The Smart Oil Gauge operates on a 2.4 GHz WiFi network. While many routers broadcast two unique signals denoting the frequency (e.g. Home_2.4 and Home_5G), some do not. This is particularly true with mesh networks such as the Eeros or Orbi networks.
To connect the Smart Oil Gauge to a mesh network, you should not need to make any adjustments to your router. All you need to do is follow the ‘Alternate Setup Method’ below, which is also included on the Troubleshooting Guide in the box.
Alternate Setup Method
Step 1: Turn on the Smart Oil Gauge, and wait at least 5 seconds for the unit to initialize. Press and hold the black configure button for 2 seconds to put the unit in WiFi mode. In this mode, it will broadcast its own network called CCF********.
NOTE: “One-one-thousand-two” tends to be the right amount of time to hold the button. Units with S/W version 901-19 and newer feature a WPS mode that is triggered after 3 seconds. As such, it is important to not hold the button too long.
The red light should begin blinking once every second once the unit is in WiFi mode.
Step 2: Search for the device’s WiFi network and connect your phone to it. The network name will be ccf**********.
The password to join is: smartoil all lowercase, one word. Once connected, your phone may say ‘Internet not available’. Just ignore this message.
Step 3: Your browser should automatically open a new window that says ‘Log In’ at the top and displays available WiFi networks.
NOTE: Certain Android phones do not automatically launch this window. If this window does not load right away, open your browser and type in the following in your browser bar up top (as if typing in a website): 192.168.4.1.
Some android users may need to turn on DNS settings to receive this IP address. To enable your private DNS setting, select the "Connections" option in your android settings. Once you have opened this option, select "Private DNS" and type in dns.google . From here, you can return to your internet browser and the login screen will now pop up.
Step 4:Once the Log in screen loads, you should see your home network name listed.
Click on the WiFi network name you’d like the Smart Oil Gauge to connect to, then enter the password. Click ‘show password’ to make sure you’ve entered it correctly.
Enter your email address below, and hit save. The device, if it connects successfully, will send you a welcome email to link your Smart Oil Gauge to your account.
Step 5: Check your inbox for the configuration email.
NOTE: If you don’t see the email, CHECK YOUR SPAM OR JUNK folder. If it’s not in there, check to make sure you’re using the correct WiFi password.
If the light in the Smart Oil Gauge flashes three times after this configuration process, it is indicating that it was unable to connect. Verify your password and try again.