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OBiWiFi Wireless Adapter for OBi200, OBi202, OBi1022 and OBi1032
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- OBiWiFi Connects to the USB Port of the OBi202 and is Configured via Your Web Browser
- WiFi Standard 802.11n - Also Compatible with 802.11b/g
- Wireless Data Encryption with 64/128-bit WPA, WPA2
- Use with the OBi202 VoIP Phone Adapter to Connect to Your Router via WiFi
- Refer User Manual before use.
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OBiWiFi Wireless Adapter
Connect a USB-equipped OBi device to the internet over a WiFi network with this OBiWiFi wireless adapter. With OBiWiFi, you can place the OBi VoIP phone adapter anywhere within range of your Wi-Fi network.
The OBiWiFi wireless adapter works with IP phones (models OBi1032 and OBi1022) and VoIP phone adapters (models OBi200 and OBi202). Experience ultimate freedom and convenience with the OBiWiFi wireless adapter.
OBiWiFi Setup to OBi IP Phone
Connect the power adapter to the OBi IP phone, then insert the OBiWiFi dongle in the USB port 1 on the back of the phone. View the image to the left for reference of the next six steps:
1. Select Settings on the phone screen.
2. Select OBiWiFi.
3. Click on 'Scan' (bottom right of the screen).
4. Select the WiFi network you would like to connect to.
5. Click on 'Connect' to enter your network password.
6. Enter the WiFi password if required.
You will see a WiFi icon on top of the screen once OBi Phone is successfully connected to your WiFi network. Dial customer care to verify if the OBi is able to reach out to the internet.
OBiWiFi Setup to OBi200 or OBi202
Connect the OBiWiFi adapter to the OBi device’s USB port and power-on the OBi device.
Open the network settings from a WiFi enabled device and connect to the WiFi network called 'OBiWiFi_Setup'. Your OBi device will auto-connect to the OBiWiFi_Setup network.
Wait 30 seconds, then open a browser window and visit obiconnect wifi page. If asked, enter the OBi device’s username and password to access the configuration webpage. The default value for both UN and PW is: admin. Please call our customer care for help.
Select your WiFi network’s name (SSID) from the drop down list and (if necessary) enter its Password. Click 'Connect' to complete the setup. The OBi's power LED will turn from blinking green to steady green.
Q: What is OBiWiFi? How does it work?
A: The Obihai OBiWiFi wireless adapter allows a USB-equipped OBi device, like the OBi202, to connect to the internet over a Wi-Fi network. With OBiWiFi, you have the freedom to place the OBi VoIP phone adapter anywhere within range of your Wi-Fi network. With OBiWiFi connected to your OBi202 VoIP device, as long as you have the proper credentials to connect to the network, you can connect to any Wi-Fi access point or hot spot to make and receive phone calls with the phone(s) attached to your OBi.
Q: What is the range of OBiWiFi?
A: You may place the OBi202 with the OBiWiFi Wireless Adapter anywhere in your home or office with good Wi-Fi reception. Please keep in mind that the range of your OBiWiFi can be affected by things such as walls, windows, doors and other structural elements in your home or office environment.
Q: I am using WEP encryption in my router. What should I do?
A: In your router's configuration, please use WEP key 1, don't use 2, 3, or 4. Then, if OBiWiFi is powered on, try to connect - see whether OBiWiFi gets an IP now.
Q: How to configure wireless AP for WEP with OBiWiFi.
A: When connecting OBiWIFI to your AP using security option of WEP and you see status for your OBiWIFI shows 'Authentication fail to xxxxxx':
If the Wireless Security that you have set in your wireless router is as such, the authentication failure may be because OBi is configured to use Passphrase ('ExcellentWiFi') as password and/or selecting wrong Key Index.
The result shows that the OBi202 is attempting to connect (and/or show as connected) but does not receive an IP address and does not connect to your wireless router.
When you see the 'Authentication fail to xxxxxx' message or 'Obtaining IP address from xxxxxx. ..' for more than one minute, please verify your password and Key Index. Please use hex key instead of using ascii passphrase.
For example: if you configure your wireless router like the picture above and your Passphrase is: ExcellentWiFi then you should enter 143565037F4223B04ACD5741B5 for the password (if the TX Key index is 1 as above picture shows) and select '1' as Key Index.
Q: Will my call quality be affected with OBiWiFi?
A: No. As long as OBiWiFi is within range of your wireless signal, and has a strong signal, you should be able to enjoy good voice clarity.
Q: Which Wi-Fi standard and frequency does OBiWiFi support?
A: OBiWiFi supports the 802.11n and 802.11b/g wireless standards and operates in the 2.4GHz band.
