HOW TO – Change the Wi-Fi Settings (xSeries)
It’s unlikely that you want use the default factory Wi-Fi settings that came with your unit, so this article shows you how to change them.
NOTE: If you have already run the Setup Wizard previously and/or followed the Quick Start Guide then it’s likely you would have already set them up, but you can use this article if you want change them again.
Login to the Device
To change the settings, you will need to login to the device’s Admin Panel. If you don’t know how to do this, please read the article HOW TO – Access the BeamOS Admin Panel (xSeries) first.
Once you have logged into the unit and are on the Status Overview page, you will need to navigate to the Wireless Configuration page.
To go to the Wireless Configuration page, click the Network drop-down menu in the top menu bar, and then select Wireless.
On a new device, you will see the factory default wireless network. You can choose to change these settings, or you can add a new wireless network for your public users. This is the recommended set-up as this keeps the default network secure and unchanged for your use only.
Add a New Wireless Network
Click the Add button – this will show the Wireless Access Point page.
- Check the Enable wireless option.
- Enter your new Wi-Fi name in the SSID field.
Click on the Wireless Security tab in the Interface Configuration section, select the Encryption option and set your Wi-Fi password in the Key field. We recommend selecting WPA2-PSK encryption as shown below.
Then click the Save button to add the new network (or update the existing network ).
NOTE: You may be temporarily disconnected from the Wireless network and may need to reconnect before being taken back to the Overview page.
Edit an Existing Network
To edit an existing network, simply click Edit and follow the steps as in the Add Network section above as necessary.
NOTE: Do not Remove the network that you are currently connected to, otherwise you may not be able to gain access to the device without performing a factory reset.