Connect your ISS-Above to WiFi

Yes – the ISS-Above can connect to your home WiFi network – here is how you can do that.

All newer models of Raspberry Pi's (Model 3) that you can buy these days have built-in wifi.  Older models did not - and you would need to purchase a USB WiFi dongle to get connected

You have probably seen the two or four USB ports on the device near to the ethernet port.   You can purchase a pretty inexpensive WiFi “dongle” that can plug in to one of the USB ports.

BEWARE – not every WiFi Adaptor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi (the computer inside the ISS-Above).   If you google search “Wifi Adaptors compatible with Raspberry Pi” you will find some…. or you can just buy this one from Amazon.

Of course to make these settings for the WiFi adaptor you must FIRST connect your ISS-Above to your home router via a wired ethernet connection (which you have done already right?)

Access the wifi setup file via the ISS-Above’s in-built web admin system by clicking on:

http://issabove.local/wifiscan and log in with the default web username of admin and password nasa

(note: that issabove.local link only works on some networks – if that doesn’t work you will need to locate the actual IP address of your device.  As long as you have a recent version of ISS-Above this will be displayed on the lower left corner of your TV screen).

Just click the CONNECT button on the appropriate wifi network listed and enter the psk (wifi password)

Don't see your WiFI network listed? 
The Pi only support 2.4Ghz wifi - is the network 5Ghz? 
Do you have a hidden SSID?  Extra steps are needed in that case (use the /wifi page to manually enter the info needed)

Now remove the Ethernet Cable.

reboot the device from this page


Note the IP address will have changed when you switch to using the WiFi.   If for any reason the connection is not successful please re-connect the wired ethernet cable and check your settings again.

If you have a hidden SSID