CyberQ Cloud

CyberQ Cloud Manual Quickstart Setup Guide

Click here to view the PDF of the CyberQ Cloud Quickstart Setup Guide.

Manual Set Up

 Monitor and Control your Cook Directly on CyberQ Cloud 

1) When CyberQ Cloud powers up, the LCD panel will display the cook and food temperatures as well as the fan output and timer

2)Using the arrow buttons on the CyberQ Cloud, navigate through the display options.

3) To set a desired target temperature, navigate to the desired probe, and press the ENTER button.

4)Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to select the digit to be modified and adjust the values using the UP and DOWN keys. Then press the ENTER button.

HotSpot Setup

Use this mode to have your Wi-Fi enabled devices connect directly to the CyberQ Cloud.

1)Using a Wi-Fi enabled phone, tablet, or desktop, go to its Wi-Fi Settings and select HS-MY_CYBERQ_#### (or the custom name you have assigned). If prompted, enter the default password: 1234abcdef. Once connected, the CyberQ Cloud will briefly display HOT-SPOT PAIRED! 

2)Using the device you used to connect with Wi-Fi, open a web browser window and type 192.168.101.10 in the address bar to load the internal CyberQ Cloud System web pages. 

3) From these internal pages you can customize and configure your device.

*Note: HotSpot Mode will only work within the range of Wi-Fi built in the control, which is 500 feet direct line of sight.




Connecting CyberQ Cloud to WI-FI Quickstart Guide

Click here for the PDF of the CyberQ Cloud WI-FI Networking Quickstart Guide.

1)Using a Wi-Fi enabled phone, tablet, or desktop, go to its Wi-Fi Settings and select HS-MY_CYBERQ_#### (or the custom name you have assigned). If prompted, enter the default password: 1234abcdef. Once connected, the CyberQ Cloud will briefly display HOT-SPOT PAIRED! 

2)Using the device you used to connect with Wi-Fi, open a web browser window and type 192.168.101.10 in the address bar to load the internal CyberQ Cloud System web pages.

3)You will then see the built-in CyberQ Cloud pages. Click on the link at the top right that says WI-FI SETUP

4)Click on the orange button that says Cloud Connection Wizard.

5)The CyberQ Cloud will then scan for your home Wi-Fi router. This generally takes up to 60 seconds.

6). Scroll down to see the available networks. Find your home network and click Join button below the home network.

7) If your Wi-Fi router requires a password, type in the password and hit Submit

8)Your CyberQ Cloud will then restart in what is called Infrastructure mode and will connect to the internet through your Wi-Fi Router. (If your CyberQ Cloud starts up and briefly says No Network, this usually means that your password was incorrect and you should return your CyberQ Cloud to Hotspot mode and run the connection wizard again.)

  • Easiest way to do this is to reset to factory settings by holding down all four arrow buttons until control says "Resetting EEPROM"

9)After the device fully reboots, it will prompt you for a registration pin. *Note: if your CyberQ Cloud gets stuck on connnecting to cloud, this means you are not connected via 2.4 GHz band or security and interfering with connection (example: security camera). 

10) On Wi-Fi able device, the internal CyberQ Cluod page will have a yellow link to sharemycook.com. *Note: when you click the link, most devices will automatically switch back to originally Wi-Fi. If this does not happen, go to Wi-Fi setting and select your normal Wi-Fi.

11) On SMC Main Page, scroll down and click orange 'Register Device' button

12) If you have already created an account, use those login credentials. Otherwise, click on 'Register Here' and fill out on screen prompts and click orange 'Create Account' button.

13) You will be promoted to verify your email, you must do this before continuing.

14) Once email is verified, login to SMC and click orange button to add CyberQ Cloud.

15) You will be given a 4 digit number. Enter that PIN number on the CyberQ Cloud using arrows and push the middle, circle button to submit.

16) The device will check registration and once complete it will say 'Registration Successful.' *Note: if your PIN expires/you lose it, follow the steps above to generate a new PIN.

17) You will be taken to your main dashboard of SMC. To change or configure any settings, click on 'Advanced Device Settings.'



