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Lesswire Wi2U Quick Start Manual

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Quick Start Guide

The 

Automotive

 Internet Experience

 


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Table of Contents

System Requirements
Package Contents
Overview – Wi2U router
Vehicle Installation
Start-up
Display
Settings
Regulatory Information
Technical Data and Important Notes
Device-specific data

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System Requirements

Computer  with  Internet  Browser  (Internet  Explorer  6.0  and  higher, 
Firefox, Opera or Safari) and WLAN 802.11 b/g.

Package Contents

Please check the package contents.

The following items should be included in the package:

  Wi2U router
  Internal UMTS antenna for the windscreen, with Fakra connec-

       tor (purple colour)

  Cable set for connecting to on-board electronics (a) Connector

       for on-board electronics (b) Connector for cigarette lighter

  Fastening materials (2 screws, 2 Velcro strips)

 

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(a)

(b)

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Overview – Wi2U router

 

  Power LED
  WLAN LED
  Internet / 3G LED
  SIM card slot      
  Firmware reset button

Vehicle Installation

Before you can connect the Wi2U to your computer, you must first 
install the Wi2U in your vehicle.

Important Note

Installation can also be carried out by a suitable workshop. For infor-
mation on potential workshops, please visit 

www.wi2u.de

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  Reset button (restart)
  GPS antenna connection
  UMTS antenna connection
  12V / 24V connection

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A) Installation in the glove compartment

Antenna and cabling installation

It is recommended to install the antennas as shown in the following 
diagram below (please ensure to use the adhesive pads provided). 
All connection cables mentioned are to be laid in the glove compart-
ment. 

The Wi2U is delivered with a cable set for connection to the on-board 
electronics (12V or 24V) and a connection for the cigarette lighter. 
Select the right cable and connect it to the corresponding connec-
tions  in  the  vehicle.  Please  ensure  that  ignition  on/off  recognition 
does not function when connected via the cigarette lighter.

Option 1: (Connection to the cigarette lighter)

Connect the UMTS antenna, and, if required, the optional GPS an-
tenna according to the colour coding of the Fakra connector to the 

GPS (optional)

UMTS

WLAN

Strom-

versorgung

Do not obstruct the field of vision

appropriate  connector  socket  on  the  Wi2U. Take  the  cable  for  the 
cigarette lighter and insert the 4-pin connector into the corresponding 
socket of the Wi2U. Plug the other end of the cable into the cigarette 
lighter socket of your vehicle.

Option  2:  (Connection  directly  to  vehicle  on-board  electrical 

system)

Connect the UMTS antenna and the optional GPS antenna accor-
ding to the colour coding of the Fakra connector to the appropriate 
connector socket on the Wi2U. Take the cable for the on-board elec-
tronics and insert the 4-pin connector into the corresponding socket 
of the Wi2U. Connect the other cable to the on-board electronics of 
your vehicle. When doing so, please observe the following connec-
tions:

    Yellow cable 

to terminal 15 

(ignition on/off)

    Red cable   

to terminal 30 

(vehicle battery 12V or 24V)

    Black cable 

to ground

For details about the connection to vehicle on-board electrical sys-
tem please refer to Chapter 

Technical Data and Important Notes

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Cigarette lighter

UMTS

GPS (optional)

Power 

supply

 


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Wi2U mounting

The Wi2U router can either be affixed in the glove compartment by 
using the Velcro strips provided, or screwed through the housing bore 
in the plastic casing using the screws. When mounting the Wi2U with 
the screws provided, the existing device screws must be removed 
beforehand. When using the Velcro strips ensure the surface is free 
from grease and apply the Velcro strips with high pressure.

Vehicle on-board electrical system

Glove compartment

Glove compartment

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Before mounting, please disconnect all connection cables according 
to the drawing on the Wi2U router above.

The Wi2U router is preconfigured to operate only when the ignition is 
switched on. The start-up time is approximately 30 seconds.

