GO exec how to set a Wi-Fi password

How to enable a wifi password on the GO exec

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Written by Matt Crockett
Updated over a week ago

Enabling a Wi-Fi password on the GO exec is a good idea to prevent other people from connecting and using your GO exec device while in port or nearby.

To do this, with a mobile device connected to GO exec Wi-Fi or via DataHub Wi-Fi, open the Iridium GO exec App, then:

  • Tap the Settings wheel.

  • Tap Admin Settings.

  • Tap Wi-Fi Settings.

  • Tap and set the Security Scheme to WPA2.

  • Tap to enter a Wi-Fi password.

    This must be at least 8 characters long, including upper and lower case letters, numbers, and regular symbols such as !, # and @. Setting a 14- or 15-digit password is recommended to prevent most brute-force guessing.

  • Tap Save (iPhone) or the blue checkmark (Android).

    Once set, the GO exec device will reboot. Please allow time for the reboot, then reconnect to GO exec Wi-Fi. If you are connected to the GO exec via the DataHub, you will need to reconnect the DataHub to the GO exec Wi-Fi as the password will have changed.

Quick Tip

Set the GO exec Wi-Fi channel

Before you change the Wi-Fi password on the GO exec, if you have a DataHub, it's a great idea to check if you should also change the GO exec Wi-Fi channel. You can do this by:

  • Logging to the DataHub via a web browser when connected via DataHub Wi-Fi on

  • Under the left-hand side Services menu, click Settings.

  • On the top menu, click the WiFi menu.

If the DataHub is connected and the signal strength is below 70%, either the GO exec or DataHub needs to be repositioned, or there may be other Wi-Fi networks on the same or another close Wi-Fi channel causing interference with the signal. In the example below, although the GO exec Wi-Fi signal is strong, there are two other networks nearby also on Channel 5.

In the case above, changing the GO exec Wi-Fi channel to channel 7 would be best. The Channel can be selected above the Security System in the GO exec App.

To enable the best Wi-Fi coverage to the DataHub, it is recommended to flat-mount both devices.

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