How to Go Mobile with your Plug N Play Package
Do you want to take your AnyTone Plug N' Play Package on the road with you? Well stick around and we'll learn how!
Hi everyone, this is Cody from BridgeCom Systems.
In this video we're gonna show you exactly how to setup Plug N' Play package to work mobile in your car.
So, for this you will actually need a cellphone or sometime of type of WiFi hotspot device.
We're gonna use a cellphone in this case.
It's gotta have a 2.4 gigahertz network and that's going to allow us to run the DVMEGA on the internet while you're going down the road.
There are a few other cables that you will need for this process.
But it's really not much more difficult than setting it up at your house.
So stick around and we'll show you how.
First plug in the power cable, plug in the Ethernet cable into your router.
Plug the power cable into your DVMEGA.
Plug the Ethernet cable into your Mega.
Okay so now we're over here on the computer.
So first you want to go ahead and open up a web browser.
Now there's two ways to do this.
You can either go to the IP address of your router, which is located typically on the back of your router, you'll be able to find it.
And login that way.
Or what I recommend is to download a program called Angry IP Scanner, right here.
And then go ahead and start that.
And then close.
Now we're gonna look for a device called Pi-Star.
You can see there's two here showing up, we have another one in the shop.
But I know this is the one we're working with.
Now double click on it.
And then that will give you the opportunity to copy this IP address right here.
Then we can close out of this.
And then go ahead and go to that IP address in your web browser.
Then we want to click on configuration.
And it's gonna ask us for a username and password.
The username is simply pi-star and then the password is all lowercase, raspberry.
Sign in and go ahead and save that.
So here all your information should be in here.
But what we want to do is scroll down to the Wireless Configuration section.
Then click on Configure WiFi.
And then Add A Network.
Now from here, it might be difficult to see those two fields.
We have an SSID and a Password.
Now we want to add, the SSID is also referred to as a username.
So we want to add the SSID and Password from our cellphone's WiFi hotspot.
So if you're on an iPhone, what you want to do is go to Settings.
Then go to Personal Hotspot, which you can see here.
And then, you want to go ahead and turn it on.
Now the name of the hotspot in this case, it says Jared's iPhone, on this iPhone, that may not work with Pi-Star, because of the apostrophe.
Now this is how your iPhone will come standard with a username like that.
So we want to go back out here.
Go down to General, go to About, we can change the name of the iPhone here.
So I'm gonna take it back and we'll just name it to Jared.
We could do 123, I mean you can do anything you want here.
But just don't do any special characters.
And it's a good idea to leave out the spaces.
So we're gonna go back in here, Personal Hotspot, and now we can see the new username.
What the username is, is the part right inside those quotation marks there.
And then our password here, once again, don't use special characters.
And pay attention to capital letters, like there's a capital P. It is, everything here, the username and password, is very case sensitive.
So we have to pay attention to that.
But it's really that simple so we go ahead and put these into the Pi-Star system.
And that's how it works for an iPhone.
Now over here on an Android, what you want to do, there's two ways to go to Settings.
You may have it on your home screen or you can swipe down from the top.
And go to Settings this way.
Then just go to Connections.
And then down here you'll see a Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
So we're gonna go ahead and switch this on.
Then open it up.
But there's your username and password.
Now once again, you don't want to have any special characters.
And I believe it's a good idea not to have spaces either.
So yeah, that's pretty much it.
Now you can go ahead and change either of them.
But we'll just go back out to the home screen here.
Okay so now that we have our WiFi password and SSID from our cellphone hotspot.
Now we're gonna enter them in the field inside of Pi-Star here.
So first put in the username.
And then the password.
And remember these are very case sensitive.
So if you have capital letters, anything like that make sure they are exactly the way it is on your phone.
Then once you're done, go ahead and press save and connect.
And there we go.
This is a WiFi network that's been added.
We can add multiple networks if we want.
Although keep in mind they're not going to work correctly if they're within proximity to each other.
So let's go try it out.
Okay so now we're in my car.
So what you're going to need to do this, obviously we need our DVMEGA.
You're going to need a USB adapter for your cigarette lighter or 12 volt socket inside your car.
And you will also need a micro USB cable to regulate USB to be able to plug this into your car.
Now a lot of older cellphones came with this type of cable.
So it's very likely you probably already have one.
And if not you can pick this cable up at most gas stations or convenience stores for pretty cheap.
Now we are planning to start carrying a cable specifically for the DVMEGA.
So look for a link for that in the description.
We likely will have it at this point, and you can just buy it straight from us and it will work flawlessly.
Okay so what we're going to do is find a power socket on the car.
Go ahead and plug the charger into it.
Then we're simply going to plug the cable in here.
Now this DVMEGA does require at least 2 amps.
So in this I'm going to use the higher amperage port on the charger.
Ensure that whatever you buy your adapter for your car that it supplies at least 2 amps.
And then we're gonna plug in our DVMEGA.
Okay so once you plugin the DVMEGA, it should automatically connect to your cellphone's WiFi hotspot within a few minutes.
Assuming you have it turned on.
Just like that.
So now let's get Daniel over here and have him try it out.
Hi guys, just gonna do a quick radio service test real quick on this in car, DVMEGA AnyTone setup.
“Radio service test NØREY Daniel.”
[Over Radio] “Radio”
“Service test NØREY Daniel.”
So there as you can see there it works perfectly great for the parrot.
So there you have it.
You just saw Daniel do an in car demo.
Now you can be driving down the road in style with your AnyTone and your Plug N' Play package.
So that's it for now.
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I'm Cody from BridgeCom Systems, 73. - Transcript from Cody Cameron, of BridgeCom Systems.