Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
The GPS 2 device offers a feature allowing you to connect your device to Wi-Fi networks!
**WiFi is useful to track indoors when there is no GPS but it is not useful (in its current implementation) to communicate with the device when there is no cellular coverage.
Connecting to your home network is essential to enable upgrades with new features and bug fixes for your device software. If your device is at home and connected to the charger, but not connected to Wi-Fi, there will be a pop-up reminder in the app to connect to your Home Wi-Fi, so that you can receive these updates for your device.
You could also connect to networks in places where there is poor cellular reception to assure continuity of monitoring.
To connect to Wi-Fi networks:
- Go to your Menu on the left hand side and click “Settings” and “Device Updates”
- A list of nearby Wi-Fi networks will come up
Connecting to an open network:
Some Wi-Fi networks do not require a password and will not have a lock icon beside them. To connect to these you would:
- Click on the network you want to connect to. It will attempt to connect
- Once connected, that network will have a checkmark next to it and will connect to it automatically in the future
Connecting to a secured network:
For a Wi-Fi network that does require a password, has a lock icon beside it, you would:
- Click on the network you want to connect to
- Put the password into the box that pops up
- Press “Connect”
- It will then connect as described above for open networks
NOTE: The device may not automatically connect to WiFi networks with the same name (SSID) and password at a location. We suggest that you connect to each instance of the location’s WiFi showing in your app. (Example, at a school where all WiFi networks are named the same, such as ‘SchoolISD’)