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RT procedure

Connect to a home wireless router

Connect an Academic RIO Device to a home wireless router to gain access to the Internet. Note: The NI ELVIS III does not have the Web Interface for modifying these settings. Use NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (NI MAX) to modify these settings instead.

https://youtu.be/exUccrb_TBY (1:04)


  1. Connect the Academic RIO Device by its USB cable to a desktop computer
  2. Browse to with a supported browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari) to start the Web-Based Monitoring and Configuration tool
  3. Select the “Network Configuration” tab
  4. Choose “Wireless Mode” = “Connect to wireless network”
  5. Click “Wireless Network” to see available networks
  6. Choose the name of your wireless router
  7. Enter the “WPA Passphrase” for your wireless router
  8. Click “Save”
  9. Confirm that the Wi-Fi indicator LED is steady blue

Make note of the “IPv4” and “Gateway” addresses. These should both be of the form 192.128.2.x for a typical home wireless router. If the gateway address is you do not have Internet access.

For more information

  1. Monitoring and Configuring a Remote Device from a Web Browser (http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/371361N-01/lvhowto/ni_webconfig/)
    Use a web browser to monitor and configure the Academic RIO device.