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How do I set up LabQuest 2 for Data Sharing?

LabQuest 2 can be used with Data Sharing apps to wirelessly share data to compatible devices, including iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android devices, Chromebooks, and computers. To set up LabQuest 2 Data sharing, follow the steps below.

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 device you want to data share with 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.

See also:
More detail, including recommended network topologies are available at:
http://www.vernier.com/support/connected-science-system/user-manuals/

For an overview how this is typically used in a classroom, you might want to watch our short video that provides an overview Data Sharing (Sending data from a LabQuest to multiple student devices):
http://www.vernier.com/training/videos/play/?video=222&autoplay=true

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