Those of you looking for a cheap Wifi OBD reader..

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Re: Those of you looking for a cheap Wifi OBD reader..

Post by spets » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:56 pm

Yes, it needs a bit of massaging sometimes to actually transmit data. On my car, the engine needs to be physically turned on before I get data in laptimer.

I just went to a track day and I noticed that sometimes laptimer loses the OBD data stream. I am not sure if it is the app having to process too many things or if the problem is the cheap Wifi scanner. I don't have a Kiwi to compare against.

I also had issues with the lap having the proper referenced video selected, but unfortunately I was too tired to sort out all 15 lap videos so I gave up on that experiment.
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Re: Those of you looking for a cheap Wifi OBD reader..

Post by Harry » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:13 pm

Please check the KiwiWifi forum for workarounds for this dropping connections. This is not specific for LapTimer but the WLAN connection used. As the Kiwi has the problem, its unbranded brother has it too ;-)

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Re: Those of you looking for a cheap Wifi OBD reader..

Post by nicbell » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:42 am

It seems to work just as well to me. Though the plx update is a big of gray area for me as I am not familiar with the update rate on that but I know that it varies among cars and usually gets better and better every year as car models progress as well.

That is mostly up to the electronics available on the cars board for computation. There are all terrain cameras I frequently see on stores and they claim to be very stable even on a bit bumpy rides.
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Re: Those of you looking for a cheap Wifi OBD reader..

Post by bts_spec » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:43 am

I know this is an old thread but I recently bought the same wifi unbranded OBD2 adaptor and cant get it connected to the harrys laptimer.

Ive entered the IP address, 192.168.0.10 and the port, 35000 into the expert settings section in the harrys laptimer app. My Iphone can see the wifi adaptor so I know its pushing a signal.

Any tips on getting it to connect?

Thanks! :?:
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Re: Those of you looking for a cheap Wifi OBD reader..

Post by xps911 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:35 am

bts_spec wrote:I know this is an old thread but I recently bought the same wifi unbranded OBD2 adaptor and cant get it connected to the harrys laptimer.

Ive entered the IP address, 192.168.0.10 and the port, 35000 into the expert settings section in the harrys laptimer app. My Iphone can see the wifi adaptor so I know its pushing a signal.

Any tips on getting it to connect?

Thanks! :?:
you need to set your iphone to a static ip address of 192.168.0.11 and mask 255.255.255.0
i have a clone, works fine
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