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FARO® Knowledge Base

Wireless (Wifi) Connection to the FARO Edge

One of the FARO Edge's newest additions is the ability to connect via a Wireless internet connection.

To connect to a FARO Edge via Wifi,
 

  1. Ensure the FARO Edge is emitting a Wireless signal.
    1. At the main menu, choose Settings
    2. Choose Connection
    3. Click the Wifi radio button
    4. Choose Wifi to PC/Laptop
    5. Give the FARO Edge 20-30 seconds for the Wifi signal to enable

  2. Ensure that the connecting computer's Wifi card is enabled
  3. In the lower right corner of the taskbar, look for the Wifi icon and search for available networks. A network signal should be available that is the serial number of the FARO Edge
  4. Connect to the FARO Edge network signal
  5. Go to Start > Programs > FARO > (Your FARO Software) > FARO Ethernet Setup
  6. The window may ask you to "Choose a Host Adapter" Use the drop down at the top of the window to choose your Wifi card (will most likely have the word WLAN in the title)
  7. As soon as you choose an adapter, the FARO Edge should be listed. Click the checkbox to the left to enable connectivity. Then push OK.
  8. Any software that communicates to the FARO Edge will automatically connect to the Edge and you should see a status dialog informing the user that a FARO Edge will be connecting via "FARO Ethernet"

 

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