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First setup

Intro

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

  • Install the ReachView 3 app
  • Connect to Reach RS2
  • Perform firmware update
  • Set up base and rover connection

To do that, you will need Reach RS2 itself, 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 RS2, we recommend using the ReachView 3 app for iOS or Android. Get it from the App Store or Google Play before updating.

Google Play App Store
Android ReachView 3 app [60 MB] iOS ReachView 3 app [74.7 MB]

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

Text guide

Powering up

Hold the power button for 3 seconds to turn Reach RS2 on. After about 30 seconds Power LEDs will stop blinking. The Network LED will stay solid white. Reach RS2 is now broadcasting Wi-Fi.

Connecting to Reach RS2

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/PC

  • Connect to a network named reach:xx:xx

  • Type network password: emlidreach

Setting up Wi-Fi

Using Reach with iOS/Android device
  1. Open the ReachView 3 app and choose Reach from the list
  2. Tap the Plus button and enter your Wi-Fi network name, security type, and password
  3. Tap the Save button
  4. 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 the Save button

  5. Tap on the added network and then Connect

Reach RS2 will stop broadcasting Wi-Fi and connect to your network.

The Network LED will blink rapidly while scanning for networks. Once Reach connects to Wi-Fi, the Network LED will be solid blue.

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

Accessing Reach RS2 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 the ReachView 3 app
  2. Refresh the list of devices
  3. Tap reach

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 3

After connecting to Reach RS2, you will see ReachView Updater again. Wait until it checks for the latest updates.

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

  • When it is done tap the Reboot and go to the app button to reboot Reach RS2

  • Wait for the blue LED to stop blinking, showing that Reach RS2 has joined your Wi-Fi network again

  • If you use ReachView 3 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 3. You will see the filling Emlid logo indicating the loading process of ReachView 3

Your Reach RS2 is ready for work. Do the same with all other units.

Now you can set up base and rover connection by following the instruction from our guide.