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Ezb 4 Automatically Connects Up To My Desktop Before I Have A Chance To Configur

I am going to try turning off my desktop. Wish me luck!

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#1  
You probably set it to do that Mel.... Remember the trouble you had with Bluetooth... If you are connected to you desktop you can now open ARC and launch the EZB4 web server... Then you can set your EZB4 to client mode... Again go back to DJ's video and follow it step by step.... If you follow it correctly you won't have any issues....
#2  
By the way, you want it connected to your desktop... Once connected to your PC you can now configure it.... Launch ARC an select that silver flying saucer disk thingy in the connection control box... If you are indeed connected to your EZB4 in WP mode this will bring up the EZB4 web server... Switch it to client mode by entering your network name and password... If you are successful the blue led on the ezb4 will change to green...
#3  
Ok, here is what I have done so far. I turned off the wi-fi on the notebook. I turned OFF the Desktop. I reset the EZB 4. I find it in the wireless list now.

I see the EZB 4 in the list. If I hook it to the EZB 4, then I have no net. If I hook it to the net, then the EZB disconnects.

I have SUNSHINE (NOTEBOOK) and moviemaker (Desktop) hooked together going into the router and then to the net. As shown in the diagram. But EZB is not connected. If I connect it, it only connects to the notebook wireless.

I will further experiment.

thank You.
#4  
That's good.... Forget the internet for now... Once you get it in client mode you will be able to connect to both... EZB and network (internet)....

Below is the same as the video which you seem to have trouble following...

1) connect to the ezb4 from your wifi list (choose whatever PC that will connect to the EZB4)... you don't need the internet right now... This is WP mode....

2) Once connected (solid blue light on the EZB4) open ARC

3) Select the silver flying saucer thingy in the connection control box

4) The EZB4 web server will open...

5) Select Client mode and enter your Network name and password

6) Save... the ezb4 board will re-boot itself and now you should see a flashing green light

7) Close ARC and reconnect your PC to your network

Let me know when you get this far
#5  
It says it is connected. But, the Blue light is flashing.
#6  
Forget the flashing blue light, doesn't need to be sold... Open ARC and click on the silver flying saucer thingy in the connection control box (EZ board 0)... Does the web server come up (like DJ shows in the video?
#7  
1) connect to the ezb4 from your wifi list (choose whatever PC that will connect to the EZB4)... you don't need the internet right now... This is WP mode....

Done successful

2) Once connected (solid blue light on the EZB4) open ARC
Blue Light Still blinks. Else Done.

3) Select the silver flying saucer thingy in the connection control box
Done

4) The EZB4 web server will open...
Done


5) Select Client mode and enter your Network name and password
Done

6) Save... the ezb4 board will re-boot itself and now you should see a flashing green light
GREEN Light is solid.
I don't know what you mean by save... No SAVE button, only have Connect .
The unit says it successfully connected to my network.

7) Close ARC and reconnect your PC to your network

At this point cannot connect EZB to wifi. When I press select and hit connect, it says it is unable to connect.
Restarting ARC does not allow me to search and find anything and it will not connect until I restart everything. (I have done this six times.)
#8  
How old is your wifi access point or router?

The nic in your laptop is probably much newer than the access point or router. It has been documented that some older routers have trouble connecting to the ezb. This really isn't surprising as wireless has changed drastically over the past 10 years.

The other issue could be that the wifi password or ssid isn't correct in the configuration.

Am I correct in guessing that the wifi router access point is probably about 3 to 4 years old? Please let us know. Some have had to upgrade their router or add an access point.
#9  
no, everything is relatively New.

OK, Everything is working as desired. My desktop can access my notebook on the robot. The robot can access the internet and can at the same time be connected to the EZB 4.

I LOVE the way it works. As it turned out there was an Explanation mark in the Network configuration. But, when it say connected, I assumed that it was working. So, I went in and did some changes to correct it (didn't really know what I was doing except changing the settings). That ONE little thing was what had me on wits ends since I got the V4.

Thank You BOTH for your help and kind patience.

Mel
#10  
Now you need to go back into ARC and use the scan tool to find the EZB that is now connected to your network... The scan tool is right beside the silver flying saucer button... It looks like a little antenna... It will scan your network for the ezb4... It will chime when it finds your ezb... Then select it and then press connect in the connection control.... It may take a few minutes to look for the ezb4... When it finds it will be a wifi address that once you select will automatically be entered into the connection control under EZB 0 (usually everyone uses the first connection, but you can use any of the 5)...
#11  
When it says "I have successfully connected to your network" it means just that (it's now part of your network like your PCs, printers or whatever devices)... You still need to connect it under ARC.... See my last post to learn how to do that...
#13  
Yeh! if it would not have been for your support it would've taken longer.
Thanks!
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#14  
Wow, talk about over complicating things!..

The video tutorials provided by EZ-Robots should be clear enough and straight forward enough to follow in order to connect the EZ-B V4 to a PC and adjust the settings if required. The text and image based tutorial I posted shortly after receiving my V4 should also clearly help guide users through the process.

The multipost, complicated and difficult to follow topic could have been easily solved. The desktop is connecting to the V4 network automatically because it has been told to do so. You can change this in the wireless network settings on the desktop.

Then it's purely a case of following the video tutorial provided by EZ-Robots (a reset of the EZ-B V4 may be required in some cases if settings have been changed).


Anyway, my real reason for posting here...

@Richard, you mentioned any of the 5 connections can be used however bear in mind that if the EZ-B is to be controlling the movement of the robot with a Movement Panel then it must be board 0. The Movement Panel will only work for board 0. Therefore if only one EZ-B is being used it is good practice to set it as board 0. Also, all scripting commands would require an additional board number before the port i.e. Servo(4.D0, 90) if using anything but board 0.

@Mel, it sounds like you are better off with the EZ-B V4 in Client Mode.
This way;
Both the notebook and the desktop can access the EZ-B if required.
Both the notebook and desktop keep their internet connection.
All devices are networked on the same network without the requirement of any bridging.
You can even control an instance of ARC running on the notebook with another instance of ARC running on the desktop - the two instances of ARC can be linked together and controls and data shared between the two with no fuss.

I don't know if the first post has been edited or if it was always just a statement about turning off the desktop PC however it isn't really helpful and this topic will be returned to any new user searching for similar help. Perhaps it would be useful if you explained more about your set up and the problem in the first post, this way it may save other users asking the same question.

Glad you have it sorted now though and that Richard was able to guide you through it.
#15  
@Rich... I wasn't aware of the Movement Panel only working with board 0.... thanks.... I am still learning too....

Cheers....

Richard