Wi-Fi Adapters for Android

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Administrator posted this 10 December 2015

First of all, make sure that your Wi-Fi adapter is detected by your Android device. Not all adapters will work with "non routed" Android-devices. It is better to clarify the compatibility with the OBD2 Wi-Fi adapter  form the Android reseller.

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Administrator posted this 10 December 2015

How to connect with Wi-Fi adapter?

In order to connect to the Wi-Fi adapter, follow these steps:

  1. Connect Wi-Fi adapter to the diagnostic OBD-II connector
  2. Go to Settings Android -> list of Wi-Fi networks and find Wi-Fi network of your OBD2 adapter.
  3. Go to OBD InCarDoc app, move on to the settings, "Connection" select "Connection Mode" - Wi-Fi. Then fill in the fields withe adapter's data (it can be found in the manual to the adapter):  IP address, Port.

Administrator posted this 10 December 2015

What are the disadvantages when connecting to Wi-Fi adapter on Android?

The main drawback of connecting to the car OBD2 system via Wi-Fi adapter are the problems or inability to use the mobile Internet when connected to the Wi-Fi adapter.

If you are connected to the Wi-Fi via OBD2 adapter on your mobile device, you may receive a notification that you are "connected to the network without Internet access" in order to have access to the Internet, you need to setup the Internet by putting a tick "use the Internet of the card" that is, the mobile Internet.

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fersr posted this 07 March 2017

Is it possible to connect 2 or more obd II adapters to the application on the same android cell phone?

inCarDoc posted this 09 March 2017

You use-case does not quite clear. Application could keep connection and get data only from 1 device at a time. In case of a WiFi devices you also limited with OS functionality that does not allow using 2 simultaneous WiFi points connection. If you need switch to another adapter just disconnect from one and setup connection to another. Thanks!

Anko Wolf posted this 05 July 2018

Responding to an old post, but yes, you can connect to multiple OBD adapters when you use OBD adapters that support "infrastructure mode", like the OBD Link MX WiFi adapters. You set up a hot spot on your phone and configure the adapters to connect to your phone, instead of the other way around. While driving, I collect data from three adapters simultaneously this way.

Chris Gaw posted this 27 July 2018

Where do I find "use the Internet of the card" selection? I have pro version and using Vgate icar pro.

naszri azriekt posted this 03 January 2019

First of all, make sure that your Wi-Fi adapter is detected by your Android device. Not all adapters will work with "non routed" Android-devices. It is better to clarify the compatibility with the OBD2 Wi-Fi adapter  form the Android reseller.