Hello everyone, I have a friend who bought a used OS2 today and isn't computer savvy and has asked for my help getting him on the air please. His only internet access is via the Iphone 13 hotspot as he lives in a new neighborhood that is waiting for an ISP to install service later this year.
Would someone be willing for me to give you a phone call and walk thru the setup please? I sure would appreciate it very much!
- Enable AP mode on the openSPOT2 by pressing the Wi-Fi button for at least 3 seconds. The status LED will become white.
- Enable the Wi-Fi hotspot on the phone
- Connect to the openSPOT2's Wi-Fi network with the phone (which is broadcast while the OS2 is in AP mode indicated by white status LED).
- Complete the initialization setup, which consists of 2 steps: selecting the country of operation, then selecting the Wi-Fi network to use. Select the phone's Wi-Fi network. If it's not listed then you can also manually enter SSID and password by clicking on the Manual connect button.
- The openSPOT2 stops broadcasting its Wi-Fi network, the phone will disconnect from the openSPOT2 Wi-Fi network. The openSPOT2 starts connecting to the phone's Wi-Fi network indicated by blue status LED. If it succeeds, the status LED will become green or green/yellow.
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If you use an iPhone then:
- If the phone's name has an apostrophe character in it (like John's phone) then make sure you don't use the Manual connect button at the Wireless scan list as it contains a special apostrophe character which you can't enter using your keyboard
- Make sure you keep the iPhone's Wi-Fi hotspot settings page open while doing a wireless scan on the openSPOT2, because the iPhone only broadcasts it's Wi-Fi network name if that page is kept open on the phone. We have tested the OS4 with iOS versions up to 13. Newer iOS versions may work differently.
- Make sure the option "Maximize compatibility" is enabled on the iPhone's hotspot settings page.
- Some time ago Apple changed how its phone's hotspot works - the first client can only connect when you have the Personal Hotspot settings open on the phone:
- Go into the Personal Hotspot settings and disable "Allow others to join".
- Turn off the openSPOT2.
- Go into Personal Hotspot settings end enable "Allow others to join". Don't leave this settings page!
- Turn on the openSPOT2.
The openSPOT2 should then connect. The downside to this is that after some time if nothing is using the iPhone's hotspot, to connect the first client you need to open the page again and wait for it to connect. When the iPhone's hotspot is in use other clients can connect freely later, but it stops broadcasting the phone's SSID after some time.