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Hi

I would like to control my ORB using my IPhone I have downloaded the App on my phone

and have a Wireless Router which can connect to the ORB can someone guide me through

step by step the wireless setup ?

 

Thanks Jim

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We are trying to connect our ORB to an iOS device via Wireless, but currently not having any luck.

 

Both the console and iPad are connected via the same VLAN to our wireless network and both display the same IP address, however the iPad app does not see the console. We have tried various different settings for the wireless setup but to no avail.

 

Is it possible for the wireless connection to work in this way or do we need to purchase a router purely for use with the console?

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We are trying to connect our ORB to an iOS device via Wireless, but currently not having any luck.

 

Both the console and iPad are connected via the same VLAN to our wireless network and both display the same IP address, however the iPad app does not see the console. We have tried various different settings for the wireless setup but to no avail.

 

The iPad and the console have to have separate IP Address's so that they can 'know' each other is on the network, if they have the same address then it becomes unpredictable as you've discovered.

 

They should be on the same subnet though (usually something like 255.255.255.x or similar).

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CTS, thanks for the reply!

 

Just re-read my post and I did not mean to same 'display the same ip address' I meant to say have ip addresses from the same subnet. The ORB is on a statically assigned IP and the iPad is getting a DHCP address from the same scope.

 

From my understanding of the Console App and the desk it is broadcasting using a Bonjour type service but because both nodes are contained within the same VLAN I assumed they would communicate but it appears not.

 

Any advice you can provide is greatly appreciated!

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Hi Brandrick,

the desk and the pad/phone/pod need to have the same IP "starts" if subnet is set to 255.255.255.0

 

Please also set the Pad to static IP

 

TCP IP Set up shall look like the following example

 

Desk IP for Remote 192.168.010.001

iPad/Phone/Pod IP 192.168.010.005

 

I hope this helps.

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the desk and the pad/phone/pod need to have the same IP "starts" if subnet is set to 255.255.255.0

 

Please also set the Pad to static IP

 

 

Hello Laubfrosch.

 

Both are on the same IP range and the same subnet.

 

Regardless of whether the iPad has a static IP or receives one from DHCP, the outcome is the same. The console shows that is is 'listening for remote' but no consoles appear in the app.

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If you're using the Orb and iPad on an existing network (which can complicate things) then you need to check the following...

 

A. The IP addresses (the 192.168.010.xxx) part will have to be an allowable range on your network otherwise the network itself simply won't let the messages passed.

 

B. The iPad will need to know in it's network settings the Gateway address for the network i.e. the routers address so it can send the stuff it needs to send to the Orb via the Gateway to the network. Similarly - the Orb will also need the Gateway address setting.

 

In many respects - if you're in a performing area where you don't need to use the internet whilst you're controlling the Orb then one of the small TP-Link wireless nodes (something like http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WR702N-Wireless-Extender-Set-top/dp/B006PYGWG6/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1391444716&sr=1-2) would do the job - sorry the TPLInk site was down.

 

With the Nano router - it will probably self power from the Orbs USB and sit on the back of the Orb with some BluTak - I don't know what the router uses in term of current for it's supply but it could just as easily be run from a USB plugtop charger too.

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