Safety Warnings

WARNING: FIRE HAZARD, BURN HAZARD!! Even quality electronics can fail CAUSING THE BLOWER TO RUN CONSTANTLY, RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES! Power Draft Fans can get the temperature of your pit higher than through natural draft, so use extra caution in opening your pit and determining its placement. Always inspect your fan and probe wires for damage. Damaged wires can cause the blower to run constantly causing your pit to become excessively hot.

WARNING: FIRE HAZARD, BURN HAZARD!! FLAMES, SPARKS AND LIT EMBERS CAN EXIT ANY OPENING ON YOUR PIT, CAUSING FIRES - Keep your pit located a safe distance from anything flammable like buildings, walls, solvents, cars, fuel, wood piles, furniture, etc. and always use caution when opening the pit. Be aware that an ember that has fallen or is ejected from the charcoal cooker can be blown by a light wind into a garage or other structure, debris field, woods, or grass field and cause a fire to start. Always have a fire extinguisher and water supply close by. If the cooker is to be used on a combustible surface such as a wooden deck, always place the cooker on a non-flammable pad intended for this purpose.

WARNING: FIRE HAZARD, BURN HAZARD !! Even quality electronics can fail and cause the temperature to read incorrectly - BE SURE TO USE A REDUNDANT DIAL THERMOMETER AS A BACKUP TEMPERATURE SENSOR ON YOUR PIT – This will allow you to verify your control’s temperature reading for your safety.Even though the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi can be controlled remotely, allowing you to cook while you are away, someone should always be present when your pit is cooking to prevent fires.

WARNING: SMOKE CAN COMBUST WHEN OXYGEN IS INTRODUCED AND PRODUCE SEVERE BURNS – ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN OPENING THE LID OR DOOR OF YOUR PIT.

WARNING: KEEP YOUR CONTROL DRY – Allowing your control to get wet can cause damage to its electronics and/or make it operate incorrectly CREATING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION.

WARNING: Pit fires can occur when liquids are spilled or when cooking at temperatures that cause surfaces inside the cooker to reach the ignition temperature of fats. Never pour or toss water directly into a fat fire. Reduce the temperature by cooling the fire in the firebox with a water spray. Close the cooking chamber door and the firebox while it is steaming to smother the fire. This procedure may need to be repeated several times before the pit fire is under control.

NOTE: Pit fires can be largely avoided if the cooker is kept clean and free from fat buildup during or between cooks. Changing drip trays during a cook cycle will help keep flammable fats in the cooker to a minimum. You are dealing with an open fire when you are cooking on charcoal and wood.

WARNING: There are hot surfaces on all parts of the cooker before during and after cooking. Always wear protective clothing when tending the cooker or attempting to extinguish a fire or dumping a firebox in the proper ash receptacle at the end of a cook. Always be ready to call your local Fire Company in the case of an emergency before the situation gets out of control.

CAUTION: Fire danger is always present, even in the best of conditions. There is no substitute for continuous safety scrutiny on the part of the user.

WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD, HIGH VOLTAGE!! The power supply for this product is plugged into a 120 or 240 VAC Mains. THIS VOLTAGE CAN KILL OR HURT YOU. KEEP THE POWER SUPPLY AWAY FROM WATER AND OFF OF THE GROUND - do not let it get exposed to rain or snow and NEVER TOUCH THE POWER SUPPLY IF IT GETS WET.

CAUTION: To satisfy FCC RF Exposure requirements for mobile and base station transmission devices, a separation distance of 20 cm or more should be maintained between the antenna of this device and persons during operation. To ensure compliance, operation at closer than this distance is not recommended. The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.The CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi Contains Transmitter Module FCC ID: W70MRF24WG0MAMB with Radio regulation certification for United States (FCC), Canada (IC), Europe (ETSI), Korea(KC), and Japan (ARIB) 2.4 GHz, IEEE Std. 802.11b/g™, and Wi-Fi® certified (WFA ID: WFA16869)
The Wi-Fi components in this product have been certified under Wi-Fi 802.11 withWPA2™, and WPA™ System Interoperability ASD Model Test Plan with Test Engine For IEEE 802.11b and g Devices).

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Other 2.4GHz devices, such as cordless phones and wireless networked devices, may cause interference with the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi and prevent a reliable connection. It is the customer’s responsibility to diagnose the source of the interference and determine which devices need to be turned off or eliminated from the installation.

