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wifi failure help

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hi

I have the OS2. Seems like it is not connecting to normal wifi
so i booted it in ap mode. I logged in , the wifi settings and my dmr etc settings are still in there
seems to allow access via ap mode

when i try to do. a wifi scan. it dosn't connect n obv wasn't connecting. in normal mode

any ideas what i might try to get it going??

thanks very much

regards
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Re: wifi failure help

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Please do the following:

- You can reconfigure the Wi-Fi connection if you switch back the openSPOT2 to access point mode by pressing the button for 3 seconds.
- The openSPOT2 will start broadcasting it's own Wi-Fi network called "openSPOT2 AP", indicated by white LED. You can connect to this network using your browser device (phone/tablet/computer). Make sure you place your phone/tablet/computer close to the openSPOT2 during this time. The initialization setup will pop up, where you can select the country of operation and configure a Wi-Fi network for the openSPOT2 to connect to. If the initialization setup does not show up automatically, then open http://192.168.99.1/ in the browser. This address is only active while the openSPOT2 is in AP mode, indicated by white LED.
- Make sure you've entered the Wi-Fi password case sensitive.
- After you've chosen the Wi-Fi network and entered the password, the openSPOT2 stops broadcasting it's own Wi-Fi network and starts connecting to the selected network. At that moment, your browser device (phone/tablet/computer) will disconnect from the openSPOT2's network. What you have to do now is to connect to the exact same Wi-Fi network with your browser device as you've configured for the openSPOT2, and then use sharkrf.link to open the web interface.
- If you have WEP encryption on your router, then make sure the password is ASCII, not hex. The openSPOT2 only supports ASCII WEP passwords. The best is to switch the encryption to WPA2 or WPA because it's much safer.
- Make sure you have enabled 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, not just 5GHz.
- Place the openSPOT2 close to the Wi-Fi router.
- Make sure the Wi-Fi bandwith is set to max. 20Mhz in the Wi-Fi router (see explanation here: https://superuser.com/questions/542191/ ... less-speed)
- If it still does not work, try switching Wi-Fi channel on your Wi-Fi router. Only channels 1, 6 or 11 should be used (see explanation here: https://www.metageek.com/training/resou ... -6-11.html)
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Re: wifi failure help

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hi

thank you very much for responding, but my op stated , that after i entered ap mode, i was not able to select any of my usual wifi networks. it fails the scan. no wifi networks show up as they prev did. and my wifi networks have not changed.

that is where i am stuck. greatful for any advice
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Please contact us at info@sharkrf.com and refer to this forum thread.
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Re: wifi failure help

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ok. Done!! :)


thanks
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Re: wifi failure help

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hi

i just sent a followup email. ,

if you can take a look. greatly appreciated


thanks

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