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kbrooking

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Using WPS to re-connect Mc-GW to new Wi-Fi router
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:07:21 am »
Say I have my mC-gateway currently connected to my home Wi-Fi router but, now I want to move the mC-gateway to another location and connect to a different Wi-Fi network.
Can I re-connect the mC-gateway to the new Wi-Fi router by repeating the WPS process? (e.g. press the WPS button on the Wi-Fi router and then hold User Switch for 1 second)

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mc-John

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Yes just follow the same process when you connected it the first time.

kbrooking

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So when I try that it never makes a connection to the new Wi-Fi router. The "Conn" and "Status" leds just keep blinking until the WPS process times out on the router. Any suggestions?

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So based on the testing I have done, once you connect the MC-GW to a Wi-Fi router using WPS, that is the only router you can use. Unless you connect to ethernet and manually enter the new router information via MC-Studio.

The WPS process will not allow you to connect to any new Wi-Fi routers.

So my question now is there anyway to clear out the SSID & password information on the MC-GW so that you can start with a fresh MC-GW that you can connect using WPS?

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Can you confirm if you have any information entered into the Gateway configuration (SSID and Password)?

As mc-John mentioned, the mcGateway can move between WIFI networks by following the same WPS procedure. I have done this many times myself with moving a gateway between two different locations and connecting to the WPS network.

 
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Nothing is entered in the SSID & password fields on the gateway-config form (via MC-Studio->tools->devices).

Since I only have the one WI-FI router, I have been simulating a new router by changing the SSID on the WI-Fi router and then repeating the WPS process. When I do this, the MC-GW will not connect to the router (same router just changed the SSID on it) via WPS process.

Today I will be handing off the MC-GW to someone who does have a different WI-FI router and have them try connecting via WPS. I will post the results here when I get their feedback.