Firmware Updates

From time to time, BBQ Guru will release an update to the CyberQ Cloud's operating software called firmware. If a new firmware is released, then the next time your CyberQ Cloud turns on and connects to the internet in Infrastructure mode, it will be notified there is a firmware update. On the LCD screen of your device there will be a notification that a firmware update is available. There are two types of firmware upgrades: optional and critical updates. We always recommend upgrading to the most recent firmware version even if it is optional. Using the arrow keys on the device, you can select to install the update right away or to postpone it for a later time. If you choose to install the firmware, your CyberQ Cloud will download the new file update. Do not unplug your CyberQ Cloud in the process and do not disconnect it from its WiFi connection. After the files are downloaded, it will install the files. Once the files are installed, it will reboot with the update. You will then have the most up-to-date software on your device.

CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi Features

• Built in Wi-Fi web server allows direct or remote access from your mobile device or PC
• 2.4 GHz, IEEE Std. 802.11g™, Wi-Fi® certified (WFA ID: WFA16869)
• 16 character by two line backlit LCD display
• Email alert capability
• Armored high-temperature pit and food (meat) probes
• Controls your pit and monitors up to 3 food (meat) temperatures
• All new full-time adaptive control algorithm learns your pit to provide better stability/accuracy
• Open lid detect senses when the pit’s lid is open to minimize the temperature disturbance and recover quickly to the setpoint, can be turned on/off (default is ON)

• Exclusive ramp down feature (cook and hold) lowers your pit temperature as food temperature rises, so your food doesn’t overcook

• Scrolling display shows all of your temps, time, and status
• Audible alarm sounds on food done (default is ON)
• Adjustable deviation alarm sounds when your pits temp goes either too high or low
• Real time blower status indication and output % helps you to estimate fuel use
• Display in degrees F or C
• User adjustable number of beeps setting
• 32 to 475° F range with +/- 2° F accuracy
• Runs on 100-240VAC (for worldwide use) or 12VDC for automotive supply use

Probes

The probes provided with your CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi are stainless steel precision thermocouples. The thermocouple wires have an armor braid with moisture and smoke resistant teflon insulation that is rated for temperatures up to 500 degrees F. The user can pass these thin wires under the lid of the grill or through a small hole without creating a large gap which would allow air to get through (air intrusion). Be careful not to kink these wires or let them come in contact with flames. These probes are user-replaceable and are available at www.bbqguru.com; we recommend having a spare set for unforeseen emergencies.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to fully insert your probes into the control. Push the plug into the receptacle until you feel and hear it snap in place. If you do not plug the probes in securely, you may experience sporadic temperature readings and the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi will not control your cooker accurately. The temperature may also read low, causing you cooker to get excessively hot.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The pit probe must be placed in the pit for proper temperature regulation. If the pit probe is not located in the pit, proper control will not take place. This can cause the blower to run constantly causing your pit to become excessively hot.
If you decide not to use the food probe(s), they should be unplugged before applying power to the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi, not during operation. This will allow the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi time to sense how you are trying to cook and configure its alarm operation to prevent false food alarms. You can also leave a food probe plugged in and not use it.

Power Draft Blower Fans

All blowers are equipped with an adjustable damper and an aluminum nozzle. The blower housing is constructed of stainless steel for a clean, durable and long lasting finish.
The 10 CFM Pit Viper fan is good for medium grills and smokers, including all ceramic grills and bullet-style smokers. The 25 CFM Pit Bull fan is suited to offset smokers and larger cabinet smokers; two fans can be used for large custom built and trailer-based models.
All fans have an adjustable slide damper. This feature allows the user to make fine adjustments on their own grill or smoker due to natural drafts that effects cooking temperature during the blower’s off cycle. Testing on different settings is recommended. Open the damper fully for quick start-up or grilling at high temperatures. Close it half way for smaller cookers or low and slow cooking. Close three-quarters of the way for cold smoking. Close all the way to kill the fire.

