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Simrad won't connect to mobile app

Old 06-11-2021, 08:27 AM
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Default Simrad won't connect to mobile app

I have tried using the simrad as the access point and connecting on my phone, it says no device found. I have all tried connecting the simrad to home wifi network and connecting my phone to the same network, again says no device found on my app. What an I doing wrong?
Old 06-11-2021, 10:47 AM
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Following. Having the same issue.
Old 06-11-2021, 11:31 AM
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Is this the app you are using? It works for me but if you read the reviews many are having the same issue.
Here's the link to the manual .pdf page 118 is where it talks about the remote connection.

Old 06-11-2021, 10:41 PM
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This is how I connect to the Link app.
  1. Turn unit on. Go into wifi menu and select connect to phone or tablet
  2. In tablet or phone, go to settings, wifi and open. Wait and see the device appear on the list. Select it. If the first time it will ask for password. This can be found in the Lowrance/Simrad unit under network/info. Input the password there into the tablet/phone where indicated.
  3. Now open the Link app. Device should be listed. Tap it and the connection icon goes green when connected. If it doesnt connect, select Connect Manually from below the list of devices and check that the IP address is correct then select connect..
Works every time for me.
Old 06-12-2021, 12:43 PM
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Not to hijack the OP, but interestingly enough I was messing about the boat a little while ago
and decided to try it again and it worked flawlessly. Wondering if restarting the Simrad is what did the trick (for me, anyway)?

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