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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I saw this item and decided to try to use a generic usb wifi dongle until I realized that the OBI devices have software specifically installed to accept only the obihai branded usb wifi dongles. I then looked through the comments and found that its possible to use a wired-to-wireless bridge. I then remembered that the TP link extender that I had in my house has an ethernet port and can be used as a wired to wireless bridge. TP product I used TP-Link N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE)($22.99)
essentially the tp link extender is two things:
1. You connect the internet wire to the OBI and the other end to the TP link wifi extender. The TP link extender receives your home wireless signal and sends internet over the internet wire you plugged into the obi device. now you have made your obi wireless in a sense.
2. At the same time the tp link extender boosts your internet signal throughout your house and extends the area where you can receive wifi internet
The downside is the following:
you need to plug in your wifi extender into an outlet
you need to plug in your obi device into an outlet
you need to plug in your phone into an outlet
There are newer models of wifi extenders that extend newer bands of internet at faster speeds (with prices up over $100.00). This setup is ideal if you want to extend your wifi throughout your house and are ok placing your obi device near the extender (basically near any outlet). The TP link wifi extender that I use works perfectly to deliver internet to my obi device and extend my wifi range to include the whole second floor of my house.
When it is working it flashes a blue light continuously. This morning, no flashing light and when I pulled it out of the phone it was extremely hot to the touch (same symptoms as the first one exhibited). I just threw it out in the garbage. This is the weak link to an otherwise fine OBI product lines.
I got my 25 foot ethernet cable out and connected it to my 1022 OBIHAI and am back in business. If you need the wifi I would recommend you spend a few extra dollars and get the OBI1062 phone which has wifi built in. If you have an OBI202 then set up close to your router and use an ethernet cable. The OBiWifi adapter is a poor product. From reading the reviews others have also mentioned the same failure. This is either a design flaw or just cheap components. I have no other wifi adapter (currently using one on a RASPBERRY PI) that exhibits these issues. The phone requires the OBiWIFI Wireless adapter and will not work with a generic WIFI adapter. Very poorly thought out product.
Stay away from the OBiWIFI Wireless Adapter. There are too many failures. It's a shame because it gives their outstanding VOIP phone product line a bad reputation.
I have the Obi202 which is connected via Ethernet cable and I also have the 1062 which has built in WiFi adapter. Both work flawlessly.
The ObiWiFi Wireless Adapter is a lemon, avoid it.
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