Author Topic: PAW Router  (Read 286 times)


PAW Router
« on: June 14, 2022, 04:32:15 pm »
One of the great features missing from the iGrid instructions is the router function. This is great if, like me, you have a tablet with no sim card in it or just have a WIFI only tablet.

With the router enabled, when you connect your PAW to the phone's hotspot (and its 4G connection) you now get 4G piped to your sim-less tablet. This means you can enable the 'use Internet in flight' function in SKyDemon and get updated winds, NOTAMs etc.

I know you can always connect the tablet directly to the phone's hotspot but the router function allows you to have iGrid AND have 4G piped to your tablet.

Maybe I missed it in the iGrid write-up but I felt it too useful for attention not to be drawn to it  :)


Re: PAW Router
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2022, 04:39:37 pm »
Hi Paul

we deliberately did not draw attention to this feature, we wanted to get users familiar with connecting PAW to there cellular device first without burdening the support folk, but you are right this is a great feature, and we will promote it further once the dust settles



Re: PAW Router
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 11:33:29 am »
So I need to:
    • Spin up a wifi hotspot on my phone
    • Connect the PAW to the phone hotspot
    • Connect the tablet to the phone hotspot
    • Enable the router option in PAW

Is that it?

Does this affect the way Skydemon connects to PAW?

Thanks, Dave


Re: PAW Router
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2022, 11:38:49 am »
Not quite.

1. As you said
2. As you said
3. Connect the tablet to the PAW WI-FI (as you normally would)
4. Yes, but only needs to be switched on once and it’ll do it itself subsequently

No difference to the way you ‘Go Flying’……use PAW…..on SkyDemon, as you’ll still be connected to the PAW WI-FI as you always have.