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What is Kanex mySpot?

mySpot is a travel-sized, easy to use Wireless Access Point, enabling anyone to setup their own private, secure Wi-Fi network. mySpot creates a personal wireless network from a Live Ethernet port, that provides internet connectivity, enabling reliable wireless-g connectivity for your devices. Featuring personal security settings, mySpot is ideal for iPhone, iPad, Macbook and other mobile devices.


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Hotel Internet Sharing

Some hotels provide free wired internet to your laptop. Now you can share the same internet line to all your wireless devices*. mySpot is ideal for modern Macbook and iPad users that depend on wireless for their internet connection. mySpot will provide that wireless connectivity if hotels only have a wired connection. mySpot is ideal for that peace of mind.
 
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USB Powered

USB Powered

Powered by any USB port or charger, setup is easy to complete - just plug it into a USB port for power, connect an Ethernet cable, and surf!


mySpot Easy to Use Design

Easy to Use Design

Plug into any USB port, connect an Ethernet cable providing Internet connectivity*, and you’re ready to go! It’s as simple as Pop. Plug. Play


mySpot Password Protection

Surf With Peace of Mind

Providing password protection and WEP encryption, mySpot creates a highly reliable, secure wireless network.


 *Kanex mySpot works seamlessly with a wired Internet connection that provides internet access at no cost such as hotels.
 
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Specs


MPN:
WIFIPOINT
UPC:
814556014950

What's Included:

Kanex mySpot

Technical Specifications:

IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.3,
IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3x, CSMA/CA, CSMA/CD,
TCP/IP, DHCP, PPPoE

Interfaces

USB:A-Type plug
LAN:Ethernet RJ45 slot x 1 (Auto MDI/MDIX)
Frequency:2.4~2.4835GHz
Transmission rate:11g, 11b
Channels:14
Anti-Radio-Interference:DS-SS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Data Modulation:IEEE802.11g: OFDM
IEEE802.11b: CCK, QPSK, BPSK

Medium Access

Control Protocol:CSMA/CA with ACK
Wireless Security:64/128/152-WEP
Wireless Transmission Gain:20dBm (Max)
Antenna Type:1 PIFA antenna

Network Medium

10Base-T/100Base-TX

LED indicator

Status LED indicator:LAN Link/Act status& system status LED indicator
Power LED indicator:PWR (Power LED indicator)

 

Compatibility

802.11g (Wireless-G)
802.11b (Wireless-B)
USB 2.0/ 3.0

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FAQ (23)


How many meters (distance) does the MySpot cover over Wi-Fi signals?
Great question, actually the mySpot works just like Access Point for Wi-Fi signals therefore, when plugged in to the LAN cable, it will work in a large conference room, classroom size room or a hotel room. That would be anywhere from 10-100 meters.


Will it allow you to bridge to a hotel's wireless ONLY connection?So the radio in the macbook connects to the hotels wifi and then the kanex is hooked USB to your macbook and it creates a hotspot?
For your first question, Yes - the mySpot will allow you to access Wi-Fi connection from the LAN network in hotels. Secondly, the USB is designed to power the unit, once the MySpot is connected to a LAN port in the hotel, it works like an access point and will create WiFi for your devices.


How many users may connect concurrently?
Maximum number of users/ devices you can connect concurrently would be 16. And may also depend on the router settings.


Does it require connection to the Mac's USB port for configuration at some point during the setup process, or is that simply for power?
Great question! The Kanex MySpot does not require any configuration through Mac/ PC. The USB port is designed for power purpose only.


Will the mySpot function on 2.0 and 3.0 usb connection?
Yes, it will work with both USB versions.


If a user already has an ethernet-to-USB adaptor; or if their computer already has an ethernet port (i.e. MacBookPro) then I don't understand why anyone would need this product. They can just go into System Preferences and under Sharing set up a WiFi ad hoc network.
Sorry for the misunderstanding, the Kanex MySpot works like an access point, it lets you create multiple Wi-Fi connections, rather than just using your MacBook Pro for the internet, now you can also connect your iPhone, iPad and other wi-fi enabled device as well using single connection. On a side note, the USB is solely designed for power. Thanks.


Your site mentions connecting the MySpot to a MacBook several times and even shows a MacBook in the pictures but I don't see a mention of PC. It states the USB connection is for power only. Is a MacBook required or does it work on a PC as well. All the MacBook language but USB power only is leaving me confused as to the requirements.
Sorry for the confusion caused, yes - any USB port from a PC will work with the mySpot as long as it extracts 5V of power.


How would I connect an iPhone/iPad to this network when I do not carry a Laoptop as a power supply?
The easiest way to connect your iPad/iPhone to the network would be by plugging the MySpot into a USB AC adapter. The mySpot needs to be USB powered and since you dont carry a laptop, my suggestion to you would be to buy a compact USB AC adapter, that would do the job.


If I am staying in a hotel room that has LAN internet only, and am using the MySpot in order to hook up my iPad to a wi-fi connection, will I still be able to "Agree to Terms"?
Yes, the LAN Port can be converted to WiFi with MySpot. Most of the hotels that we tested here locally, like Holiday Inn, they offered free- wired internet and with MySpot all i had to do was log-in to their page with multiple devices and use the same log-in name/ pw and I was up and surfing in seconds.


