Run Remote Sensor Detection

A new sensor detection can be administered on an X2 data logger from WQData LIVE. Before proceeding, reference the X2 Sensor Detection overview and the Auto-Detection Troubleshooting guide. The detection process will permanently alter the X2 data logger programming and should only be attempted when a new sensor is being added to the system or changes are being made to existing sensor configurations.

To run remote sensor detection through WQData LIVE:

  1. Navigate to the ADMIN | Settings tab found at the top of the project dashboard.

ADMIN | Settings menu on the project dashboard.


  1. Click on the Device Remote Configuration tab. This section lists all of the sites and data loggers within the project.

Configure transmission settings for each system under the Device Remote Configuration tab.


  1. Select the logger that should run a sensor detection. The Basic Remote Device Configuration menu will appear.

Basic Remote Device Configuration menu.


  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and locate the Others section.

Others section of the Basic Remote Device Configuration menu.


  1. In the Detect Sensor row, set the New Value field next to Yes.

Next to Detect Sensor set the New Value field argument to Yes.


  1. Click SAVE and complete the confirmation prompt to submit the command for processing.
    1. Prior to submitting the sensor detection command, double-check that all considerations laid out in the Sensor Detection Troubleshooting guide have been met.

Fill out the confirmation prompt and click OK to add the Detect Sensors command into the queue.


  1. At the next scheduled logger transmission, the sensor detection command will be applied. Depending on the number of sensor scripts enabled, this process can take 2-15 minutes to complete.