Pairing other devices to the CyberQ in hot-spot mode
The most basic way to use the CyberQ’s features is by directly pairing it with another Wi-Fi device in hot-spot mode. While this method doesn’t enable all the CyberQ’s features, direct connection can be useful. If you are at a competition where there is no Wi-Fi or AC power, or if you are tailgating or camping, for example, monitoring with a portable device is handy. Nearly any device with Wi-Fi capability and a Web browser will work.
1. Apply power to the CyberQ Wi-Fi. will be displayed.
2. Using a PC or mobile device with wireless networking enabled, go to the menu where you can select the network you want to log on to. On a smartphone or tablet, this is Settings > Wi-Fi. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to on, then select: “my CyberQ Wifi ” (or whatever custom name you may have assigned).
On a PC this is the at the lower right. On a Mac this is the at the top. Once you select “my CyberQ Wi-Fi” as the network, then enter the default password of 1234abcdef (not case sensitive).
3. Once connected, the CyberQ Wi-Fi will display:
4. Open a browser window and type 192.168.101.10 in the address bar to load the CyberQ Wi-Fi Controller pages. From this browser window, you can monitor and control your cook and make changes to the setup of the controller. Be sure to close any applications that require internet access when using Hot-spot mode.
When a smartphone is paired to the CyberQ in hot-spot mode, it cannot receive emails because it is not connected to the Internet. You can either use another device to control the CyberQ, or periodically turn off Wi-Fi to allow emails to be received. Texts and phone calls work normally, as they use cellular transmission.
If you will be using a CyberQ in close proximity to others (at a BBQ competition, for example), they may interfere with each other. This can be avoided by going to the Wi-Fi Setup page and changing the SSID from “my CYBERQ Wifi” to something more personal, such as “Bob’s BBQ Team”. In addition, you should change the security key. In hot-spot mode, the CyberQ uses WEP40 security, with a 10-character key made up of number characters and letters from A to F (case is not important).