Key Operation

The Key backlight blinks when there is Wi-Fi activity.
Whenever a key is pressed, a short chirp occurs on the beeper as user feedback. The chirp can be turned off in the System Setup menu.
Anytime the beeper is sounding, pressing any key will silence it and clear the alarm condition. To turn the alarm beeper off, set the ALARM BEEPS in the System Setup menu to zero.
The contrast and brightness can be adjusted by the “hot keys” described below and in the system setup menu. We suggest you exercise caution, as too large an adjustment can render the display unreadable.

  • Pressing the M/E KEY and UP KEY increases the Backlight brightness.
  • Pressing the M/E KEY and DOWN KEY decreases the Backlight brightness.
  • Pressing the M/E KEY and RIGHT KEY increases the Display contrast.
  • Pressing the M/E KEY and LEFT KEY decreases the Display contrast.

Holding down all four arrow keys (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT) for approximately 5 seconds will reset all settings to factory defaults. The CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi will then show RESETTING EEPROM and restart.

Manual Operation

MAIN SCREEN
When the main screen is displayed, using the UP and DOWN keys will scroll the display up and down through the list of options. Two lines are displayed, and are scrolled through one line at a time. If scrolling is turned on, the main screen items are indexed through automatically. An arrow appears on the display next to the parameter that can be modified. The only main screen parameter that cannot be changed in the example below is “OUTPUT: 15 % *” since this is just reporting the fan’s output percentage.

To change a value, scroll to the value you wish to modify using the UP/DOWN keys. The line will be denoted with an arrow. Select the value using the M/E key. Navigate to the value you wish to modify using the LEFT/RIGHT keys. Modify the value using the UP/DOWN keys, then press the M/E key to save. The labels COOKTEMP, FOOD1, FOOD2, FOOD3 may be changed via the web interface, but will always remain the same on the controller.

If a food or cook sensor is unplugged or damaged (open), it will show OPEN next to the corresponding item.
COOK TEMP
Scroll to COOKTEMP (pit temp) in the MAIN SCREEN using the UP/DOWN keys (arrow will display) to modify its value. Press the M/E key to modify the cook setpoint as follows:

Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to select the digit to be modified. Adjust the values using the UP and DOWN Keys. Then press the M/E key to enter and store the value and return to the main screen.
The adjustment range of the COOK SET is 32–475° F or 0-246° C. The default value for the COOK SET is 275° F.

FOOD TEMP
Scroll to FOOD X (1, 2 or 3) in the MAIN SCREEN using the UP/DOWN keys (arrow will display) to modify its value. Press the M/E key to modify the setpoint of all 3 food probes individually as follows:

Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to select the digit to be modified. Adjust the values using the UP and DOWN Keys. Press the M/E key to enter and store the value and return to the main screen.
The adjustment range is 32–475° F or 0-246° C. The default value is 180° F.
When the food temperature exceeds the setpoint, the FOOD DONE message blinks with the temperature and the beeper sounds. Please note that if you set the setpoint below the food’s actual temperature, the DONE alarm will sound (press any key to clear alarm).
OUTPUT %
The output percent is not changeable by the user but is simply a display of the output percentage of the control. The “*” character is shown next to the output % value when the output is energized.

TIP: During your cook if you notice the output percentage hovering around 80-100% for a long time, you may be running out of charcoal. If you notice the output % hanging around 10% for a long time and the temperature is oscillating you may want to close the blower damper adjustment slightly for better control.

TIMER
Scroll the TIMER in the MAIN SCREEN using the UP/DOWN keys (arrow will display) to modify its value. Press the M/E key:

Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to select the digit to be changed. Adjust the values using the UP and DOWN Keys, press the M/E key to enter and store the value and return to the main screen. .
Once you enter a value, the control will begin counting down. The maximum value is 99:59:59. When the countdown finished, the action specified in TIMEOUT will be taken.


SYSTEM SETUP SCREEN
To access the SYSTEM SETUP from the MAIN SCREEN display, press and hold the UP and DOWN keys together for 3 seconds.

Just as with the main screen, pressing the UP or DOWN Keys will scroll up and down through the list of shown parameters as follows:

  • When SYSTEM SETUP is in the top line (with arrow) pressing the LEFT or RIGHT key will index to the Control or Wi-Fi setup screens.
  • Scroll through the values using the UP/DOWN keys. To modify a value, press the M/E key. Use the LEFT/RIGHT keys to select the digit to be modified, then adjust the value with the UP/DOWN keys. Press the M/E key to save. To return to the MAIN SCREEN press the UP and DOWN keys together.

