Please try to set a static IP address when you try to connect you phone to the breeze. Follow these steps:
- Open the system wifi settings while connected to the Breeze
- Find out which IP address you got (could be something like 192.168.42.2; maybe someone could determine that and post it here)
- Disconnect and remove the wifi configuration
- Re-connect, enter password AND set the option from DHCP to Static
- Set the IP address to the one you found out
- Set the Gateway to the IP address of the Breeze (it should be something like 192.168.42.1 when you got .2 above)
- Set the DNS to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 (which is default)
One some devices (Moto G5+ for instance) it is also required to turn OFF mobile data!
Hey guys, I don't know if it helps, but on most Android devices with Android 5 and upper there is a system limitation that the wifi connection requires a valid captive portal. As connection-less devices like the Breeze or any other Yuneec don't copter have this, Android won't connect as it tries to stay connected with the network with internet connection, and thus disconnects from the wifi automatically.
Some devices will flash up a message if you want to keep connection, but it won't stay long enough to click on the button.
When the device uses a static configuration you overcome that limitation as Android "thinks" it's okay to have no internet. Some other devices still won't work. In this case, it is the internal routing, which tries to route everything to the internet first, which will fail also. To solve that, you have to disable the mobile data. You can often do that via the quick settings from the system status bar.
On Samsung devices are also quite a lot issues with communication with connection-less devices, so that you have to disable the intelligent network switch (which is actually quite dumb, but that's not the point here).
What yuneec actually have to do is to bind the process of the app to the wifi network and route everything from the app to that wifi. However, this is not that easy and requires a lot of testing with almost every single Android device, because they will behave differently.
Please note: I don't have a Breeze, so I just can assume from the posts what could cause the connection issues, because I have those with my Q500 and I guess that yuneec did the same mistakes here as well. If it doesn't help anyone, simply ignore it
On The iPhone SE did you get the camera to work too, I am seeing it on but not taking pics or videos or saving them to the galeryWorking Devices I've used:
iPad Mini Generation 1 (A1432)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1"
According to Old Man Photographer, his MOTO G4 5.5" works, but my MOTO G4 Play 5" does NOT work but it is NOT dual band - my bad.
Maybe you can edit your post above to keep all the working models updated in one place as responses are made to this thread?
For Android devices it is best to be in Airplane mode since they are not able to do Live Streaming with Breeze Cam. The same goes for iOS if you are not Live Streaming.Working devices that I have tested:
Note 8 BUT it has to be in airplane mode and after it connects you will get a message under your phone wifi something like it's not connected or it may have connectivity issues. It absolutely does work though and of course you get the audible breeze notification.other units that I have tried that work are (2) note 4's, galaxy 10.1 (the newer version) as well as my zenpad z10.
However I know that one of those also had to be in airplane mode.
I found out about switching the note 8 to airplane mode from talking to customer support as I couldnt believe it wouldn't connect.
All my devices just happened to have 2.4 and 5G so no issues.
Haven't tried my wife's ipad or SE but I'm pretty sure those would work no problem. I've read that the controller needs to be switched over to ios mode though as it comes with android enabled. The first light on the bottom imindicates android and the second indicates ios. Think you hold the power and A button in or something like that to switch between them. I've had no issues with all the controller working all functions and I've tested that you can tilt the camera while flying. HIGHLY recommend the controller. I personally dont like using a phone or tablet in comparison.
Unless you are frequently getting a new android phone it's far better to keep it rather than trade it in. My wife has her older se also as they all still work as wifi devices and are great for using when you want to keep your phone free.
I haven't gotten around to it yet but I'm going to use my phones wifi app to see which device has the best range.
Case and antenna design are certainly big factors. I was surprised to see the tablet - which I thought would have a much larger, more capable antenna - having poorer reception than the small Nexus. But the tablet has a full metal shell... I am not using covers/cases on any of the devices when flying, by the way.Great news robbie2! Glad you found a match that works very well for you.
I think design decisions by the engineers on the placement of antennas and choices of external case materials are making huge differences in the transmission patterns of our phones. Add to that mix the protective cases we add to help protect our investment in phones that cost hundreds of dollars and it ends up being a crap shoot on the WiFi connectivity we can maintain with the Breeze.
Thanks for your informative report!