Discovering and Registering your Product
Figure 2.1 WifiTrax Workshop Main Page
Before you can upgrade the firmware on any WifiTrax product, you must first register it. This records your ownership of a particular module. To do this you must have
one or more modules in your workspace.The Main Page in Figure 2.1 shows the modules in your workspace in the left. Clicking on one, shows that module's details on the right.
At the bottom of the main page is a Log section where messages are output by the software. In Figure 2.1, the main page shows no modules, so nothing can be registered or updated.
Also notice that no serial port is selected and you are told to use the settings menu to select a serial port. This is the serial port that will be used to connect to the WifiTrax USB Workshop Adapter
that you have either purchased (FWA-10 or FWA-11) or made yourself.
Adding a Product by Wi-Fi Discovery
If the computer on which WifiTrax Workshop is installed has Wi-Fi capability, you can automatically discover any WifiTrax module that you have.
To do this, simply power up the module and start WifiTrax Workshop and login to your account.
Figure 2.2 The Main Page with one Discovered Module - a WFD-30
After a period of time, which may be a couple of minutes, you should see your module appear in the list on the left of the main page, as in Figure 2.2.
Adding a Product Manually
If the computer on which WifiTrax Workshop has no Wi-Fi capability, or for some reason, you cannot automatically discover the WifiTrax module that you have,
you can create a module in your workspace manually.
To do this, use the Modules menu to select New.
Figure 2.3 The Manual New Module Page
Figure 2.3 shows the New Module page. Copy the Serial Number and the STA MAC from the label on the module's bag or the label on the back of the module into the text boxes on this
page as shown in Figure 2.3. Click Done to create the module.
The STA MAC is the modules MAC address (MAC = Media Access Control) which is unique to every module manufactured.
The module will now appear in the list on the left, with its details on the right and you can attempt to register it. If you have given the correct serial number that matches with the
STA MAC in our database, you will be able to register the product.
Registering your Product
Figure 2.4 The Registration Introduction Page
Click Next on the first page of the registration sequence to continue.
Figure 2.5 The Registration Introduction Page
The second page checks the details you have entered or discovered to make sure the product you are trying to register is valid and in
our database. If the product is valid, click Next to register the product in your name.
Figure 2.6 The Registration Introduction Page
The final page of the registration sequence confirms registration was successful. Click Done to return to the main page.
Figure 2.7 The Main Page with a Registered Product Selected.
The main screen now shows the product has been registered. The Update F/W button is still disabled. This is because no serial port has yet been set, but
it may also be because the module is already at the latest firmware version available.