SCROLLING
You may select whether or not the MAIN SCREEN automatically scrolls. The default value is OFF. Set using the UP/DOWN keys as described above.


BACKLIGHT
The display backlight is adjustable from 0-100%. Select the digit using the LEFT and RIGHT keys and adjust the value using the UP/DOWN keys.


CONTRAST
The display contrast is adjustable from 0-100%. Select the digit using the LEFT and RIGHT keys and adjust the value using the UP/DOWN keys. Note that varying just a small amount will make the display unreadable; we suggest leaving it at the default value of 10%.

UNITS
You may select whether to use Deg F or Deg C. Default is Deg F. Select the digit using the LEFT and RIGHT keys and adjust the value using the UP/DOWN keys.


ALARM BEEPS
You may select from OFF, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Select the digit using the LEFT and RIGHT keys and adjust the value using the UP/DOWN keys.


KEY BEEPS
Whenever a key is pressed, a short chirp occurs as feedback for a key press. The default value is ON. Select the digit using the LEFT and RIGHT keys and adjust the value using the UP/DOWN keys.

CONTROL SYSTEM SETUP
To access the CONTROL SETUP from the MAIN SCREEN display, press and hold the UP and DOWN keys together for 3 seconds, then press the LEFT KEY. To return to the MAIN SREEN press the UP and DOWN keys together.

Once in CONTROL SETUP, pressing the UP or DOWN keys singly will index up and down through the list of shown parameters as follows:

Scroll through values in the CONTROL SETUP SCREEN using the UP/DOWN keys. To modify a value, press the M/E key. Use the LEFT/RIGHT keys select the digit to be modified. Adjust the value with the UP/DOWN Keys. Press the M/E key to save. To return to the MAIN SCREEN, press the UP and DOWN keys together.

When CONTROL SETUP is in the top line (with arrow), pressing the LEFT or RIGHT key will index to the other setup screens.

COOK HOLD
COOK HOLD defines the temperature that the cook setpoint will be reset to when the TIMER expires, if TIMEOUT action is set to HOLD. The default is 200° F. Set using the UP/DOWN keys.

TIMEOUT
TIMEOUT defines the action that will be taken when the timer counts to 00:00:00. The selections are NO ACTN, HOLD, ALARM, SHDN. The default is NO ACTION. Set using the UP/DOWN keys.

ALARM DEVIATION SETPOINT
If the temperature of the pit deviates above the setpoint by the alarm deviation setpoint, the alarm will sound and the display will blink COOK TEMP HIGH and the temperature value.
If the temperature of the pit deviates below the setpoint by the alarm deviation setpoint, the alarm will sound and the display will blink COOK TEMP LOW and the temperature value.
The alarm is only allowed once the temperature gets near the cook temperature setpoint. The alarm deviation is settable from 10-100° F and the factory default is 50° F.

RAMP (COOK AND HOLD)
When the ramp is set to on, the low and slow ramp mode is enabled. The ramp selection tells the control which sensor to ramp from, so the selections are off, Food1, Food2, Food3. This mode is used for slow cooks so your food (meat) never over-cooks. This feature will gradually lower the pit temperature to the food X set point temperature when the food is within approximately 30° of being done. The controller will hold the pit temperature slightly above your food set point as long as there is fuel. This feature is similar to cook and hold, but the control calculates everything for you. The factory default setting is off, so you must enable this feature to use it. Note when using this feature, you may want to start your pit temperature a little higher than normal to reduce cook time and not overcook your food.

OPEN LID DETECT
This feature will allow recovery to the cooking temperature without overshoot after you open the cooker’s lid. When open lid detect is set to off and you open your pit’s lid, the temperature will drop. The inrush of oxygen can cause the blower to over-fire the coals and cause overshoot when the lid is shut again. When open lid detect mode is on, it detects when the pit’s lid has been opened and minimizes the blower running during that time. Some overshoot will always be present when your pit’s lid is opened and closed even if the blower is off, because it still introduces oxygen to the fire. The factory default is ON, so you must turn this OFF if you have problems with excess air currents in your pit.
When open lid detect is enabled during startup, the rate of temperature rise of your pit will be limited to preventing over-firing. This will make a typical startup to a temperature of 250° F take a minimum of about 20-30 minutes and will also help to eliminate startup overshoot.

