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How do I set up LabQuest 2 and Graphical Analysis 4 to work together via wireless Data Sharing over Wi-Fi?

Follow these steps to wirelessly connect LabQuest 2 to a computer, Chromebook, or mobile device running Graphical Analysis 4:

LabQuest 2 setup
1. Connect the LabQuest 2 to a Wi-Fi network.
     a. Tap the Wi-Fi icon in the LabQuest toolbar to launch the Connections app.
     b. Tap the gear in the upper right corner to display the Network Settings dialog.
     c. Ensure Wi-Fi is set to On.
     d. Connect to the desired network.
     e. Tap OK to exit the Network Settings dialog.
Data Sharing will not work unless both the mobile device and the LabQuest 2 are on the same network.

2. Enable Data Sharing on the LabQuest 2.
     a. From the Connections app, tap the Data Sharing gear icon to display the Data Sharing Settings dialog.
     b. Ensure Data Sharing is set to On.
     c. If desired, tap the box to allow connected devices to start or stop data collection.
     d. Tap OK to exit the Data Sharing Settings dialog.
LabQuest 2 will not stream data if this function is set to Off.

3. Rename your LabQuest 2.
     a. From the Connections app, tap the Name gear icon.
     b. Enter the desired name, which may include up to 16 characters and spaces, but cannot include special characters.
     c. Tap Done when you are finished.
Identifying a specific LabQuest to connect to is easier if you change the default name, LabQuest, to something more meaningful.

Computer, Chromebook, or Mobile Device Setup
1. Download Graphical Analysis 4 appropriate for your platform
     Windows computer
     macOS computer
     Chromebook
     iOS Device
     Android Device

2. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
     a. Connect your device to the same network the LabQuest 2 is using.
     b. Verify that the correct network name is displayed.
Data Sharing will not work unless both the mobile device and the LabQuest 2 are on the same network.

3. Connect to the LabQuest using Graphical Analysis 4.
     a. Open Graphical Analysis 4.
     b. Select Data Sharing from the New Experiment menu.
     c. Select your LabQuest from the discovered devices menu.
If the LabQuest name you are looking for is not displayed in the list, tap Specify Source and connect to the LabQuest by entering its name.

For additional information on the Data Sharing with the Connected Science System, see:
https://www.vernier.com/data-share

See also:
TIL 2675: Data Sharing - Connected Science System FAQ and Troubleshooting

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