please see the ****** injected below
When you received flytpod, it was in AP mode with FlytPOD_wifi network.
1. Connect your laptop to this wifi network.
***** seperate laptop used - when connected to flytpodwifi 'angery scanner shows the following_
192.168.1.1 OpenWrt.Lan 2mS
192.168.1.168 DroneGrndStn.Lan _(my laptop) 0mS
192.168.1.195 flytpod.lan . 3mS
Open flytconsole in laptop's browser using the url: http://flytpod
****** http://flytpod does not connect flytpod/flytconsole/ does not connect
Go to WiFi settings. Scan for available wifi networks.
****** scan works and shows my normal home wifi/lan (71GT2) I select that network and enter a password
(noting there is no prompt box for any type of security WPA/WPA2 etc) displayed..only a network and password to connect to
Select the network that you want to connect to. Put in the password. Click connect.
******** done..see #3 above**
Your current page will disconnect. Also you will find that flytpod_wifi network no longer exists.
******* An acrylic Wifi scan from the desktop PC connected to the home lan (71GT2) AND a wifi dongle does indeed shows the FlytPOD-wifi disappears**
After two minutes power off complete flytpod using the button on back io panel. Then plug out wall adapter and plug it back in.
******** I push the button and wait to here the fan on the odroid stop. I unplug power from the flytpod, wait about a minute then power it back up. blue wifi light on pod flickers after boot up. HDMI monitor on pod shows desktop with logo and a prompt box with flytpod in the text box and a log in button (I do not touch it)**
Connect your laptop to your home wifi network. (same network you selected in the scan list in previous step)
Give FlytPOD a minute to connect your network.
***** I switch wifi networks on my laptop (DroneGrndStn) back to the home router (71GT2) via wifi On my desktop machine I see the scan shows the FlytPODwifi is now back._
In your laptop browser try to open flytconsole with the url: http://flytpod
***** The laptop (DroneGrndStn) will only connect to the pod if I switch it's wifi network back to FlytPODwifi and only at 192.168.1.205/flytconsole (as seen in the Arcylic Wifi scanner program._
If it does not work then visit your home router's page to know the IP address assigned to flytpod. replace flytpod in above url with that IP address.
***** going to my home router interface (a verizon oem unit) the flytpod is not showing up as connected. An 'Angry Scanner' scan does not show the flytpod at all. My verizon router is configured as static adress below 192.168.1.100 with the 100 and above address all as dynamic (use DNS connect control).
If above switching had failed (because of wrong password, network issues) the flytpod will automatically switch to previous working settings. So in case flytpod failed to connect to your home wifi network then it will automatically create hotspot flytpod_wifi. If you have any doubt then see if you can see this network. If you find this network up then connect to it and again repeat steps from step 1.
****** correct...the FlytPODwifi network comes back. I have tested (repeated this attempt to get the pod to connect to the verizon router 5 times now. I tested with and without MAC address filtering and even turned off requiring wpa/wpa2 as mentioned in in #3 above...client mode on the console is not asking/facilitating an encryption type)_
You dont need to connect keyboard, mouse or enter into openwrt console all the time. It is just for debugging. In 90% cases you never need to visit the terminal.
****** not touching the pod other than to monitor what the pod is doing on screen and after boot up/remote config changes etc.
Finally...success...so I thought.....
So.... I repeated these events a few time.... BUT....
I DID NOT power down or reboot the pod after setting the client mode.(#6 above) Viola'! I was able to finally connect as expected from my home network, and the flytpodwifi network did not show up in scans._
I connected with my desktop (and laptop) via my home network (verizon router) but only at the identified IP address found in 'Angry Scanner' (which scans only local IPs and all open ports) I went through the licensing stuff and even played with some of the parameters/setups.
Now feeling brave, I went ahead and rebooted the pod. BUT, I simply flipped off the power, which is going to be a possible/probable event while out in the field with any UAV/UGV.
flytpodwifi does not show up post reboot. BUT I can not connect again. Angry Scanner shows flyt.wrt.home on the home network, but no other moniker defining an access port back to flytpod._
So.... if using the button on the devise, before power loss is a requirement of proper operation using the pod and not having to go through all this again... this device will never see use on any of our products.
_time you've spent?? he he .... 20+ hrs just to find your instructions, even having redefined detailed as above, did not always work as expected. ...more scenarios need to be covered/corrected. _
what I'm also concerned with is the RSSI mod is NOT in this release as installed on this replacement pod, and this revision also does not ask/configure which WPA format to use as did the first pod.