WI-FI SETUP SCREEN

To access the Wi-Fi Setup Screen from the MAIN SCREEN display, press and hold the UP and DOWN keys together for 3 seconds. Navigate to the Wi-Fi SCREEN using the LEFT/RIGHT arrows. To return to the MAIN SCREEN, press the UP and DOWN keys together.

For ease of use, we suggest setting up your Wi-Fi link by following the instructions in section 9. The interface is much easier to use, and it can be done from any PC or mobile device equipped with a web browser.

*** It is important to remember to cycle power (turn unit off and then on again) after changing the Wi-Fi settings. They will not be used until power is cycled. If changing parameters from a hot-spot or Wi-Fi connection, you can use the reboot button at the bottom of the web page.

Just as with the main screen, pressing the UP or DOWN Keys will index up and down through the list of shown parameters as follows:
When WI-FI SETUP is in the top line (with arrow) pressing the LEFT or RIGHT key will index to the next or previous setup screens (see menu diagram).

Scroll through values in the Wi-Fi SCREEN using the UP/DOWN keys. To modify a value, press the M/E key. Use the LEFT/RIGHT keys to select the digit to be modified. Adjust the value with the UP/DOWN Keys. Press the M/E key to save. To return to the MAIN SREEN, press the UP and DOWN keys together.

Voice Control Using Amazon Alexa - Initial Setup

You can monitor and update settings on your CyberQ Cloud with just the sound of your voice when you use an Amazon Alexa- enabled device (sold separately). Before you can use your voice to access your CyberQ Cloud, you need to configure a few settings. You also must already have your CyberQ Cloud registered in an account on ShareMyCook. (Refer to the ShareMyCook registration in your manual for directions)

  1. Make sure that your Amazon Alexa device is already registered and setup with Amazon. (A good test is to ask her "Alexa, what time is it?" If she answers correctly, your Amazon Alexa device  has internet connection). 
  2. You will need to add the CyberQ Cloud skill to your Amazon Alexa account.
  3. Open your Alexa app (or the desktop version at alexa.amazon.com), click the Skills:
     
  4. Search for the CyberQ Cloud skill by typing in CyberQ Cloud:
     
  5. You will see CyberQ Cloud appear, click on it and install it by adding it to your account.
  6. Once added, you will need to link it to your ShareMyCook account.  Click on the blue 'Enable' button. After you click on 'Enable', it will open a new window (make sure you don’t have pop-up blocker on or disable it temporarily. Many browsers will block this by default). 
  7. You now need to LINK the CyberQ Cloud skill to your ShareMyCook account. By doing this, you grant the CyberQ Cloud skill access to your default CyberQ Cloud.  You will be asked to login and link the accounts.  Login with your ShareMyCook account information:

8. Once logged in, it will ask you if you grant permission. You will click 'Yes, Allow': 

9. Once successful, you should see something similar to this:

10. You are now ready to use voice control! Refer to the 'Voice Commands' section of the manual for a list of the voice commands you can use.

Re-Authorizing Amazon Alexa with ShareMyCook

If you change your password on ShareMyCook and have previously linked your Amazon Alexa skill to your account, you will need to re-authorize the skill. Review the steps for re-authorization reviewing the PDF here.

BBQGuru-ShareMyCook-Alexa-ReAuthorization.pdf

Voice Control Using Amazon Alexa - Voice Commands

After you have successfully linked your Amazon Alexa-enabled device (sold separately) with your CyberQ Cloud (please refer to the 'Voice Control Initial Setup' in the manual for directions), you can start using voice commands, allowing you to monitor and control your device with just the sound of your voice. 

Alexa expects commands spoken in a specific way. Often she can interpret variations, but we recommend using the commands as listed below. For the food names and specific temperatures and timer settings, you should substitute with your own settings.

