How to connect Android Device to the DAEnetIP2 using WiFi

  1. The DAEnetIP2 must have an assigned IP address on your local area network. The default “out of the box” IP is 172.16.100.2, so, for example, if your router’s local area network is 192.168.0.1 then the DAEnetIP2 must be assigned an IP of 192.168.0.ABC where ABC is any number between 2 and 255 inclusive.  Be sure there is no other device sharing the IP with the DAEnetIP2.  A good test is to connect to the board from your computer’s web browser.  Example: If the DAEnetIP2 IP is 192.168.0.55 then you would key into your web browser http://192.168.0.55 and you should get the logon screen for the board.
  2. Next, turn the Smartphone’s WiFi radio to ON (you must have a wireless access point or wireless router for your phone to connect via WiFi to your local network).  Now use the Smartphone’s Web Browser and connect as described in step 1 above. If you cannot connect in this way, either the Smartphone WiFi is not correctly set up and connected to your local network, or the DAEnetIP2 IP address is not correctly set.  When you are able to connect via the Smartphone’s Web Browser, then we know the Smartphone and board settings are correct.
  3. Next start the Relay Board application, go to the About Screen, touch the Smartphone’s Menu button and then touch Settings. On the Settings Screen, touch Network Address(URL). Now enter the IP address of the board. Using the example above, you would enter 192.168.0.55  Be careful not to have any leading or trailing spaces in your entry.  The Port Number must also match the DAEnetIP2 port number, the default is 161 for both the controller and the software.  Last is the password, which corresponds to the SNMP read-write community string on the controller. The default community string (Password) is “private” and is case sensitive.  You should now be able to connect from your Smartphone Relay Board Application to the DAEnetIP2 controller.

Hope this is helpful.  Please know that to connect from your Smartphone via your service provider’s network will require a DNS service or, a Static IP address from your home Internet Service Provider and, Port Forwarding set up in your router.  Please see our documentation at http://www.iswitchllc.com/downloads.html for more information on free DNS service.  Setting up port forwarding requires some basic understanding of networking.  Enjoy!