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Configuration of the OW-SERVER_v2-WiFi via a USB flash drive

Using a USB cable with a micro USB connector on one side, connect the OW-SERVER-WIFI-2 to your computer. The flash drive should have a file named “CONFIG.TXT”.

  1. Open this file in a plain text editor (like Notepad)
  2. Make the necessary changes
  3. Save the file
  4. Eject the disk and remove power from the OW-SERVER-WIFI-2.
  5. Reapply power using the wall transformer and it will attempt to connect using the new settings. It may take over 30 seconds for the first connect if security is enabled. The delay will only occur on the first connection to the WiFi network, subsequent connections using the same WiFi parameters will happen quickly.



WiFi setting options

SSID: The name of the wireless network to join.

Net_Type: The type of network as follows:

  • Infrastructure – The most common network type, requires an access point.
  • AdHoc – Used to create a small local network. Not supported by all computers and mobile devices. However, some phones/tablets will only join AdHoc networks.

Security_Type: select the type of security on your wireless network. The OW-SERVERWiFi can authenticate to wireless networks using the following security types:
Open: Security is off

  • WEP_40: Wired Equivalent Privacy, requires 5 ASCII characters or 10 hexadecimal characters (0-9 or A-F)
  • WEP_104: Wired Equivalent Privacy, requires 13 ASCII characters or 26 hexadecimal characters (0-9 or A-F).
  • WPA_Key: WiFi Protected Access, also called WPA-Personal. Requires 64 hexadecimal characters (0-9 or A-F).
  • WPA_Auto_Key: Device will connect to access point using WPA2-Personal if it is supported, otherwise it will use WPA-Personal. Requires 64 hexadecimal characters (0-9 or A-F).
  • WPA_Passphrase: WiFi Protected Access, also called WPA-Personal. Requires between 8 and 63 ASCII characters.
  • WPA_Auto_Passphrase: Device will connect to access point using WPA2-Personal if it is supported, otherwise it will use WPA-Personal. Requires between 8 and 63 ASCII characters.
  • WPA2_Key: WiFi Protected Access II, also called WPA2-Personal. Requires 64 hexadecimal characters (0-9 or A-F).
  • WPA2_Passphrase: WiFi Protected Access II, also called WPA2-Personal. Requires between 8 and 63 ASCII characters.

 

Security_Key: enter the security key for the SSID selected. Contact your network administrator to determine the appropriate setting.

For more details on OW-Server Wifi, please read KB-OW-Server WiFi manual.