Connect to an X2 via Wi-Fi
Turn On Wi-Fi
All X2-Series Data Loggers are equipped with on-board Wi-Fi communications. Outside of a scheduled transmission period the Wi-Fi is powered off. The primary method used to enable the Wi-Fi module of an X2 is to Cycle Power.
The methods for removing and re-applying power differ depending on the model of X2 logger:
To cycle power on the standard, pole-mount X2 disconnect the 6-pin cable from the central port. This will remove the external power source supplied by an SP-Series solar power pack, UW6-PW power adapter, or user-wired UW6-FLx cable. After waiting approximately 30 seconds, reconnect this cable and verify the LEDs visible through the top of the logger begin to blink.
In addition to a power cycle, the Wi-Fi module of a standard X2 can be enabled by inserting a magnet into either of the two recesses in the logger lid. A small flathead screwdriver with a magnetic base is included with each X2 system for this purpose. Note that a green LED beneath the recess will illuminate when the magnet has activated the switch.
Wi-Fi for X2-Iridium satellite systems is disabled on power-up so a magnet swipe is required to enable it.
Buoy-mounted X2 loggers recieve power from a battery harness sealed beneath the CB plate in the buoy data well. The buoy solar panel cable acts as a switch to connect the battery circuit. Disconnect the 6-pin solar panel cable from the SOLAR/COM port on the X2-CB, wait approximately 30 seconds, and re-connect it to apply power. A buzzer will sound when power is applied.
Note that Wi-Fi of X2-CB systems with Iridium satellite telemetry is permanently disabled for communication timing reasons and cannot be enabled with a power cycle.
If the system is an X2-SDL, unscrew the white battery lid at the top of the unit to remove it. Wait 60 seconds before rethreading the battery lid onto the top bulkhead of the SDL. A buzzer will sound when power is applied.
- Ensure that 16 Duracell D-Cell batteries (4 in each tube) are installed and that the batteries in each tube are in the same positive (+) and negative (-) orientation. Orientation labels are adhered to the inside and top of the battery tubes.
Connect to the X2’s Local Wi-Fi Network
Following a power cycle, the X2’s local Wi-Fi network will remain active for 10 minutes. If the network is not visible or the connection to it expires, cycle power an additional time to reset the Wi-Fi and re-connect.
- Using a laptop or smartphone, search for the logger SSID.
- The network name will reflect the X2’s logger Body Tag number.
- Note that Chrome or Firefox are the recommended browser choices. Other browsers, Safari in particular, may have issues navigating the web utility.
2. Connect to the X2’s Network.
3. Launch a web browser and navigate to 192.168.1.1 to access the embedded web’s Home Screen.