Pairing with Android 6.0 (Advanced)

In this example the Android's network name and Wi-Fi password are:

Network name (SSID): Android
Wi-Fi Password: abcd1234

For your setup, you may use whatever details you like.

Using the above details the Wi-Fi Config Beacon's SSID (Network name) will be: Android<=>4321dcba

Note: These instructions are based on Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow). If you are running an older version eg. 5.0 (Lollipop), 4.4 (KitKat) 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the steps will be slightly different but the concept is the same.

A Quick Summary

  1. In this procedure you will change your phone's original SSID (network name) by adding “<=>” to the existing SSID as well as your Wi-Fi password in reverse.
  2. The Chameleon Wi-Fi Reader will then scan the Wi-Fi networks and find the network name and password to use.
  3. You will then change the SSID (network name) back to the original, allowing the Chameleon to connect to the Wi-Fi with the details it discovered.

Prepare the phone as a Wi-Fi Config Beacon

Step 1
Press: Settings
Step 2
Press: More

Step 3
Press: Tethering & portable hotspot

Step 4
Press: Wi-Fi hotspot

Step 5
Press: Set up Wi-Fi hotspot

Step 6
Scroll down and tick Show password

Step 7
Type your Network name: Android<=>4321dcba

Type your Password: abcd1234

Press: Save 

Step 8
Turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot

  • Step 9: Plug the sensor into the Wi-Fi Reader
  • Step 10: Press the Reset button on the bottom of the Wi-Fi Reader
  • Step 11: Wait for the screen to display: Trying SSID: Android
  • Step 12: Leave the Wi-Fi Reader trying and change your phone's network name back

Change the phone's network name back

Step 13 
Press: Set up Wi-Fi hotspot

Step 14
Change back the name

Press: Save 

Step 15
Turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot

The Wi-Fi hotspot screen must be displayed (and turned on) for the Wi-Fi Reader to connect. Wait for the Wi-Fi Reader to connect and display Upload Confirmed

Now the SSID (Network name) and password are saved in the Wi-Fi Reader and the Config Beacon is no longer required.

Finally, test all is working by pressing restart on the Wi-Fi Reader and see that Upload Confirmed is displayed again.