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    NOOB question.... trying to update mobile firmware

    sorry for what is probably the most basic question here for most.... but i am having an issue updating the firmware. I am connected to the VCDS through my iPad, but it will not update as there is no internet connection. My ipad is using the wifi put out from the hex-net so it doesnt have internet. I am assuming that i have to set up a different profile to get this working correctly? I have only used the item a couple time so far and both times have been with the supplied usb cable with my laptop and the laptop connecting to various wifi signals.

    Any help would be appreciated

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    The HEX-NET needs internet access in order to update itself, so you must put the HEX-NET in infrastructure mode in order to update it. Please see the video here.

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    You need to put the HEX-NET in infrastructure mode so it has internet access.
    It can connect to you home WiFi - I usually do my updates at my desk, or to a hotspot from your iPad/iPhone/etc.

    Use the WiFi Configuration Utility or,
    in VCDS Mobile click Options -> Network Options. Then click an unused profile and Advanced Profile Config.

    See also:


    Edit: bah! Uwe beat me to it


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    Also note, the HEX-NET does not need to be plugged into a car to update. You can power the HEX-NET over usb through a computer or cell phone wall adapter.


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    Thank you all.

    I have the java config app on my desktop. i do power it from the wall to gain access and not have to be in car. I have set up in infrastructure mode... my issue was i was not hitting refresh and getting the new IP address. I was still using the default 192.168.0.1 to try and access it and couldnt get it to work. problem solved.

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