Airtame ca be connected to your network via an Ethernet cable by using an adapter(Not included). This connection will generally give you a more reliable performance.
Not sure why? Read about the benefits of using Ethernet.
Ethernet Adapter requirements
✅ ASIX AX88772A chipset
✅ Micro USB connector
✅ Native Linux support
Step 1: Installing & Powering Airtame
Plugging in the Ethernet Adapter
- Plug the micro USB-to-Ethernet adapter into the accessory port, then the Ethernet cable to the router. For Airtame 1 the port needs to be uncovered. On Airtame 2 the micro USB port is on the side of the device.
- Give power to Airtame and wait for it to boot. Once the device has booted, you will be presented with an IP address if the connection was successful ✔️
Step 2: Configuring Airtame
This setup is intended for a new device. If you have already connected Airtame to the same network via WiFi, we recommend either starting fresh with a reset or disconnecting this wifi after the setup.
- (Optional) Reset your device.
- Hook up the Ethernet connection and wait for an IP address to be shown. ☝️ If no IP address comes up on the screen you may need to allow Airtame onto your network or check that the ethernet port on your switch is mapped to a VLAN or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Airtame application
- Select "Set Up" from green banner in the top of the application
- Follow the steps (also available in the gif image below)
- Test streaming by opening the App and clicking "Share screen" or entering the IP address.
- If successful, consider disabling Airtame's own WiFi APs since they will no longer be needed, or connecting the remaining antenna to your guest WiFi. Both guides are below.
- For setting up instructions follow this guide: How to edit Overlay text
Step 3: Adding a Guest WiFi
You can further configure your device to get even more use out of it and improve its performance.
1- Connect to your Guest WiFi
Having used a wired (Ethernet) connection, you have the ability to add a second network via WiFi. To do this:
- Open the Device Settings
- Scroll down to "Network" and select your guest WiFi
- Type in the password for that network.☝️Portal login WiFi's are not yet supported by Airtame
- Click "Apply Changes"
2- Disable Airtame's WiFi Hotspot
Since you can now stream via your ethernet connection, you no longer need Airtame to create its own WiFi. By disabling it you unlock some extra performance and reduce WiFi interference in the room.
- Open the Device Settings Panel
- Click on "Show advanced settings"
- Toggle the switches so that both APs (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) are turned off. They should look like this:
🔧 For additional setup examples, please check out this article.
Step 4: Streaming
Now that the device is set up, go ahead and make your first stream:
- Open the Airtame app.
- Find your device in the list or enter its IP address.
- Click "Share screen" for each device you wish to stream to.
- When you are done, return to the app and click "Stop" to finish the stream.
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