B) Installation in the boot

The Wi2U router can alternatively be installed in the boot of the ve-
hicle.

1. Affix the UMTS antenna and optional GPS antenna to the inside 
of each side window (if possible, one antenna on the left side of the 
vehicle, the other on the right side of the vehicle to prevent mutual 
interference).

 

2. Further installation procedures for connections and mounting are 
identical to glove compartment installation.

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GPS (optional)

UMTS

KL15 KL30 Ground

 


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Start-up

1. Insert the SIM card into the 
SIM card slot (pictured on the right).

2. Switch on the ignition.

Wi2U will start (Power LED and WLAN LED light up).

3. Establish a WLAN connection to the Wi2U.

The Wi2U is preconfigured with the following settings:
 

SSID 

 

 

(Network name)

 

WPA (TKIP) / WPA2 (AES) 

(WLAN key) 

 

The device-specific settings can be found on page 23 of this manual 
and  also  labelled  on  the  underside  of  the  device.  Use  the  normal 
WLAN application on your computer to connect. Search for a net-
work and click on 

Connect

 with the SSID of the Wi2U router. Enter 

the WPA2 key.

4. Launch the Internet Browser on your computer and enter the follo-
wing address 

http://192.168.1.1

 or

 http://router.wi2u

.

The start window of the Wi2U web server will open and you will be 
prompted to enter the 

PIN

 for your SIM card.

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After  clicking  on  the  „Save“  button,  the  PIN  will  be  automatically 
stored. 

This is followed by automatic provider recognition. When you accept 
the settings by clicking on the 

„Yes“

 button, these settings are auto-

matically saved to your SIM card and the overview page is displayed. 

The settings for the SIM card can later be changed under menu item 

Settings/3G

 UMTS.

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Your router is now ready for mobile internet access (3G LED lights 
up). For further configuration settings, refer to chapter 

Settings

.

Important Notes

Internet Settings / Provider Data 

If your provider is not recognised by the router, you can request the 

APN

 settings, and, if necessary, further settings directly from your 

provider and enter them manually.

 

 Connect to the Wi2U via WLAN

  Logon to the Wi2U router by launching the Internet Browser, enter     

    the address http://192.168.1.1 and select menu item 

Settings

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  Enter the system password: 

admin

  Under submenu item 

3G/UMTS

 you can enter the APN settings, 

    and, if required, enter and save other settings in the advanced  
    menu.

Roaming

 is deactivated by default.

Changes to this setting can be made as follows:

 

 Connect to the Wi2U via WLAN

 

 Logon to the Wi2U router by launching the Internet Browser, enter 

    the address http://192.168.1.1 and select menu item 

Settings

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 Enter the system password: 

admin

 

 You can activate roaming under the submenu item 

3G/UMTS

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Display

  
The Wi2U router is equipped with three two-coloured LEDs.

  Power supply
  WLAN activity
  UMTS/3G activity

The following LED codes are associated with the device:

Function

 

 

 

 

 

Power 

WLAN  
Activity

3G  
Aktivität

Firmware 
update

Reset to 
factory 
settings

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Colour / LED code

      slow flashing

Off

      slow flashing

      flashing

Off

     slow flashing

      flashing

      alternate flashing, 
each with 1 Hz (for the 
duration of the update)

      simultaneous  
flashing, each with 1 Hz 

State

Generated voltage within admissible range
Device in sleep mode
Problem with power supply

WLAN not started
WLAN Error
WLAN access point powers up
WLAN available but no data transfer
WLAN data transfer 

3G not started
3G Error
Establishing 3G connection
3G available but no data transfer
3G transfer

WLAN and 3G illuminate 

alternate

 red 

when the firmware update is running. After 
restart, normal LED code resumes.

WLAN and 3G flash 

simultaneous

 red – 

for a period of 10 seconds

 


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Settings

Select the 

Settings

 menu. You will be prompted for a password. The 

default password is 

„admin“

. For security reasons, the default pass-

word should be changed to an individual password.

3G / UMTS

  

Connection name

The settings for your SIM card are administered under a freely defi-
nable connection name. By default, this is usually the name of your 
provider. The connection name can be changed manually.

  

Access Point Name (APN)

The Wi2U tries to determine the access settings automatically based 
on your SIM card and stores them in the SIM card profile. You can 
change the settings here manually.

  

Roaming

You can switch on data roaming by activating the check box. With 
data roaming switched off, the router will not establish a connection 
when you are located outside of your home network. By default, roa-
ming is deactivated.

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PIN

The PIN is requested when you first insert the SIM card and general-
ly must not be changed. If needed, you can change or set the PIN of 
your SIM card using the PIN dialog.

  

Counter

The volume counter displayed in the status bar at the top indicates 
the amount of data transferred with the SIM card in MB (downloa-
ded/uploaded) since the last reset. The counters can be reset from 
within this setting.

Advanced 3G / UMTS settings

For some providers it is necessary to make advanced setting chan-
ges.  For  most  providers,  these  settings  are  not  required. You  can 
access advanced settings by clicking on the 

„Advanced“

 link.

  

User

Entering a user name for dial-in to the UMTS network

  

Password

Entering a password for dial-in to the UMTS network

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Authentication

Authentication procedure selection (PAP, CHAP, no authentication)

  

DNS1

Specifying a static domain name server

  

DNS2

Specifying a second static domain name server

WLAN

Under the 

WLAN

 tab you can adjust all the WLAN specific settings.

  

SSID (Network name)

Here you can change the SSID if you wish. Default setting:

wi2u-nnnnn

 (see sticker on the underside of the device or on the 

back of this Quick Start Guide). Transmission of the SSID can be 
suppressed by marking the check box. In this case, the WLAN net-
work is no longer visible.

  

Region

Here you can determine the regulatory domain (EU, U.S., Japan).

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Depending on the region, specific channels are faded in or hidden. 

  

Channel

Here  you  can  choose  which  channel  the  integrated  WLAN  ac-
cess  point  of  the  Wi2U  router  should  send.  The  default  setting  is  

Channel 1

.

  

Verschlüsselung

Here you can select what encryption your Wi2U router should use. 
Default setting: 

WPA & WPA2 mixed

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Key

Here you can enter the WPA/WPA2 key. The default key can also be 
found on the underside of the Wi2U router and on the last page of 
this Quick Start Guide. Please note: the key must be suitable for the 
encryption method.

  

Repeat key

This  field  is  used  for  repeated  entry  of  a  new  WPA/WPA2  key  to 
prevent incorrect entries.

  

IP

Here you can set the IP address of the Wi2U router. Default setting:  

192.168.1.1

  

Subnet mask

Here  you  can  specify  the  subnet  mask.  Default  setting: 

255.255.255.0

System

 

 New password

Here you can change the system password. 

  

Repeat password

The  system  password  must  be  entered  repeatedly  to  confirm  any 
changes.

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Theft protection by e-mail

You can activate theft protection by e-mail in the check box. An e-mail 
address must be entered in the text field. Every time the Wi2U router 
is switched on or off, the GPS coordinates are sent to the specified 
e-mail address.

  

Theft protection by SMS

You can activate theft protection by SMS in the check box. A mobile 
number must be entered in the text field. Every time the Wi2U router 
is switched on or off, the GPS coordinates are sent by SMS to the 
specified mobile number.

  

Homepage

Here you can choose whether the information page or position page 
should be displayed as the homepage.

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Regulatory Information

CE Approval

The Wi2U router is tested in accordance with the regulatory require-
ments of the European Union (EU) according to the R&TTE Directive 
(1999/5/EC) and complies with all CE marking requirements.

E-Mark Approval

The  Wi2U  router  is  certified  in  accordance  with  the  regulatory  
requirements of the European Union (EU) under the EMC Directive 
72/245/EEC and 2009/19/EC, as well as the standard ECE R10 324 
Rev. 3 for use in vehicles and complies with all E-marking require-
ments.

The  Wi2U  router  sends  out  radio  signals  in  normal  operation  that 
can produce interference with other radio-based devices. The device 
should therefore be operated only as described in the handbook. The 
manufacturer gives no guarantee that interference will not occur with 
other devices.

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Technical Data and Important Notes

WLAN standards 

   IEEE 802.11 b/g

Connectivity 3G / 2G 

   Multimode HSUPA / HSDPA / UMTS / EDGE / GPRS /  

 

 

   GSM

UMTS 

 

   Dual-band (900 / 2100)

GSM / GPRS 

   Quad-band (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)

Positioning   

   A-GPS/S-GPS

Processor   

   ARM9 @ 400MHz

Operating system 

   Linux 2.6.32

Firmware update 

   via Internet 

Antenna connector 

   UMTS (Fakra D, bordeaux), 

 

 

   GPS (Fakra C, blue),

 

 

   WLAN  internal antenna

Power supply 

   4-pin power connector

 

 

   12 VDC / 24 VDC from vehicle supply

Operating temperature     Operating temperature range -10°C to +55°C,
 

 

   Extended operating temperature range -25°C to +75°C

Storage temperature 

   -40°C to +105°C

Reset function 

   Firmware reset for factory settings, hardware reset for  

 

 

   Wi2U system reboot

Protection class 

   DIN 40050-9 according to IP30

Security / encryption 

   WPA (TKIP, AES), WPA2 (CCMP, AES)

Certificates   

   CE, E-Mark

Dimensions (L x W x H)     134 x 81 x 17.5 mm 

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Power supply / fuse protection

The  Wi2U  router  comes  with  an  integrated  overvoltage  protection 
and reverse voltage protection. Additionally, the device is protected 
against short circuit by a 2 ampere fuse.

1. Connection to vehicle on-board electrical system:

2. Connection to the cigarette lighter:

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Connection to 

supply voltage

DC/DC

3.3V

Wi2U

WLAN-UMTS router

CAR

12V / 24V

1

2

3

4

red
black

yellow

2A

2A

Cable to connect to 

on-board electronics (1.5m)

CAR30 (Term.30)
CAR31 (Term.31)

CAR15 (Term.15)

33V

18k

100k

10k

62k

(+)

(+)

( - )

Connection to 

supply voltage

DC/DC

3.3V

Wi2U

WLAN-UMTS router

CAR

12V / 24V

1

2

3

4

red
black

yellow

2A

Cable to connect

cigarette lighter (1.5m)

33V

18k

100k

10k

62k

Cigarette lighter

(+)

(+)

( - )

 


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Important Notes

Notes for end user: 

Any change or modification to the Wi2U router, 

which was not explicitly released by an authorised certification body 
as conforming to regulatory requirements, may terminate the opera-
ting license of the device.

Safety guidelines: 

Do not operate the Wi2U router in any area whe-

re medical equipment, life-saving devices or other devices are used 
which are sensitive to interference from radio signals.

Operation in the vehicle: 

The driver or person operating the vehicle 

should not operate the Wi2U router while driving. The operation of 
the Wi2U router diverts the attention of the driver from traffic ahead 
and control of the vehicle. In some countries, the use of such com-
munication devices while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited. Ple-
ase observe the country-specific conditions.

Please note: 

the position of the UMTS antenna should not be ope-

rated near another antenna. The UMTS antenna should have a mini-
mum distance of 2 cm from metal and 20 cm distance from the body. 
The correct antenna position in the vehicle has a significant influence 
on connection quality. The existence of an Internet connection is de-
pendent on the use of a mobile tariff with integrated data option.

The transmission speed depends on the infrastructure of the network 
operator, the current signal strength and the number of users in a ra-
dio cell. The Wi2U router does not have a SIM lock and can therefore 
be used with any SIM card with a data tariff. 

Device-specific data

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