I was hoping someone could help please. I'm having problems connecting to my AR drone 2.0 from my Andoid phone. Firstly, I'm an electronics engineer with a lot of experience of IT stuff too, but I'm having real problems with this and have messed around for over 2 hours at a time!
I just got my Drone today, first and second times I powered up, connected and used it no problem. Since the it's been a PITA!
I've tried everything including power cycling the drone, reseting it, reseting my phone, turning wifi on/off/on, trying 2 different phones, trying 2 apps (AR free flight and AR drone flight), turning off all wifi in the house, putting my phone to flight mode etc etc. There are several stages where it falls over. Here are my issues;
WIFI settings, sometimes Drone network says out of range, even though I can see it with the wifi analyser
When not out of range, I will try to connect, it'll just keep saying scanning, connecting, disconnected
If/When it finally connects, it'll say obtaining IP address, then drop out again.
If it ever obtains the IP address and actually connects, when I load free flight, the 'piloting' button is greyed out, when I click it, it says wifi not available, connect to your drone.
If this button ever works, it will go to the loading page then do nothing.
When I use AR drone flight, it just says 'waiting for drone nav data' and does nothing.
Very occasionally, after 2 hours or so, when the battery is nearly already run down, it will work. It'll connect and fly great. I can even power down, recharge the battery and it'll connect again fine. But then the next time, it's back to it's usual self, not connecting.
I've even tried to connect to it from my laptop, it either says 'waiting for network' or occassionally, 'obtaining IP address' then drops out again.
I've now sat for a total of nearly 5 hours today trying to connect, with about 30min of actual flight time, so not happy. This thing has not had any crashes of bumps, it just sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.
Could anyone please assist as I really want to use this wonderful machine.