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Configure software Access Point (AP) mode on WiSnap adapters

To configure the WiSnap adapter for software access point mode follow the below steps: 1. Connect the WiSnap adapter to your PC using a USB-RS232 cable. 2. Configure your terminal application (PuTTY, TeraTerm, etc.) with the settings: 9600 baud 8 data bits 1 stop bit no parity no flow control 3. Start the terminal application. 4. Type the following commands followed by a carriage return (enter key): $$$ – should see a CMD response and the green LED will begin blinking quickly set wlanssid – sets the SSID of the WiSnap when

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How to use Android Wi-Fi AP to tether the WiSnap to a cellular network

This app note demonstrates how to connect the WiSnap RS-232 dongle via Wi-Fi to an Android AP (access point) that is connected to the internet via a 3G/4G cellular network. To clarify, we are going to set up the Android device (with access to a cellular network) as a Wi-Fi access point, then configure the WiSnap (via RS-232 connection and terminal application) to connect to the Android’s Wi-Fi access point. This way, the WiSnap will be able to connect to the Internet through the Android’s cellular network. Set up the

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How to setup the WiSnap RS-232 adapter

Select A Terminal Application Before we begin, it’s important that you make sure that you have a compatible terminal emulator installed on your computer. Here, at Serialio, we often use our product, JavaTerm. There are also a myriad of different terminal emulators (for Mac and Windows) that will do just fine. If you don’t know where to start,  we recommend YAT (Yet Another Terminal) for Windows and zTerm for Mac. Configure The Terminal  As many of you likely know, serial devices and the respective application/hardware used to communicate with them

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How to connect the BlueSnap Smart (BLE) to SerialMagic Professional for Windows

This article demonstrates how to connect the BlueSnap Smart Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0) to an RS-232 adapter to Windows using SerialMagic Professional. We have broken down this process into three steps: (1) Pair through Windows Bluetooth, (2) Pair through SerialMagic Professional, and (3) Start the connection. This tutorial will only work after yACK BLE has been used to set up the BlueSnap Smart to be able to pair with Windows 10. If you haven’t already done so, click here. Pair via Windows 10 Bluetooth Settings 1. Power on your BlueSnap Smart

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How to configure the BlueSnap RS-232 to Bluetooth adapter

This guide will walk you through the process of configuring your BlueSnap module with a serial communication terminal on Windows. There are many serial communication terminals available, including JavaTerm and YAT. For this tutorial, we will be using Tera Term  on a Windows 10 PC. Tera Term is a free and can be downloaded here. You will need the following for this tutorial: The BlueSnap RS-232 to Bluetooth 2.1 adapter A USB to RS-232 adapter cable If your BlueSnap is male, you will need a Female-to-Female NULL Modem A terminal application such as

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Scales Known to Work with BlueSnap M6A Wireless RS-232 iOS, Android & More

BlueSnap M6A Wireless Bluetooth BLE to RS232 dongle/adapter can work to wirelessly enable hundreds of RS232 scale models. The following is a list of scales that have been reported as known to work with BlueSnap M6A Bluetooth wireless dongle using apps like SerialMagic Keys iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows 10, and 3rd party apps that implement the serialio.com Serial Device Manager (SDM) libraries. This list is not exhaustive by any means, there are hundreds of models that work. Using the BlueSnap M6A and SerialMagic,  iScanBrowser, Mobile Grid, you can collect and process

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Do NOT use the Zentri BLE OTA app with the BlueSnap Smart

We DO NOT recommend using the Zentri BLE OTA application with the BlueSnap Smart Bluetooth 4.0 to RS232 adapter. Using this application to flash the BlueSnap’s firmware will more than likely brick the device. This is because the Zentri application loads the default firmware (the only firmware that should be loaded on the BlueSnap Smart is “minnow-1.0.05”). If you have made this mistake, your device will no longer have the “BlueSnap-XXXX” naming scheme and may not power on. This is NOT covered under warranty. However, there is a chance that

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How to configure the BlueSnap AAA with OS X

This guide provides instructions on how to connect a Mac OS X computer to an external serial device with a BlueSnap AAA and CoolTerm (*or your preferred terminal application) You will need: A Mac with a terminal application installed BlueSnap AAA dongle Step-by-Step Guide Note: You must first configure your terminal application for communication with the BlueSnap’s default COM settings (shown below.) 1. Begin by connecting your BlueSnap AAA to your Mac 2. Navigate to System Preferences → Bluetooth 3. Once the BlueSnap AAA is connected, launch your terminal application

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How to use two BlueSnap adapters to create a SPP-HID bridge

This guide will demonstrate how to use two BlueSnap Bluetooth 2.1 to RS-232 Adapters to form a bridge to connect SPP and HID devices. Step-by-Step Guide 1. Verify that your idChamp is set to connect to Android (SPP mode) and then power it on 2. Connect your BlueSnap SPP dongle to your PC with the configuration cables 3. Launch Terminal 4. Make sure your bit-rate, parity, and stop are correct and then click OK to connect 5. In JavaTerm (or your preferred terminal application): → Type $$$ to enter CMD mode

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How to setup the BlueSnap SPP-KEY Bridge to pair a Bluetooth SPP device with a Bluetooth HID device

To set up the BlueSnap Bridge, you connect one side of the bridge to the Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) device and the other side of the Bridge to the host supporting Bluetooth HID (keyboard). The Bridge can always be setup manually using a terminal program from a PC, Mac, or Linux PC using the Serialio.com USB to RS-232 adapter and BlueSnap Bridge cable (DB9 female to USB micro) both are available from Serialio.com. To Setup the bridge you MUST have cable set shown below or Android device with Bluetooth that

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