Configuring the upload parameters if you use Windows

As stated, the Upload to Cloud feature is still in Beta.

The procedure for configuring is a little complicated but will get simple in future releases.

The driver for the serial port on the RID chip needs to be installed on your Windows.

To download the driver click here.

Now you can install the driver by clicking on CH9102_WIN.exe in the .zip that was downloaded.

After you install the driver you should probably reboot the PC.

OK, so you now need to install another app. NOTE: The PC "putty" app will NOT work with the 2.4 FW.

The app you need to download is called Multifunctional Serial Port Helper from Microsoft store (it is free)

Launch the app. You probably want to make the windows full screen.

Select Serial Port Debugger Assistant —> Serial Port Helper Connect RID Receiver to Windows PC The portName (e.g. COM4) should appear.

There is a Chinese character just under “Stopbits”.

Move the slider to the right (I assume this is the connect feature) In the main area you should see the output from the RID Receiver and presented with 5 options.

To select an option or answer a question put the answer in the window below the windows that is showing the text that was read. Be sure and put a carriage return after the response and no spaces before the carriage return. Hit the Send button. That will send the data to the RID Receiver.

Now hit the Clear button and then enter more data followed by a carriage return (<CR>).

To add a SSID enter 1<CR>

After you send a command be sure and remove that command from the Send String window. If you don't it will be sent again.

You will then get presented with a list of SIDS that the chip sees.
NOTE: The chip will only detect 2.4G frequencies. It will not see 5.8 WIFI networks.

If you have a relatively new iPhone you need to go to settings-->Personal Hotspot and turn on Maximize Compatibility.
Once you have done that you need to power off your iPhone and power it back up.

If your iPhone is currently on a WIFI network it will not create a hot spot. You must disconnect your phone from all WIFI networks before it will create a hotspot.

If you don't want to take your phone off an existing wifi network you can select option 0 after scanning for wifi networks. This will allow you to manually enter your hotspot name and password. The chip will not be able to confirm the name and/or password are correct so make sure you enter everything correctly.

If you want the chip to connect to the hotspot network you might have to manually disable and re-enable "Allow Others to join" in the Personal hotspot settings.