Accessing and Using the WiFi Menu

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Note: When accessing the WiFi menu, attach a mouse and press right click. It will give you extra time to adjust the settings.

Accessing WiFi Settings

Sometimes you will need to do advanced configuration for the WiFi settings or change the network you Enplug device is connected to. You can also set a static IP address.

This article will give you all of the information you need to configure WiFi advanced properties and manage network connections.

Please note: While you are accessing these settings, the screen may switch to displaying the loading screen. When that happens, just tap the Escape key once, and you will be able to continue editing you settings.

How do I access the WiFi settings menu?

Connect a USB keyboard to the device. It can be the wireless keyboard you may have received from Enplug or it can be any other USB keyboard, wired or wireless. 

Once your keyboard is connected we will need to access the device’s settings menu. First, press the escape key, then press the control key and P key at the same time. Use the down arrow key to navigate to WiFi, the top item on the left column, and press Enter. If you've done it correctly you will see this screen:

How do I connect to my network?

Once you press Enter you will see a list of available WiFi networks. Use the arrow keys to scroll down to your network and press enter. You will then be prompted to enter your password. If you have entered the password correctly the device will being negotiating the connection and it will show the network as connected.

How do I forget a WiFi network?

Sometimes you will need to remove a network to prevent your device from connecting to it. This might happen if you add a separate network for the devices, move an access point, or for a variety of other reasons. After opening the WiFi settings, select the network you want the device to forget the password for, use the arrow keys to select it, then press Enter. From the dialog box that opens, highlight forget and press Enter. The device will no longer be able to connect to that network.

How do I assign a static IP address?

There are two ways you can decide which IP address the device should be using and keep it from changing.

The first way is to log into whichever device is managing your DHCP pool and assign a DHCP reservation using the MAC address of the device. You will need to get MAC address from the device. When you first turn it on make sure it does not have a cable connected to the Ethernet port. It will show a "Connect Me to the Internet" screen. The MAC addresses for both the Ethernet and WiFi connections will be listed at the bottom of the screen.

The second way to assign a permanent IP address is to set the address on the device itself. Please be careful that you select an address that is not in use by another device and is not a part of the network's DHCP pool. Once you have selected an address, go back to the screen where you select your WiFi network. Highlight your network by using the arrow keys, press Enter, then go down to Advanced Options and press Enter. Go down to IP settings (defaults to DHCP), press Enter, and select Static the press Enter again.

On the next screen you will be able to configure a static IP address. Enter the appropriate settings for address, gateway, network prefix length, and the DNS servers you want to use.

The network prefix is determined by the number of bits in the network ID portion of the subnet mask. Typical values are as follows:

192.168.x.x networks usually use a 24 bit prefix.

172.16-31.x.x networks use a 12 bit prefix.

10.x.x.x networks use an 8 bit prefix.

Once you have entered the information select Save and press the Enter key.

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