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AP mode for pairing

Turfie
I'm Here A Lot

I need to pair a Bluetooth device, using the following methods.
Here's some info from the manufacturer:

If they have band steering, ie. only 1 SSID for both 2.4 and 5GHz bands, then you have to use AP mode on the device. If they have separate SSID, then you need to connect to the 2.4GHz band. Once its set up, it doesn't matter what band they connect to, its only for the initial set up.

As I don’t see 2.4GHz band as an option, how do I switch to AP mode for pairing?

 

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Re: AP mode for pairing

-G-
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@Turfie  It sounds like you have a device that needs to be configured from an app on a mobile device via Wi-Fi, but the device is incompatible with band steering.  The way that I read this, the bluetooth device also has an "AP mode" that will allow the mobile device to connect directly.

 

If what I said makes sense, please share the specifics (make/model #) of the device that you are trying to set up and we may be able to assist your further.



Re: AP mode for pairing

Turfie
I'm Here A Lot
Correct. I am using an app on an iPhone 8. It is an outdoor wifi smart socket. (Illumicare) product.

Re: AP mode for pairing

Datalink
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Re: AP mode for pairing

Correct. That is the device, and those are the instructions I have.