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.
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 10.10.10.1.
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.