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WPS Button WiFi Connection Instructions

 

 

Plug in the system & after 15 seconds firmly press the router's WPS button. 

 

 

Next, firmly press the WPS button on the Log-Alert device.  After a minute or two if you see WiFi On to the lower left of your online dashboard graph (use your username & password to access here) your system is connected.  If it shows WiFi Off then you were not able to connect the device to your router.  Retry the WPS connection procedure once more and if again it fails then try the manual WiFi connection option below.

Please note that some newer WiFi routers might not have a WPS button or they have it turned off within their settings (thank the cable guy).  Most WiFi repeaters have WPS buttons and they can be directly connected to your router and linked to the logger by simply pressing the buttons to get around a router connection issue.  Most of the WPS enabled WiFi repeaters are very inexpensive and a great strategy for getting around network issues.  One possible issue that could be inhibiting a router connection is an improperly grounded sensor (see the attaching a sensor page).

 

Manual WiFi Connection Instructions

First plug in the system & after 15 seconds firmly press the settings button.

Next open your phone’s (also tablet or laptop) WiFi network selection menu to select a WiFi network.  Find and select the network that begins with Log-Alert.  After selecting wait for up to a minute, for your phone might force you to accept the device even though it does not have internet access or force you to click some other requirement before it accepts our system as your current WiFi device.  For many phones including most iPhones a red configuration button will appear.  For some Android phones this will not happen and you will have to open an internet browser on your phone or laptop and type 192.168.4.1 in the address bar.  Once the red button with Configuration appears select your WiFi network that has the best 2.4mhz signal (not compatible with 5mhz) near the Log-Alert system and type in the WiFi password.  Keep in mind that most phones will automatically capitalize the first letter you type in the password section. Lastly click “ok”.

The device will automatically reboot and connect. Next after around one minute you should see WiFi On to the lower left of your online dashboard graph (use your username & password to access here).  If it shows WiFi Off then you were not able to connect the device to your router.  Retry the whole procedure once more and if it again shows WiFi Off then you might consider the WPS repeater option mentioned in the prior WPS instructions.  If your router is not WPS equipped you can purchase an inexpensive WPS enabled WiFi router and connect it to your existing router.  One possible issue that could be inhibiting the router connection is an improperly grounded sensor (see the attaching a sensor page).