Q: Can I use the OBi202 with OBiWiFi as a wireless bridge?
A: Yes! With your OBi202 (with OBiWiFi) connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can plug a computer into the OBi202's Ethernet LAN port a to get internet access. The computer will obtain an IP address from the OBi202 (acting as a router), not directly from the WiFi AP.
Q: What security and encryption protocols does OBiWiFi support?
A: OBiWiFi supports wireless data encryption using 64/128-bit WEP, WPA and WPA2.
Q: Can I use the OBi202 with OBiWiFi with a 4G or LTE Hot Spot?
A: Yes! With your OBi202 (with OBiWiFi) connected to the 4G Hot Spot's Wi-Fi network, you may use VoIP services with your 4G wireless broadband service. Please note that some carriers have been known to block VoIP traffic.
Q: Why can’t I sign in to the special web page for OBiWiFi set-up and configuration?
A: Make sure you have the latest firmware update.
A: To check for firmware update, pick up the phone connected to the OBi202 and dial ***6. The announcement will let you know if there is an update.
If there is, press 1 and hang-up. Your OBi will automatically update and restart in about 2-3 minutes.
Alternatively, if you are signed-in to OBiTALK and see a yellow triangle to the right of your OBi device, you may click on the yellow triangle to start the automatic update.
Make sure your computer is connected to the OBi202's LAN port.
Q: What should I do if OBiWiFi does not get receive a signal after I have set everything up?
A: 1. Disconnect and then re-insert your OBiWiFi Wireless Adapter. Make sure it is plugged in all the way.
2. Your OBiWiFi may be out of range. Move your OBi202 with OBiWiFi closer to your router.
Q: I don’t see my Wi-Fi network showing up. What should I do?
A: It is likely that your network name (SSID) is hidden / not being broadcast. You may add your network name (SSID) under 'Add A Network' at the obiconnect wifi web page.
Q: I am not able to connect OBiWiFi to my corporate/business network. What should I do?
A: Check with your company's network administrator to get help adding the OBiWiFi to the network. Also, in your router's settings, make sure you disable WMM/WMA.
Q: My OBiWiFi status keeps showing Connecting and then Authentication fail. What should I do?
A: Check and see if you have entered the correct password. Try retyping your password again.
Q: Can OBiWiFi store more than one Wi-Fi network?
A: Yes! In fact, OBiWiFi can store up to 20 Wi-Fi networks.
Wirelessly Connect Your OBi202 to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
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But the instructions on the box are out of date. Basically, after you plug the OBiWIFI into the usb port on your OBi200/202/1032 box, it becomes it's own wifi hotspot that you can find in your nearby wifi network called "OBiWIFI_Setup". Once you join the hotspot, you'll find the configuration page on 192.168.10.1, but before you do any of this, visit the instruction page online: http://obiconnect.com/wifi (referred to in step 3 on the back of the retail package). If the hotspot times out, you can force it back into hotspot setup mode by dialing *27 from your OBihai connected handset.
The setup instructions look straight forward with three easy steps - plug device into your OBiHai box, connect to the ObiWiFi's own hot spot, log in to the OBiWiFi and configure it to connect to your home wireless access point.
My install went sideways after logging on to the OBiWiFi at which point it no longer was visible as an access point with no obvious way of configuring it. OBiHai does not have phone support, but I submitted a ticket (get your OBiHai number for the device from your OBiTalk account) and they responded within an hour with questions about my set up and the SSID and password of the access point I wanted to connect to and they configured and connected the OBiWiFi for me.
Being a geek I wanted to know what they did so I could do it myself in the future, and this is what they emailed back:
There is a simple way of configuring your OBiwifi.
With the OBiwifi inserted to the USB port (with blue light blinking inside), and also the OBi200 connected via ethernet cable to the router, please login to your obitalk.com account, and click on your OBI number to device configuration page.
Click on OBi Expert Configuration (on the bottom of the device config page)
Click on Enter OBi Expert
Click on OBiwifi configuration (wifi setting)
Uncheck both square boxes on the right side of the SSID and password, and enter your Wifi SSID and wifi password in the respective fields, and then hit “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Note that the SSID is case sensitive
Wait for a minute or so, and the status page will show whether the OBi gets an IP address from the wifi router, and if yes, then you can unplug the Ethernet cable and you should be able to make calls via wifi.
Edit: Ordered TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, 150Mbps, USB Powered for less than $20, set it up in repeater mode (bridge mode would have worked as well) and it works great. Downside: It's a separate box. Upsides: It's smaller than the OBi itself and can be powered from the USB on the OBI so you only have one thing plugged into the wall. Bonus: It's a repeater so it increases the WiFi coverage in my house.
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