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3D Laser Scanner

Focus S

Focus M

FARO® Knowledge Base

Connecting to the Focus using WLAN

Overview

The FARO® FocusS and FocusM have an integrated WLAN module that allows you to remotely connect to the scanner and remotely access the UI with a standard web browser. You can also view scan files on the scanner SD memory card.

Connecting to the Focus

To view settings, go to General Settings > WLAN.

The WLAN Settings menu will provide important information for establishing a connection with a PC or mobile device.

Note: WLAN settings can only be modified on the scanner user interface and not with the remote interface.

  • Status - Toggle this to the ON position to allow a WLAN connection.
  • Network Name - When you scan for remote connections on your PC or mobile device, you will see this name.
  • IP Address - You will need this address to connect directly with your internet browser.

Note: For additional connection information, download the Focus scanner manual.

Controlling the Scanner

Once you have connected to the scanner, open a web browser and enter the scanner's IP Address in the address bar.

Supported Browsers

Desktop browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer (Version 11)
  • Safari
  • Opera

Mobile browsers:

  • Android Chrome
  • Android Browser
  • IOS Safari

Viewing Scans

To access scans on the Focus SD card, you must first enable the option in the scanner UI. Go to General Settings > Remote Access to Scans.

Once you have connected to the scanner, you can view the scan directory with your web browser. Open a supported browser and navigate to "\\[your_scanner_ipaddress]\scans"