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Connecting your Iridium GO exec to the DataHub
Connecting your Iridium GO exec to the DataHub

How to connect your GO exec to the DataHub

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Written by Jon Bilger
Updated over a week ago

Connecting your GO! exec to the DataHub

There are two ways to connect your GO! exec to the DataHub: Ethernet to the DataHub WAN port or Wi-Fi. If you are planning to:

  • Connect a GO! exec only; we recommend you connect it via Ethernet cable to the DataHub WAN port. This is the simplest and most reliable method. It will also save your DataHub 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network for connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot or other instruments on your boat if you do not have an N2K cable network.

  • Connect both an Iridium GO exec and a Starlink; we recommend you connect the GO exec via Ethernet to the DataHub WAN port. This will save you from buying the Starlink Ethernet adaptor.

Important Note: Please do not connect your GO exec with both Ethernet and Wi-Fi. This is not required and may cause connectivity failures.

Use Ethernet to connect your GO! exec to the DataHub

Tap and hold the Power button on your GO! exec touchscreen for five seconds to power it on. To connect your DataHub to the GO! exec using an Ethernet cable:

  • Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet Port on your GO! exec.

  • From your GO! exec, run an Ethernet cable to the DataHub and connect it to the WAN Ethernet port on the DataHub.

  • The DataHub should now be automatically connected to the GO! exec.

Check that the DataHub is connected to the GO! exec via Ethernet

  • To check that the DataHub has been connected to your GO! exec, we recommend you connect your laptop or desktop computer to the DataHub Wi-Fi network to complete this step. You could also connect using an Ethernet cable from your device to the DataHub LAN port or a large-screen tablet device, e.g. iPad.

    We do not recommend logging into the DataHub using a mobile device for this step; it is not a mobile website.

  • Please open this page in a new window/tab or print it before continuing, as you may lose your Internet connection when you connect to the DataHub.

  • The DataHub Wi-Fi network. It will look like PW-Hub-XXXX in the list of available Wi-Fi networks on your device. Please select "Connect Automatically" if this option is available. On a Mac, you may need to click "Other Networks" to see the Wi-Fi network.

  • Open a Chrome or Safari browser, and type 10.10.10.1 in the URL bar.

  • Log in with the default username admin and password admin.

  • By default, the DataHub will present the WAN Interfaces landing page. To see this on a DataHub with older Firmware, on the left menu, click Settings and on the top menu, click Internet Status.

Important Note: On older Firmware, the interface wan box may take up to 2 minutes to update and turn green.

Congratulations! The GO! exec is now connected to the DataHub via Ethernet.

Use Wi-Fi to connect your GO! exec to the DataHub

Important Note: These instructions and screenshots are based on updated DataHub firmware. If you still need to complete Step 1 of the DataHub setup, please do this first to update your Firmware.

Do not connect your DataHub to the GO! exec via Wi-Fi to update the Firmware as it requires a large file download, and you will likely experience bill shock.

  • We recommend you connect your laptop or desktop computer to the DataHub Wi-Fi network to complete this step. You could also use a large-screen tablet device.

  • We do not recommend logging into the DataHub using a mobile device for this step; it is not a mobile website.

  • The DataHub Wi-Fi network will look like PW-Hub-XXXX in your device's list of available Wi-Fi networks. Please select "Connect Automatically" if this option is available. On a Mac, you may need to click "Other Networks" to see the Wi-Fi network.

  • Open a Chrome or Safari browser, and type 10.10.10.1 in the URL bar.

  • Log in with the default username admin and password admin.

  • The main landing page may look like the image below.

  • On the top menu, click Wi-Fi.

  • Click the Enable button on the default landing page, Connect to Internet (2.4 GHz). This will trigger the page to reload.

  • Click the drop-down list beside Network (SSID) and select your GO! exec Wi-Fi. It will look similar to 'IRIDIUM-xxxxxx.'

Important Note: Check your Iridium Wi-Fi network is not on the same Channel as another Wi-Fi network on your vessel eg. Starlink, Raymarine or Axiom devices.

This will create collisions on the network and the connection will be unreliable.

