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!

3 thoughts on “How to connect Android Device to the DAEnetIP2 using WiFi

  1. I want to use this application to control automatic garage door from my phone.
    I see that DAEnetIP2 board with controller can switch up to 10Amps witch is more than enough.
    There is IP camera and connectivity nearby, so power and link are no problem.

    I need the relay to close for 1 (one) second and then return to previous state in order to trigger the door controller.
    Can this be defined inside the application, or is there a feature to “pulse” a relay instead of switching it on and then off manually?

    I am wondering about this purchase. Any help will be well appreciated.

  2. Please take a look at the DAEnetIP1 controller with data acquisition board (http://denkovi.com/product/42/snmp-and-web-based-data-acquisition-i-o-module.html ). This board has timers for each output and may be better suited for your application. We at iSwitch, are developing an Android application for this Controller which will be released around mid August. We think timers built into the controller are more reliable than using software across a wireless network due to the risk of intermittent connectivity and latency.

  3. I have followed the above steps for wifi connection, nothing! (Note: I have the board working via my LAN and Relay Manager.) Also, presuming I get the wifi connection working, is this app wifi only (i.e. it it has no provisions to work via the internet e.g. 4G)????

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