Searching for WIFI.... No ELM Found

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Andyfocus
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Re: Searching for WIFI.... No ELM Found

Post by Andyfocus » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:02 am

change the connection type to the adaptor you are using ie wifi to wifi , usb to usb , their seems to be a problem in the latest versions where it wont auto detect as i found out when i updated my old version to a new one , soon as i changed it to usb it connected straight away.
i am the same as you just a forscan user still learning .
The search function is there for a reason use it.
no you can no longer pm me with your 1 or 0 posts so dont try.

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Re: Searching for WIFI.... No ELM Found

Post by Dlkna10 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:27 pm

Great tip. I had same problem and ELM trying to connect to WiFi though I had a wired connection to the USB port.

Mareng
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Re: Searching for WIFI.... No ELM Found

Post by Mareng » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:02 pm

I have a similar problem, but this is using a Motorola mobile phone with a TackLife Wifi dongle. I am using Forscan Lite on a 2014 Mazda 6.
It has worked before and my Samsung Tablet ( not phone) works without any problem. The phone just stopped making the connection.
The WiFi signal strength to the Dongle comes out at Excellent on the phone.
When I try to get the connection I receive the message " No ELM found please try again".
I have uninstalled and reinstalled without any change in the message.
(Error ) [00:05:36.821] . The first 6 digits I assume is the time, the last one is a unique number for the error which changes each time I try to connect.
I have not found a way to send the errors to Forscan through their website only via email, at which point they directed me back to a website.
I had the tablet turned off in case it interfered. Even tried it away from the house so the phone does not default to the house wifi. I get 'WiFi connected no internet' which is as it should be.
I am sure it will be something simple, but not had the light bulb moment yet.

Excellent software such that my Mazda dealer accepted a screen print of a couple of spurious errors that they needed to cancel.
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Ah!

Post by Mareng » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:56 pm

After uninstalling and reinstalling for the 2nd time I was going through the menu options on the left until I came to Settings, then Connection Type.

Hit the Wifi button and it worked. Could have kicked myself, if there had been room in the footwell.
Said it would be something simple.

Just a question, would it have worked on Bluetooth, but which one, 0,1or 2?

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Re: Searching for WIFI.... No ELM Found

Post by Mareng » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:34 pm

Following on from my previous post, when I went to use my phone and Forscan a 2nd time after a uninstall/ reinstall I got the same message of No Elm found. Fresh download/ install it works, turn the car off then go back to it 15 minutes later turn on ignition to hook up - No ELM found. ????
Just been out to the car with my Samsung Tablet and it hooked up more or less straight away after it did the checking. Brought up a Pid Profile.

Can one have Forscan Light on two devices ?

Attention Forscan organisation.!

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Re: Searching for WIFI... No ELM Found. New device added

Post by Mareng » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:51 am

As I have this old smart phone of the Wife's that is locked to ZTE in the US, it can still be used as a tablet, so I tried downloading Forscan to this and it worked. Even after shutting the car down , in fact you can set up a PID profile, save it then delete the set up screen to set up a new one. Something that even my Tablet doesn't allow me to do now. Screen too small to be seen when driving, but ok for some of the data I need to take off when stopped.
I also decided to remove from my Motorola g6 memory any Forscan files and logs, they might have been upsetting the connection.

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