[BCAB] Braille Sense: Connecting to EE Wireless Router

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Tue Jun 11 12:06:10 BST 2019


Wow Andrew, I didn't realise that some devices don't support the higher
channels in the 2.4G range, thank you for that.

The Stream wouldn't be for me either, since most people in our area use 1
and 6, so I tend to home in on 11.

1, 6 or 11 are your best bets, if they are not too crowded.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgson.io> 
Sent: 11 June 2019 10:21
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Braille Sense: Connecting to EE Wireless Router

Hi,

If the BrailleSense is not seeing any wireless SSID when you scan for
wireless networks then you have to deal with that rather than trying to put
in other names manually for the SSID.

My guess is that the router uses an automatic channel selection to find the
best channel for the local area which is not populated, and it has homed in
on a channel outside the range that the BrailleSense supports.  I have this
problem on the Victor Reader Stream as well.

To fix this you need to go into the router settings and find the settings
concerning channel on the 2.4 wireless network.  If it is set to auto then
you need to change it to a lower number (for example in my case it was set
to auto and was picking channel 11 which didn't work).  Once done see if the
BrailleSense can see the wireless network.  Once it can see the wireless
network you should be good to go.

To be honest I don't use my Victor Stream with wireless because of this
issue, I would rather get a stronger wireless signal on a better channel
than have to make it static to accomodate this one device.

Thanks.
Andrew.
________________________________________
From: Pele West [pele.westlists at gmail.com]
Sent: 11 June 2019 10:01
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Braille Sense: Connecting to EE Wireless Router

Hi Steve

Thanks for writing.

So, to confirm, what is the format of the 2.4 G channel name? Do you put
-2.4g or -24g? Do you have to have two profiles on the Braille Sense, one
for each channel?

Apologies if these are silly questions, I am out of my depth here.

Pele


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