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Connecting Reach to the Internet via Wi-Fi

This guide shows how to connect Reach to the Internet via your local Wi-Fi network to update the device to the latest firmware or get the corrections from your NTRIP service.

Get access to Reach in ReachView 3

Android device

Turn off the mobile data before connecting to Reach’s hotspot.

To establish the connection between your your mobiile and Reach, follow the steps below:

  1. Get the app from Google Play or App Store.

  2. Go to Wi-Fi settings on your device.

  3. Connect to Reach hotspot. It appears as reach:XX:XX.

  4. Enter password emlidreach.

  5. Launch the ReachView 3 app.

  6. Choose Reach from the list of available devices.

Configure Wi-Fi connection settings in ReachView 3

caution

Make sure that your Wi-Fi network uses 2.4 GHz band.

After connecting to the Reach hotspot in ReachView 3, set up the connection to your local Wi-Fi network:

  1. Go to the Wi-Fi tab on the Settings screen.

  2. Choose your Wi-Fi network from the list.

  3. Fill in the password for the selected network.

    Double-check the password!

    You can unmask the password by tapping an eye symbol at the end of the password field.

  4. Press the Connect button. The NET LED will start blinking. It means that Reach is trying to connect to your network.

  5. Check the connection status after the NET LED stops blinking:

    • The NET LED starts blinking slowly. It means that Reach is connected to your Wi-Fi network

    • The NET LED is solid. It means that the connection to your Wi-Fi network failed. Reach returned to the hotspot mode

    Failed connection

    If the connection to your Wi-Fi network failed, do the following:

    • Check the entered password
    • Check that your network is configured correctly
    • Try connecting to another Wi-Fi network

Access Reach in your Wi-Fi network

After configuring Wi-Fi connection settings in ReachView 3, connect your mobile device to Reach:

  1. Connect your smartphone or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network as Reach.

  2. Go back to ReachView 3.

  3. Refresh the list of available devices.

  4. Choose Reach from the list.

Once Reach is connected to your Wi-Fi network, you can: