Note for RedEye mini owners: The RedEye mini has no networking capabilities, so this section does not apply. Please proceed to Main Setup and Preferences.
If you are configuring a RedEye (WiFi) unit or a RedEye Pro using WiFi, out of the box, your RedEye hardware uses an “ad hoc” Wi-Fi network. In order to access certain functionality (such as the online database of remote control codes), we recommend switching the RedEye over to your home Wi-Fi network.
Step 1: Open the Setup Tab
From within the RedEye application tap on the Setup tab in the lower-right corner of the screen. Doing so brings you to the Main Setup screen, which displays a list of available RedEye “rooms.” Tap on the room you want to change.
Step 2: Select the Network Row
Once you are on the Room Setup screen for the room you want to change, find the Networking section. The Network row displays the Wi-Fi network that the RedEye hardware is currently using. Tap on this row to change to a different network.
Step 3: Find Your Preferred Network
When you arrive on the Wi-Fi Networks screen, the RedEye app will automatically initiate a network scan, which should return with a list of available networks within a few seconds.
Each network row identifies:
- The network name (SSID)
- Whether the network is secured (a gray padlock icon) or open
- Network signal strength
If your desired network appears in the list, simply tap on its row to select. If you do not see your network, you can scan for networks again by tapping on the Scan button in the lower-left corner of the screen. If you have hidden your network SSID, you will need to tap on the row labeled “Other…” to manually enter the network name and security information.
Step 4: Enter Your Network Password (if required)
If you are using a secured network, enter your password (case sensitive) twice for verification and tap on the Save button. The RedEye application uses industry-standard strong encryption (RSA 1024-bit) to protect your password for transmission to and storage on the RedEye base station.
Step 5: Save Your Changes
Once you have finished selecting your desired network settings, tap on the Save button. Because the RedEye base station cannot be a member of more than one network at a time, when you save these changes it will drop off the current network and join the new network. To see the RedEye room again, you will need to change network settings on your iOS device using the Settings application.
Resetting to the RedEye (Ad Hoc) Network
On occasion you may need to connect your RedEye to a different network. If you still have access to the old network, this is easy — you can follow the five steps above to switch over to the new network. If the old network is unavailable, however, you will need to reset the unit back to the RedEye’s ad hoc network so that you can connect to it and modify the network settings.
To reset back to the RedEye network, first ensure that the RedEye unit is plugged into power. If you just plugged it in, first wait until it boots completely and the blue status light goes off.
The next step is to locate your RedEye’s reset button. For RedEye WiFi, turn the RedEye over and locate the reset button on the bottom of the unit adjacent to the T in the ThinkFlood logo. You will need a paperclip or similar object to press this button
For RedEye Pro, the reset button is located at the front of the unit on the left-hand side.
Press and hold the reset button until the blue lights flash a few times – about 5-6 seconds. At this point the unit will reboot in ad hoc networking mode and you can proceed to configure networking as you did on first use.
Advanced: Editing Networking Details
What if you want to assign your RedEye unit a static IP address, or if you need to edit advanced networking information such as proxy settings, subnet mask, etc? To access these finer details, first proceed through step 3, above. Once you have selected your network from the list (or entered your network name from the Other Network screen), tap on the blue detail disclosure button on the right-hand side of the network row to bring up the network details screen. This screen works in the same way as the similar screen in the iPhone’s Settings application.
When assigning a static IP address to your RedEye, make sure to supply a router address (and optionally DNS and Search Domain information). Without this information, your RedEye will not be able to access servers on the Internet (required to download device codes when using the browser application, for example).