Connecting to a Wi-Fi network (Optional)
Your Block will work perfectly well offline. But if you have access to another Wi-Fi network nearby connecting your Block to it can provide a series of benefits:
- 1.Your Block can access the internet to fetch updates
- 2.Your Block can handle more users connected simultaneously by using the available Wi-Fi instead of the built-in Wi-Fi.
- 3.Your users will not need to be close to the Block to access it
In order to connect to a network, click the Settings toggle in the top right of the interface
Under the Networking section, click 'Connect'
A new window will open displaying a list of available networks, and asking for a password:
Complete the fields and hit connect. If you entered the details correctly, your Block will be available on your chosen network after a short period.
If you do not see the Wi-Fi network you are looking for press the refresh button or try restarting the Block and try again.
You can now access the Block with the following steps:
- 1.Connect your phone, tablet laptop or other device to the same network, either via Wi-Fi or an ethernet cable
If you entered the wrong password, your Block will soon reappear in your list of available Wi-Fi hotspots. Connect and try again.
In order to disconnect from a network, click the Settings toggle in the top right of the interface
Under the Networking section, click 'Disconnect':