Gates dropping out or being hard to connect to can usually be attributed to
- Radio interference in the location you were testing (Have you tested here before?) (we will discuss a fix for this later)
- Positioning of the Speedlink itself (especially important if there is radio noise about)
- should be in an elevated position (on top of the Swift Carry case is normally OK)
- Antenna should be pointing up (as should antennas on gates)
Don't confuse this issue with an erro on your iPad that says "No IP address". This is a result of not having the correct IP address of the Speedlink entered in your User Home/Option dialog. If the IP address on the front of your Speedlink ends in 115, you need take no action. But if its anything elese, for example 116 or higher you need to manually assign it.
Choosing a quiet channel manually is a little tedious, but if you follow this guide you should have no issues.
This is found in the same options dialog page the IP address option is mentioned in above. See below. The aim is to find a quiet channel for the Gates to operate on. There are 13 to choose from.
Turn on Acess point and Speedlink as normal
2. On setup and connection page, take note of the channel number beside the little Speedlink icon in top Lh corner.
3. Don’t worry about selecting a test at this stage
4. Turn one gate on only. (have it 30m away)
5. If it times and turns off out without connecting (20 secs) ............
6.Go to User home/options and change to a diff channel. You will find this by scrolling the page up. ( in theory 15, and 20 should be the quietest so you might try these first)-
7. Repeat 4 to 6 until you find a good channel.
Note: We are adding an automated sequence for this function. Its a priority for us to do so, and it will run in the background, requiring no input from yourself. In the interim you will need to manually assign this quiet channel each time you get your system out. The system does have an auto channel select function, but the new process will optimise it.