There are several reasons why it might be desirable to run in Offline Mode, for example:
There are however some drawbacks to controlling your DynaMount in Offline Mode, for example:
This guide does not cover the process of actually setting up your Wi-Fi router for use without an internet connection as this will be different for every router. But most consumer routers will function as a DHCP server + switch (assigning IP addresses and managing communication between them) even without an internet connection. Please review the instruction manual for your specific Wi-Fi router.
If you haven’t previously, complete the steps in the Wi-Fi Setup guide so your DynaMount can connect with the standalone Wi-Fi router.
Now, wherever you take your DynaMount + router, only the remaining steps will apply.
Plug in your Wi-Fi router and wait for it to boot up.
Plug in your DynaMount and verify it is connected to the Wi-Fi router (slow breathing green LED on plastic enclosure).
Verify that your computer or mobile device is connected to this same Wi-Fi router as your DynaMount.
Pull up the DynaMount app of your choice and select the “Offline Mode” checkbox when logging in.
From the “Your Devices” list, select the DynaMount you wish to control.
You will be prompted to enter your DynaMount’s local IP address.
The easiest method for determining your DynaMount’s local IP address is to install and use a Network IP Scanner app. You can find several in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
Type in your DynaMount’s local IP address, then hit the “OK” button.
The control gauges will be displayed and you can now control your DynaMount.
Remember to keep your app in Offline Mode to maintain presets, settings, etc. that have been set while in Offline Mode.
You’re all set to take your DynaMount + router with you just about anywhere!