustable Active RFID WiFi Reader
2.45GHz Gain Adjustable Active RFID WiFi Reader

2.45GHz Gain Adjustable Active RFID WiFi Reader or Receiver

Product ID: 217002


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The 2.45 GHz Gain Adjustable RFID Reader uses a built in omni-directional antenna allowing it to identify transponder tagged items up to 100 meters in all directions. Users can adjust the identification distance from less than 5 meters to 100 meters according to actual situations in order to make identification more accurate. The reader uses an advanced 0.18 µm CMOS IC for ultra-low power. This active reader uses WiFi (802.11b wireless communication standard) for data transmission to a host system. In addition, the WiFi Reader has dual operating modes allowing for the upload of data in real time or data buffering for later retrieval.


Direction Omni-directional, standard whip antenna
Range 0 to 100 m adjustable
Frequency 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz ISM
RF Output Power 0 dBm
Sensitivity -90 dBm
Power 50 mA, 9 V
Modulation GFSK
Mode Direct Mode and Buffering Mode. In direct mode, the readerupload messages to the host system in real time. In buffering mode, the reader receives and saves messages, which are uploaded only when requested by the host system.
Buffer Capacity 800 latest messages
Data Rate 1 Mbps
Interface 802.1 1b
Dimensions 126 x 104 x 28 mm
Operating Temperature -40 °C to 80 °C
Operating Humidity 95% Non-condensing
Multi-Detection 100 tags/sec


Personnel Tracking, Logistics, Warehouse Management, Closed Loop Asset Tracking, High Value Asset Tracking

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How to Use

  1. Make sure the computer’s network has to be set as DHCP enabled.
  2. Use a crossover RJ45 Ethernet cable to directly connect the PC with the 217002Y device.
  3. Power on 217002Y WIFI reader with its default 12VDC power supply.
  4. After about 8 seconds, the computer will automatically obtain the Ethernet connection between the PC and the reader.
  5. On the PC side, enable the Internet Explorer, enter the URL: and enter the user name and password, the default both are “admin”
  6. Once log in, hit the button of “Mode Selection” which is on the left side of the window

7.Enable the “STA Mode” button and click “Apply” .

  1. Click “STA Interface Setting” on the left side of the window
  2. Users are able to select which specific wireless router around that is going to be used with the 217002Y wireless reader. To realize that, just hit the button of “Search”, and select the proper wireless router.
  3. Enter the parameters in the settings panel
  4. Click “Apply” to make the new settings effective.

Network Setup :

A: SSID is the unique identification for the 217002Y WiFi reader that is used for connecting with a WiFi router. Both WiFi router and 217002Y reader should have the SAME SSID.

B: If the security setting on the router’s side and the reader side should be same.

C: Make sure the “Static (Fixed IP)” option is selected and users need to assign a new IP address for the RFID reader based on the current WiFi network.

  1. Click “Application Setting” on the left panel and check “Baudrate”, “Data bits”,etc. exactly match those ones shown on the UART setting above. Click on the “Apply” tab.
  2. On the “Network Setting” part, please select “Server” in the dropdown list for the “Mode”; input the TCP/IP port number (i.e. “8899”) and the server address. The server address stands for your computer’s IP address and click “Apply”
  3. On the left panel, hit the button of “Device Management”, click“Restart” to reboot your 217002Y WiFi reader. After the 217002Y reboots, the network parameters being set on the reader side will take effective.

Perform Ping Test to verify the connection between the reader and computer.

  1. In Windows, select Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
  2. Enter the word “ping”, followed by a space, then the domain name, which means the target IP address.
  3. If the results show a series of replies, the connection is working. If you see a “timed out” error message, there is a breakdown somewhere between your computer and the domain.

Demo Software :

  1. Insert the product CD and double click on the CD icon from ‘My Computer’. Then, double-click on the installer file of “GAO217002Y_Demo_Setup.msi”.

2.Input the reader’s IP and port number and click the “Start” button. If the reader is connected, the tag reading process should start.