MHD Wifi

AWCR1MC

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Is anyone else having problems with freezing while monitoring? I have the orange mhd WiFi adapter and never have any problems connecting and flashing. Once I start monitoring, all the gauges freeze after about 15-25 seconds. Driving me crazy 😤
 

derekgates

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I've been running v2.x lately and while it looks nice, it's sluggish and there are gaps in the logs (ranges from 400-800 rpm gaps). Tried 4 devices and all the same; using the orange wifi device (E-series app). Anyone else experiencing drops in their logs? Also, anyway to install and use the older v1.8?

I don't use the OTS maps. When I installed a v1.8 APK I found, it doesn't tie back to google for licenses.

Unfortunately once you migrate to 2.* you are unable to downgrade again...

If you already logged in to the new app and it moved your licenses, they will not be available on the old app any more. This is necessary to enable license sharing between android and iOS.
 

jyamona

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Try logging w/ airplane mode on your phone (turn wifi back on them obviously). Also try to use the new gauge style.
 
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Try logging w/ airplane mode on your phone (turn wifi back on them obviously). Also try to use the new gauge style.

I’m using my iPad that I have specifically for this car. It’s always in airplane mode with WiFi enabled. Using the sport gauges instead of the bar. Not sure which one is the newer version.
 

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My orange adapter is experiencing severe issues as it will constantly drop off the wifi connection. I'll ping support and see if I can change this one out. It did work previously tho when I could reflash my car at breakneck speed.
 

Stokes

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I use a nexus tablet dedicated for logging. I like using the auto log feature, but cannot with the wifi module. I think it drops just enough to look like a zero for pedal position and stops logging.

I've been using wired for several weeks now with no issues. I didn't have this issue with the pre-2.0 app.

I do recall missing a few thousand rpm of data when using the wifi module and manual logging, so maybe a flakey module.

Been to busy to troubleshoot it with mhd. Some day.
 

F87Source

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My orange adapter is experiencing severe issues as it will constantly drop off the wifi connection. I'll ping support and see if I can change this one out. It did work previously tho when I could reflash my car at breakneck speed.
My black F series adapter also disconnects at times, but thats because it comes a bit loose so make sure you really shove your adapter into the port.

My only real complaint with the F series wifi adapter is the size, it's quite big and I do occasional contact it with my foot albeit not enough to damage it (Just a really light touch). I've seen people on facebook report breaking the entire obd2 port mount off from kicking it so yeah I think this thing is way too big - maybe I'll consider getting an obd2 extension and routing it somewhere.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with this? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32834895531.html

It has an on/off switch so perhaps it won't drain the battery once you are done using it.
Sure. Best idea and super easy rather than unplugging/re-connecting

Just need a little double sided tape and filed a small notch for wire to pass through and cover can go back on.
 

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works

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My black F series adapter also disconnects at times, but thats because it comes a bit loose so make sure you really shove your adapter into the port.

Mine unfortunately stays up for mere seconds before disconnecting, so nothing can be done with it and it is basically useless. I've gone back to a wired solution for the time being so that I can get things done. Trust me, I've tried to make sure that the connection between the adapter and the port is snug :)
 

F87Source

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Mine unfortunately stays up for mere seconds before disconnecting, so nothing can be done with it and it is basically useless. I've gone back to a wired solution for the time being so that I can get things done. Trust me, I've tried to make sure that the connection between the adapter and the port is snug :)
Oh dang, you probably should get a new unit from MHD - if it is indeed the adapters fault which in this case sounds like it is.
 

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Oh dang, you probably should get a new unit from MHD - if it is indeed the adapters fault which in this case sounds like it is.

I'm trying my best. Bimmer-connect who sold the adapter is not responding to emails or facebook messages. I got an answer back from MHD that they wash their hands off from the issue and I need to figure it out with the reseller. Which I completely understand, but as BC is completely ignoring me it is a tad difficult.

Does anyone have better email address to try to reach BC than [email protected] ?
 
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I'm trying my best. Bimmer-connect who sold the adapter is not responding to emails or facebook messages. I got an answer back from MHD that they wash their hands off from the issue and I need to figure it out with the reseller. Which I completely understand, but as BC is completely ignoring me it is a tad difficult.

Does anyone have better email address to try to reach BC than [email protected] ?
Oh man that's terrible to hear op.

I'm glad I got mine from bms since I'm absolutely sure they will always take care of me.
 

works

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I'm trying my best. Bimmer-connect who sold the adapter is not responding to emails or facebook messages. I got an answer back from MHD that they wash their hands off from the issue and I need to figure it out with the reseller. Which I completely understand, but as BC is completely ignoring me it is a tad difficult.

Does anyone have better email address to try to reach BC than [email protected] ?

Finally I got through to Bimmer-Connect as MHD had additional contact details for them and a month after my initial email I'm getting a working adapter.
 

9krpmrx8

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Is anyone else having problems with freezing while monitoring? I have the orange mhd WiFi adapter and never have any problems connecting and flashing. Once I start monitoring, all the gauges freeze after about 15-25 seconds. Driving me crazy 😤


I have been having the same issue and was talking (sent in debugging files as well) to MHD about but have not heard anything back lately. It happens with my orange adapter that I have had since they first released it and it happens on my dedicated Lenovo tablet, my S20 Ultra 5G, and on my backup Fire HD 7 and all of these devices have been used for MHD for a while without issue so it's not the Android device. MHD says it is happening because the devices are trying to connect to other wifi devices but my tablets are not set up to connect to any wifi networks automatically and I only use them for the car.

When mine freezes it is not the device, I just hit the back button and then start monitoring again and it works fine.



My guess is that it is an issue with the Orange MHD adapter itself, I'll likely get another one and see if it fixes the issue. It's pretty annoying because it seems to freeze when I run into someone in Mexico and do a pull and then after I realize it was frozen and did not log.
 
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I have been having the same issue and was talking (sent in debugging files as well) to MHD about but have not heard anything back lately. It happens with my orange adapter that I have had since they first released it and it happens on my dedicated Lenovo tablet, my S20 Ultra 5G, and on my backup Fire HD 7 and all of these devices have been used for MHD for a while without issue so it's not the Android device. MHD says it is happening because the devices are trying to connect to other wifi devices but my tablets are not set up to connect to any wifi networks automatically and I only use them for the car.

When mine freezes it is not the device, I just hit the back button and then start monitoring again and it works fine.



My guess is that it is an issue with the Orange MHD adapter itself, I'll likely get another one and see if it fixes the issue. It's pretty annoying because it seems to freeze when I run into someone in Mexico and do a pull and then after I realize it was frozen and did not log.

let me know if getting a new adapter works. I’m hoping they switch to Bluetooth adapters soon. Seems like that connection is more reliable.
 

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Have you guys changed the adapter's SSID/added a password? I'm curious how much of a difference that makes. I've been running mine with a password and different SSID since I got it, and I rarely have issues with freezing. Could be worth a shot, if you haven't already
 
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Have you guys changed the adapter's SSID/added a password? I'm curious how much of a difference that makes. I've been running mine with a password and different SSID since I got it, and I rarely have issues with freezing. Could be worth a shot, if you haven't already

How did you change the SSID and password?
 

nahor

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How did you change the SSID and password?
Connect to the adapter's network as normal, then go to http://192.168.4.1 in your web browser. That should bring up the adapter's settings page, and from there you should be able to find the Wi-Fi settings. I'll grab a screenshot and add it to this post next time I'm in the car

Here's what the page looks like. You want the WiFi Soft-AP tab under the hamburger menu, all the Wi-Fi related settings are in there

MHD Wi-Fi Adapter Screenshot.png
 
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