IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

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IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by fdnyfish » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:09 pm

No matter what screen I keep my iPhone on, I can not get the openSPOT2 to connect to my iPhone unless I power off my iPhone and turn it back on, then the connections works asap.

Anyone else have this problem?

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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by PY4CK » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:14 pm

I did have the same issue and opened a post about it.

Please check it here: https://forum.sharkrf.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2508

I have not yet tried the solutions proposed but if nothing else works, I will certainly reboot mine as you did.

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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by fdnyfish » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:50 pm

I have tried everything on that thread.

Please let me know your results once you power cycle your phone.

Thanks

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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by HA2NON » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:53 am

Maybe there's a power saving setting on the iPhone which turns off it's Wi-Fi hotspot after a while?
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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by fdnyfish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:46 am

It’s the initial connection process I’m having an issue with. Once I get it to connect, it stays connected fine.

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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by PY4CK » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:35 pm

I think I found the right procedure for the Iphone connection to the OS2.

Iphone usually sends the "beacon" to establish connection with another device for a limited time only. That aims to save on battery.

So, what worked out for me was the following and in this order:

1- Turn-off the OS2
2- Turn-on the router on the Iphone (personal access)
3 - Immediately after, turn-on the OS2

The two expected messages were heard:

Profile 1 ready
Openspot connected to xxxxx

The whole thing took no longer than 15 seconds.

As previously said, It is essential in any wifi connection to have exactly the same SSID and Password on both units. For the Iphone I just made it simpler, identified it as Eduardo, instead of Eduardo's Iphone.

Good luck,

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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by fdnyfish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:45 pm

Here s a video I made a few minutes ago showing my issue

https://youtu.be/J15qTiE8bVc

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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by HA2NON » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:24 pm

What happens if you leave the OS2 powered on all time and just reboot your phone?
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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by fdnyfish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:52 pm

iPhone Powered Off
Openspot2 Powered On
Openspot2 flashing Blue
Openspot2 turns Red and TX's "Trying to connect to wifi network"
Openspot2 flashes Blue
iPhone Powered On
Hotspot turned on
Openspot2 connects and turns green

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Re: IPhone needs to be powered cycled to connect to OpenSPOT2

Post by fdnyfish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:49 pm

So I performed a network reset on my iPhone by going to;
Settings-General-Reset-Reset Network Settings

Now the OpenSPOT2 is connecting to my iPhone as it should.

It’s connecting wether the iPhone is powered on first or second. I can shut WiFi hotspot off and on and the openspot is connecting with no issues.

I will report back after playing with it a few days.

Let me know if this helps you!

FYI, when you reset your iphones network settings, it defaults your phones name (WiFi name) back to IPHONE. So make sure you rename it to what you had it set to before, or your Openspot will not find your WiFi

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