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First Setup

Intro

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the following steps:

  • Install the ReachView App
  • Connect and place the GNSS antenna
  • Power Reach M2
  • Connect to Reach M2
  • Perform firmware update

To do that, you will need Reach M2 itself, an external GNSS antenna, a Wi-Fi network with Internet access and a smartphone or PC.

Video guide

The video below covers the process of the first update.

For managing Reach M2, we recommend using the ReachView app. Get it from the App Store or Google Play before updating.

Google Play App Store
Android ReachView app [7.7 MB] iOS ReachView app [7.7 MB]

If you encounter any issues performing these steps, we will be happy to help at our community forum.

Text guide

Antenna connection

  • Plug antenna cable into MCX socket on Reach M2

There should be no obstacles near the antenna that could block the sky view higher than 30 degrees above the horizon.

Do not test the device indoors or near buildings. Do not cover the skyview for the antennas with laptops, cars or yourself. RTK requires good satellite visibility and reception.

A guide on how to properly place the antennas is available in Antenna placement section.

Powering up

  • Take Micro-USB <--> USB cable that is coming with the package

  • Plug Micro-USB end of the cable into Micro-USB port on Reach M2 and plug another end into 5V power source such as USB power bank, USB wall adapter or USB port of a computer

Attention

Do not plug two power supplies at the same time as it may damage the device.

You can read more about the power supply by following this link.

After the device is powered up, the blue LED will be blinking for about 30 seconds and then becomes solid. Reach M2 is now broadcasting Wi-Fi.

Connecting to Reach M2

Using Reach with Android device

Turn off the mobile data on your device before connecting to Reach's hotspot.

  • Open a list of Wi-Fi networks on your smartphone, tablet or laptop

  • Connect to a network named reach:xx:xx

  • Type network password: emlidreach

Setting up Wi-Fi

Using Reach with iOS/Android device
  1. Get the ReachView app from Google Play or App Store
  2. Open the app and choose Reach from the list
  3. Tap the plus button and enter your Wi-Fi network name, security type, and password
  4. Tap Save button
  5. Tap on the added network and then Connect
Using Reach with a web browser from any device
  1. Launch a web browser (we recommend using Chrome or Mozilla)
  2. Go to 192.168.42.1
  3. Tap the plus button and enter your Wi-Fi network name, security type, and password

    Windows OS

    Windows may ask you to enter the PIN from the router label to connect to the network. Choose Connect using a security key instead option.

  4. Tap Save button

  5. Tap on the added network and then Connect

Reach M2 will stop broadcasting Wi-Fi and connect to your network.

The blue LED will blink rapidly while scanning for networks. Once Reach M2 connects to Wi-Fi, the LED will start blinking slowly.

If your device did not connect to a Wi-Fi network, it will switch back to a hotspot mode. In that case, repeat the steps and double check your network name and password.

Accessing Reach M2 device in a network

Make sure that your smartphone/PC has connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Reach.

Using Reach with iOS/Android device
  1. Open ReachView app
  2. Refresh the list of devices
  3. Tap reach
Using Reach with PC

After connecting the Reach device to an existing Wi-Fi network, you will need to identify its IP.

For this you can use:

  • Reach will show up as "Murata Manufacturing" or "AMPAK Technology" device in these apps

  • Put Reach IP in the address bar and go

Reach can't work on the 192.168.2.xx subnet

As 192.168.2.x subnet is reserved inside Reach for Ethernet connections, you will need to perform initial setup in a different Wi-Fi or change router settings. Routers usually have a setting to change the subnet address, so you can set it to 192.168.1.xx.

Updating ReachView

After connecting to Reach M2, you will see ReachView Updater again. Wait until it checks for the latest updates.

  • If there is an update, press Update ReachView button and wait. This process will take a few minutes

  • When it is done tap Reboot and go to the app! button to reboot Reach M2

  • Wait for the blue LED to start blinking slowly, showing that Reach M2 has joined your Wi-Fi network again

  • If you use ReachView app, swipe right to get back to the list of devices, refresh the list and tap reach. As for the web browser, just refresh the page with ReachView. You’ll see the filling EMLID logo indicating the loading process of ReachView

Your Reach M2 is ready for work. Do the same with all other units.

Now you can set up Base and Rover connection by following instruction from our guide.