openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

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festis
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openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by festis » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:00 pm

os2 will connect to home network will not connect to my cell phone, I bought it for mobile use in my truck any help would be appreciate.Is there any settings I have to set thanks.

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Re: openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by kd2pm » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:33 pm

Usually if you try to use an iphone, you need to make sure the iphone's SSID does not have any special characters. You may want to change that to something a little more simple and then try setting up the OS2 again with the new SSID. I did that anyway on my Samsung S8+. It was too long and I shortened it and made it simple and the OS2 connects fine to the phone (when its in hotspot mode of course)
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Re: openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by W5hj » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:17 am

I find that for the Openspot 2 to connect to my iPhone personal hotspot I have to either have the personal hotspot page under settings open or go to the control panel by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, then hold your finger on the square with the airplane, cellular data, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Then it will give you 2 more choices including personal hotspot. Set it to discoverable.
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Re: openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by F4EIT » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Hello, I also do not link openspot2 / 4G car Norbert spoke to me by Email to create a SSID 2 for 4G but not explain how to create this SSID2 on my iphone 6 su you can explain me very simply the operations to be performed
Thank you

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Re: openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by W5hj » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:44 pm

The SSID for my iPhone 6 personal hotspot is “iphone” which I named under settings - about - name. You can name it what you want to.

Then I created a password under settings-personal hotspot-WiFi password.

Then to enable the personal hotspot to be connected to, use the procedure I outlined in post above.
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Re: openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by F4EIT » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:41 pm

I have trouble following your explanations I went to the bottom of page internet network then ezseau and sharing and then configure a new network I have to choose internet connection or configure a new network or manual connection WHICH CHOOSE? THEN WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR CONTINUING,

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Re: openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by W5hj » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:23 am

I am having trouble understanding what you are talking about. I am only explaning how to configure your iPhone so the Openspot 2 can connect to it. Beyond that you need to follow the instructions in the Openspot 2 manual.
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Re: openspot 2 won't connect to cell phone

Post by W5hj » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:31 am

One other thing is is that in order to your iPhone you must have cellular data on and WiFi on in the iPhone settings.
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