  1. Alexa, Ask CyberQ Cloud, what is the pit temperature?
  2. Alexa, Ask CyberQ Cloud, what is the food 1 temperature?
  3. Alexa, Ask CyberQ Cloud, what is the food 2 temperature? 
  4. Alexa, Ask CyberQ Cloud, what is the food 3 temperature? 
  5. Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, set food 1 target temperature to 100.
  6. Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, set food 2 target temperature to 130.
  7. Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, set food 3 target temperature to 150.
  8. Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, set food 1 name to sausage.
  9. Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, set food 2 name to brisket.
  10. Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, set food 3 name to hamburgers.
  11. Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, set timer to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  12. Alexa, Ask CyberQ Cloud, how much time is left on the timer?

Multiple Devices: Amazon Alexa voice control will control the default CyberQ Cloud. For our customers who own more than one CyberQ Cloud, we have added the ability to change the default device in your account with the sound of your voice. This way you can switch between your device and control each one with your voice. To switch your default device say:

Alexa, Tell CyberQ Cloud, Switch Default CyberQ Cloud.

Alexa will then prompt you with the names of the different devices with a number for each one. You then should respond with the number for the device you want as your new default. Once successfully changed, your voice commands will now use your new default device.

Glossary of Networking Terms

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) – This basically means that IP addresses are not static, they can changed at any time. In the case of ISP DHCP, it means that your ISP can change your public IP address. In case of DHCP enabled on your router, it means that your router can change the local IP addresses of attached devices at any time.
DNS - Domain Name System is the method by which website or domain names are translated into IP addresses. Specify such an address manually, according to the information provided by the ISP. For 99% of applications you don’t have to deal with this; This parameter in the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi is reserved for advanced IT personnel.

HOT-SPOT MODE – This mode of the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi allows direct connection and access from mobile devices or PCs. In this mode, the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi actually functions as a mini Wi-Fi router, though it does not provide Internet access.
INFRASTRUCTURE MODE – This mode of the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi links to a wireless router, providing other devices on your network access to its internal data plus features requiring Internet access.
IP ADDRESS - An IP address (Internet Protocol) address is your computer’s equivalent of your postal address and just like the mail service, each computer has to have its own address so that it will only receive the information that is meant for it and not anything that is meant for someone else.
Your Public IP address is the address that is assigned to you by your ISP. The Private IP addresses on your network is generally assigned to your computers and devices by your router.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) – The company that sells you internet service, i.e. Comcast, Verizon, etc.
KEY – This is the encryption key. The types of encryption are shown below:

  • WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy. This was the original security setting on wireless networks. In the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi, it must be a value containing the characters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E,F (hexadecimal value). WEP 40 requires 10 Characters, WEP104 requires 26 characters.
  • WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access. Provides better encryption than WEP and also has user authentication.
  • WPA2 - a more secure version of WPA which provides “government grade” security. There are two versions of WPA2 - Personal & Enterprise.
  • WPA AUTO – Automatically selects a WPA or WPA2 network
  • WPA OR WPA2 PHRA – Uses a passphrase instead of hex values.
  • OPEN – No encryption.

MAC ADDRESS (Media Access Control) Tthis is the ID of computers and other network devices. It never changes and is assigned to the device when it is manufactured. Each device has a unique address
NET MASK ADDRESS - Bundled with an IP address there is always a “Netmask” value. The Netmask, together with the IP address, defines the network the computer belongs to, that is which other IP addresses the computer can touch directly in the same LAN. For 99% of applications you don’t have to deal with this. This parameter in the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi is reserved for advanced IT personnel.

PORT - Every IP address is divided up into many ports for different functions. When one computer sends data to another computer, it sends it from a port on an IP address to a port on an IP address. A port can only be used by one program at a time. The protocol used for the CyberQ Cloud Wi-Fi’s web pages is HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
PORT FORWARDING - Port forwarding allows remote computers, for example, computers on the Internet, to connect to a specific computer or device within a private local area network (LAN).
ROUTER – This is the device that manages and connects your local network to the internet. It may have a built in cable modem or you may have an external cable modem that connects to your ISP. It manages all of the local traffic on your network and also determines how data is passed back and forth between your local network and the internet.
SSID – (Service Set Identifier) is the name that identifies an 802.11 wireless LAN.