Wireless access point


Before I run off and do something I can not recover from, when on page 17, step 3, where it says, “Step 3. Open the WiFi Client tab (Fig. 24), and fill in your Access Point Name and Password” are they referring to the router name and password I’d use, for example for all my wireless devices that connect to the wireless portion of my router? I have wireless cameras and my smartphone… but I use wired connections to all my PCs btw.

And wouldn’t it make sense to be able to reboot the Dreamcatcher and go to “default config” to get you back to at least a standard hotspot setup? That’s the only thing that makes sense to me rather than having to wipe the memory card 'cause that would cause me to throw things.


It must’a worked 'cause now I can see it on IPscan and can log in on my PC. Hallelujah!
But I had to go and manually reboot… the "apply and reboot button in the network tab didn’t cut the mustard. All’s well that ends well.
I noticed the SNR improves about 2.5 dB at night.


Yes, you are changing your DreamCatcher from being an access point to a client on your WiFi Network. It needs to know the SSID and password.

It changes the way your DreamCatcher operates. Whey you reboot it will go back into client mode. You wouldn’t want to reset everything after a power glitch, right?

–Konrad, WA4OSH


You are correct, Jeff. The name and password are those of your WiFi that all your wireless devices connect to. I’m revising the User Manual to include a discussion about what the Touch Screen options do to return to the Outernet Hotspot.

Here’s screen prints of some the changes - -



I checked the board and sure enough it found its own IP address and is viewable on my PC. Hallelujah!


and everything is working now…


My tip is go in to your router and reserve the ip that it uses for the wifi adapter Mac address which is a unique identity for that one adapter. MAC address are basically like our finger print and they are unique and will never be another one with the same address or fingerprint if you are looking at it like your finger even if you buy another exact model of wifi adapter the Mac will be different. Basically this helps you by not having to chase down a outernet recever with a dyamic ip.