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Silly newbie question about Flashpap
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Silly newbie question about Flashpap
In trying to configure Flashpap , I put my Flashair card in my MacBook slot.

The setup dialog box asks for the IP address/host name of the card but I have no clue where to find that.  I hit scan for it and that comes up empty too.

I’m sure I am missing something pretty basic  Dont-know
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RE: Silly newbie question about Flashpap
Go into the settings for your router and look for your FlashAir card’s MAC address in the connected devices section. The MAC address is printed on the FlashAir card, although you may need a magnifying glass to read it. It is best to reserve the IP address to the FlashAir card after you find it in order to prevent conflicts in the future.
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RE: Silly newbie question about Flashpap
Here is something I came up with to help.  It may be over simple.

First, you will need to gather some information before performing any edits to this file.  I've listed all the information that I can think of below.  You may wish to write all the answers down as you proceed through the steps. I have enclosed the FlashAir's parameter name that is associated with each step in brackets.

Initial Steps:
  1. Obtain your wireless network name (SSID). [APPSSID}  - This name is case sensitive.
  2. The password to connect to this network. [APPNETWORKKEY] - Again, case sensitive.
  3. The network IP address. Use the Router's address to determine this. Example: If your router's IP is, 192.168.1.1, then your network is, 192.168.1.(1 to 254) network.
  4. Make sure that you have the 2.4GHz network turned on your access point.   Some routers have it turned off nowadays.
  5. Look in your router's configuration to see if there is a 20MHz bandwidth option. If so, turn it on.  FlashAir only operates in the bandwidth.  Netgear router's use a checkbox with the wording of, "Enable 20/40 MHz" Coexistence" in the Advanced->Advanced Setup->Wireless Settings section.
  6. Find an IP address that is not in use on your network. [IP_Address]
    1. To do this, open a terminal window. Start by picking a number, let's say from 50 to 75. - (Note: I'm going to use 192.168.1.50 as an example only).  
      Based on your OS, type the following in the terminal's command prompt:
      • Windows OS: ping 192.168.1.50
        or
      • Linux or Mac OS: ping -c 3 192.168.1.50
        Note: If you don't put the "-c 3" in the command, it will keep pinging until you stop it by pressing the "ESC"(escape) key.
    2. Keep repeating this step until you find an address the doesn't respond or times out.  To see how an existing IP appears, try pinging the router's address.  Remember, we are looking for one that is NOT in use.
  7. Pick a name for your CPAP. [APPNAME]
    This has to be one word. If you want more than one word, you must connect them with an underline.
    Example: Good: My_CPAP(1 word)  -  Bad: My CPAP (2 words)  You might try: AS10.

Armed with the information obtained from above, you are ready to setup the CONFIG file.

A word of caution using an editor: The Windows OS uses a pair of CR and LF characters to terminate lines. OS X (Mac) and Linux use a LF character only. The use of a LF only will cause problems with this file.  FlashAir uses both LF and CR to read a line of code.  Most Mac and Linux editors offer the Windows line termination in their options/prefference section. I've seen this option listed two different ways. One was listed as "CR/LF" and the other was listed as"Windows".  

CONFIG File Setup:
This is the boilerplate parameter code to use in the CONFIG file.  No further lines of code or parameters are necessary.  I've placed this in a code block so you may copy it and paste it i the CONFIG file.  I have marked any parameter requiring data obtained from the steps above with the following, **** Enter ----- Here ****.  Remember to delete this text when replacing it with the actual values.
Code:
DHCP_Enabled=NO
IP_Address=**** Enter the unused IP Here ****
Subnet_Mask=255.255.255.0
APPMODE=5
APPNAME=**** Enter Device Name Here ****
PRODUCT=FlashAir
APPNETWORKKEY=**** Enter WiFi Network Password Here ****
VENDOR=TOSHIBA
APPSSID=**** Enter Network (SSID) Name Here ****
LOCK=1
DNSMODE=1
APPAUTOTIME=0
COMMAND=fat cp /SD_WLAN/BCONFIG 1:/BCONFIG
MASTERCODE=00223f032dca
UPLOAD=1
NOISE_CANCEL=1
STA_RETRY_CT=0

One final note: Any time you edit this file, the APPNETWORKKEY parameter will be displayed as "*******".  You MUST replace the asterisks with the actual password or the ASCII value for an asterisk will replace the real password and your card will not connect to the network.


That should be it.  You're good to go.  I figure that this will keep you busy for a minute or two. Please report back on any success or failures.

Good Luck!
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