In the example below, the GO! exec Wi-Fi and two other Wi-Fi networks are sharing Channel 5. If you see this, please change the Iridium GO! exec Wi-Fi channel first, then connect your DataHub via Wi-Fi.

  • Type in the Wi-Fi password, which by default is password in lowercase.

  • Click the * star button to reveal the password and double-check it.

  • Click the green CONNECT button.

    Please note you do not need to click SAVE & APPLY.

Important Note: Please wait up to one minute while the DataHub connects to your GO! exec Wi-Fi. When first connected, the page will update to Disconnected and then Connected again before completing. Please check the Wi-Fi Status displays Connected to <Iridium-xxxxxx> as in the image above before you move on

Congratulations! The GO! exec is now connected to the DataHub via Wi-Fi.

In the future, please connect all your devices, e.g. laptops, phones or tablets, to the DataHub Wi-Fi to take advantage of your PredictWind services and use the Internet. Please forget the Iridium GO! exec Wi-Fi network on your other devices so they do not accidentally switch to it.

Enable the GO! exec Quick-Start settings on the DataHub

With your DataHub connected to your GO! exec, you can enable the Quick-Start settings to take advantage of the GO! exec connection and activate your GPS Tracking, Boat Polars, AIS data, and PredictMail with Poll on Tracking. To enable these:

  • From the left menu, click Satellite.

  • Under Satellite, click Iridium GO! Exec.

  • Tick Enable to drop down the whole page.

  • Tick the checkboxes to enable Tracking via Iridium, Polars via Iridium, AIS via Iridium, PredictMail via Iridium, Poll on Tracking.

  • Click SAVE & APPLY.

Important Note: If you have changed the default IP address / Port / Pin of the Iridium GO! exec, please update these fields before you click SAVE & APPLY.

Please wait up to one minute while the DataHub saves these settings; it may reload the page during this process.

Check your DataHub and GO exec Connection

If the DataHub and GO exec are successfully connected, a new menu appears at the top of the page, like below:

On this page are:

Signal Status: The current status of the Iridium Satellite Internet Connection. By default, this should say Not Connected. It also shows the signal strength bars.

The Offshore App and DataHub will connect the GO exec when required to update GPS, download GRIBs and PredictMail etc. 3-5 bars of consistent signal are required for data to work well. The DataHub reports of signal status will lag a few seconds behind the GO exec touchscreen, which reports the most current and correct value.

Lines 1 & 2: These are your Iridium GO exec phone numbers. The GO exec has two phone lines, so two devices can make a call through it simultaneously. Please share these with family and friends.

IMEI: This is the device's International Mobile Equipment Identity. This identifies your GO exec device to mobile networks.

ICCID: This is your SIM card number, Integrated Circuit Card ID. This links your GO exec to your GO exec airtime plan and enables you to make calls via Iridium.

Firmware: GO exec Firmware version. 1.0.10 is the latest version as of 9th August 2023. It is still current as of 12 Feb 2024.

If you see this page load with a complete set of information, then congratulations! You've now connected your GO! exec to the DataHub and activated the key features of the DataHub to use the connection.

Important Note: To make outbound voice calls through the Iridium Go! exec App, your device must be directly connected to the Iridium Go! exec device's Wi-Fi.

Outbound calling does not work when connected through DataHub Wi-Fi to the Iridium Go! exec. Outbound calls will dial out and connect; however, no audio will be sent or received.

Inbound calls will be received through the App on your device and work as expected when connected via DataHub Wi-Fi.

When using a GO! exec with a DataHub, please connect directly to Iridium Go! exec Wi-Fi to make outbound calls. Reconnect to DataHub Wi-Fi after making the call and forget the Iridium GO! exec Wi-Fi network on your device to ensure it remains connected to DataHub Wi-Fi so PredictMail and other DataHub services will work.

Move on to the Next Step

If you have not already done so and wish to, please connect your remaining Satellite devices using the articles below:

If you have connected these already, then congratulations! You have completed the DataHub Setup Guide.

You can take a look at Additional Help Resources for more configuration steps you may want to take with your DataHub, such as changing the Wi-Fi name or downloading the manual.

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