Configure Network Settings

Wi-Fi only models of the X2 data logger can be configured to upload to the WQData LIVE datacenter over a local wireless network.

To configure network settings:

  1. Establish a connection to the X2’s direct Wi-Fi network.
  2. Access the main menu by clicking the menu icon in the top right.

Figure 1: X2 Embedded Web main menu.


  1. Navigate to Settings | Network.

Figure 2: Network settings menu.


  1. Toggle the Wi-Fi Mode to Network.
  2. Enter the SSID, Security Type, and Password of the wireless network the data logger will be using.
    1. Proceed to step 6 if the X2 should automatically be assigned a network address via DHCP.
    2. For manual configuration, refer to Advanced Network Settings.

Figure 3: Change WiFi Mode to Network.

Figure 4: Enter local Wi-Fi network info.


  1. Move to the bottom of the page and click the Save Settings button.
    1. A prompt will appear requesting the X2 Wi-Fi to be reset by inserting a magnet into the lid.
    2. Cycling power (for X2-CB or X2-SDL models) will also accomplish this reset.
  2. Disconnect the laptop or mobile device used to configure the logger from the X2’s network to prevent unintentional reconnections.
    1. An X2 cannot simultaneously connect to a mobile device and a local wireless network. Any mobile device connection to the X2 will prevent it from connecting to the local wireless network and contacting the WQData LIVE web datacenter.
    2. Due to the above, it is generally advisable to have the device ‘forget’ the X2’s network so that it does not auto-reconnect to it.

Figure 5: Click Save Settings and then swipe the magnet (or cycle power) to apply the change.

Figure 6: Disable reconnection or delete the X2’s Direct network after configuration is complete.