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    WiFi Adapter

    Hi - There is one USB port on each of my touch 5600, non-touch 5600, and non-touch 5500 that's used for database/software updates. I'm interested in having Foreflight on my ipad talk to these displays. The Skyview Wifi dongle apparently works with the 5500/5600 AFS displays, but requires a USB port. Are there additional open USB ports underneath / on the back of my panel? Would be helpful to know before I start crawling around with a flashlight to look for them.

    Cheers,
    Jeff

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    Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. Shawn McGinnis's Avatar
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    Any AF-5000 has two USB ports on the back and we recommend having one of those brought to the panel with a USB extension cable for your AIRAC 28-day updates.

    Touchscreen AF-5000's can use a SkyView Wi-Fi adapter to connect to Foreflight or other flight apps. Call us at 503-263-0037 x 2 to order one.
    Shawn McGinnis

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    Hi Shawn - I bought the wifi adapter and then was going to install it, but I'm not sure that I've got a free USB port. See pic: https://screencast.com/t/eXcbiFwyUFG . The bottom black dongle is what I've used to update software/data. Is that a second USB stick above it?

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    Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. Shawn McGinnis's Avatar
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    Yes, remove the second USB drive and replace it with the Wi-Fi adapter.
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    Got it. What is that one that's in there now?

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    Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. Shawn McGinnis's Avatar
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    Yes, the sliver thing.
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    Yes, right, but I was curious what purpose it's serving now. I removed it and checked its contents: https://screencast.com/t/iggj3VvGrQaN . None of these files are needed by this 5600 (or the other 5600 and 5500)? Another issue: I inserted the wifi usb ... and now what? I checked SET -> WIFI and that's blank. I found an AFS wifi network through my ipad, but it's asking for a password ... ???

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    They are all files used by the EFIS but you only need one USB installed. Your other USB should have the same support files on the drive. See http://dynonavionics.com/af-5000-data.php for more information on each item.

    Go to the Wi-Fi setup page within calibration (SET -> Hold CAL) to set your SSID and Password.
    Shawn McGinnis

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    Ok that worked and I got my ipad on the afs wifi. Then I tried to send a simple flight plan from the ipad to the 5600 and received an error message on the ipad: "Unable. The operation couldn't be completed. (The request failed on the remote device - error 4.)" ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahoosafat View Post
    The request failed on the remote device - error 4
    Be sure to select INTFP before sending the flight plan into the EFIS. This requirement will be removed in future software.
    Shawn McGinnis

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