Getting Started with your 4G/LTE AutoPi Dongle
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This is a step-by-step instructions on how to set-up your AutoPi 4G/LTE Edition. The AutoPi 4G/LTE Edition is already assembled and just needs a few steps to complete the installation.
First and foremost, insert your sim-card into your AutoPi. Do this before powering on the device. The AutoPi uses micro sim sizes, so you may need an adapter to ensure the right size. The location of the sim-card slot is shown on the picture here:
When you insert the sim-card it's important that the sim card is inserted correctly. The picture below shows the orientation of the sim card. Please notice that the text side of the sim card must be up.
Next step is to locate your OBD port in your car, it is usually found underneath the dashboard and looks something like this.
Always make sure that your AutoPi faces upwards, the logo needs to face the sky, due to the GPS antenna in the AutoPi dongle, otherwise there is a chance you won’t have a good GPS signal.
If the port is located in an inconvenient place or is in the in way of your legs, you can use the relocator cable that came with your AutoPi to keep it in more convenient area. You can also place it in an holder or use the velcro that also comes with your purchase to secure it on the side or underneath the dashboard, just remember that the logo needs to face upwards. This is the relocator cable.
Once you have inserted the dongle into the OBD port, turn on your wifi on your phone/tablet and then on your phone choose the AutoPi hotspot in order to connect with the dongle. The hotspot is named something like autopi-XXXX, where XXX is an ID for your device. The password for the WiFi hotspot is included in the documentation you received with your device. If you have trouble determine if the device is powered on, it should be possible to see a green light through the two topmost holes in the front side. This indicates power on, but it can be quite hard to see in daylight.
Once connected to the WiFi hotspot, you need to configure your APN settings for the sim card inserted. To do so, go to local.autopi.io. This will connect you to the local device and you should see a screen like shown on the right. This will indicate that you are connected to the local device and you can go ahead and login. No username/password needed.
Once logged in you need to go the settings page and enter your sim card APN settings. You can usually get these from your network carrier. On the settings page, there is a small button where you can get help to set up your APN settings from a list of carriers world wide, in case you have trouble finding it from your carrier. Please select your carrier or fill out the information manually. Once the information is saved, it will be applied to the device and you should see a notification when successfully saved.
To verify that you have set up your APN setting correct, you can use your browser on your phone and go to any other webpage, when connected to the AutoPi hotspot. If you are able to load this page, it means your device is online and has started uploading data to the AutoPi Cloud.
Your device is now online and connected to the AutoPi Cloud. Last step is to associate the AutoPi Dongle with your user account. This is done by going to my.autopi.io and following the signup guide here. Please have your dongle ID ready.