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Old 03-19-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
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ELM327 Wifi Connectivity issues with DashCommander

Anyone with an iPhone find a way to keep their ELM327 and DashCommander app connected without dropping connection?

I'm using an iPhone 5 and the cheap ELM327 wifi setup. DashCommander app will connect and read fine but within a few minutes it drops the signal before connecting again. Mostly just annoying….
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Update….I've spent a few days tinkering with the app and OBDII wifi device and have concluded that the disconnecting is due to the distance of my iPhone from the OBDII wifi device. I generally have been holding the iPhone in my right hand resting on my shifter and that distance is about 3' from the transmitter. Plus it has part of the steering wheel helm in the way.

I have noticed that holding the device in my left hand resting on my knee has kept it connected with much fewer disconnections. Definitely crazy to think holding it 18" from the wifi device improves the connection substantially but it does.

And yes, it's a cheap Chinese made OBDII wifi device so perhaps this should be expected.

3' away: disconnects every 2 minutes or so
18" away: disconnects once every 20 minutes or so


Hope this helps anyone who has had the same frustration with this combo!
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