Do this mean if I have this device I can just plug it in to the hotel room port and I have instant Wi-Fi without having to pay for the hotel's internet service? So the only cost I have is purchasing this device and then I have free internet whenever traveling?
It depends entirely on the hotels. some offer free wired internet access and some don't. For those who offer free wired internet, Kanex My Spot is going to create multiple WiFi without having to pay for multiple devices. For those paid LAN/ WiFi networks, myspot will not work with multiple devices. I hope i answered your question. Thanks.


Wouldn't the iphone charger work to power the mySpot?
Absolutely, yes - the iPhone charger offers 1.5A/5V which is enough for powering up the Kanex MySpot. Thanks.


What are the dimensions& weight, should be under specs
Dimensions: 2.75" H, 1.0 D x 0.75" W Weight: 1.1 oz.


Hi. You say you don't need mac/pc to setup buenfor the first use alone? And How do you setup a password so that just you and people you know CAN use it? Thank you
Good question! you don't need mac/ PC in order to connect using my Spot, but you will need to log on to the web browser such as IE to password and secure the MySpot by entering the default IP address. Once that's done, now you can now change the SSID, Password, channel and device IP.


Will the MySpot work as a home WiFi extender to make the other end of the house a HotSpot? I have c able internet which is linked to an Airport Extreme to make most of the home WiFi. Thanks. If not, does Kanex make such a product?
Thats a cool question, if you have a LAN connection on the other end of the house, you can definitely make it work like a WiFi extender.


You mention that an iphone charger provides enough power can I assume that provided a usb hub provides enough power too that it will work with that as well (I then log into it's wifi page and set up the settings etc)?
Yes, that's a great question, USB Hubs normally are powered by 5V and that will work with mySpot either external powered hubs or the ones built in to the computer. Thanks.


I just received my mySpot. I hooked it up with an ethernet cable from my network (Time capsule) and plugged the USB into my MacBook Air. I have a red light and blue light lit on the mySpot. The computer is getting a wiFi signal when I select the Kanex mySpot -CD7. However, when I go to safari and type in http://192.168.1.225 nothing happens and safari times out. I have tried resetting but still nothing. Do I have a defective unit?
There is another way to enter the settings page please visit for instructions http://forums.kanexlive.com/post/I-cant-access-settings-page-with-192.168.1.225-6178415


Some hotels check the MAC addresses of the device connected and only allows one device. Will MySpot be able to by-pass this limitation and how?
Hi Andrew, Sorry but as you may know this is not a router, its an access point and only routers can allow to by-pass the limitation or assign you with different IP address every time you log in from different devices. MySpot will only work in a paid environment with only one device or with Free Wired Internet - you can create multiple wifi signals, thanks.


How does your device deal with hotels that have a web browser log in rather than security on the wifi?
Some hotels check the MAC address of the device connected and only allows one device. MySpot be NOT be able to by-pass this limitation. However, mySpot works seamless with free-wired Internet, some hotels like Holiday Inn, offer free wired Internet access and some don't. For those who offer free-wired Internet, Kanex My Spot is going to create multiple WiFi without having to pay for multiple devices.


i was trying to change the password configuration and a red sign appears"LENGTH INVALID", ill try by using many different length of characters and it keeps showing the same sign, how many characters do i need to use?
Its either 5 OR 13, Cannot exceed any longer than that. Thanks.


I can't access settings page with 192.168.1.225
There is another way to enter the settings page please visit the following link http://forums.kanexlive.com/post/i-cant-access-settings-page-with-192-168-1-225-6178415


I am only able to connect one device at a time to the with out reseting. Your ad says you can connect up to 5 device. Can't connect a laptop& a iPad at the same time. I have to reset the mySpot& modem to choose another device.
Yes, you can connect multiple devices such as your laptop&iPad at the same time. No resetting on the myspot required, just go to your network settings on ipad/ laptop and add mySpot with the password - you will be connected. Thanks.


So if I'm staying at Travelodge which charges for Wi-Fi will I be able to have Wi-Fi for free? (There are no ethernet cables.)
No, the mySpot will not work without a LAN or Ethernet connection, for you to connect onto a WiFi, mySpot requires a wired connection first.


If I'm on an Amtrack train that does not provide WiFi, will this work?
It will not work, since the mySpot requires to be plugged into a Ethernet jack in order to get network/internet and make it wireless.


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Ratings (8)

  4.12 out of 5/ Based on8 reviews

Excellent

Reviewed by M , Bangalore KARNATAKA India, 12/24/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2013


I travel a lot and in hotels I like to use such access points, although the ethernet in hotel rooms is functional only about 50% of the time. I like the small size. I try to be compact. It took some luck and knowledge of subnet issues as a former network admin to set it up with my own network name. I think I tried a network name with unicode for upside down characters but that name didn't work on this product.

Reviewed by SW, Los Gatos CA United States, 10/19/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2013/06


1) I use this device while stationed in Afghanistan. I plug it to our inconsistent Ethernet in our room, and provide WiFi for all my Apple products (I have three here). 2) It's small, portable, apparently quite reliable, and looks beautiful the way it connects, not a gaudy looking device. 3) I don't use mine with a password, and don't know how to apply the use of the password. Not sure it matters. 4) It's pricey compared to some other versions, but it's designed to be consistent with the look of Apple products, quite beautiful.

Reviewed by DC, Alexandria VA United States, 10/18/2013
Device: MacBook - Year: Jul/2013


My Myspot did not arrive with the cord to connect it properly which I feel is a real detractor for use. I wanted to use it in the hotel we were staying in to connect my macbook to the internet. I couldn't use the device until I went to Radio Shack to buy the appropriate cord. We have not been in a situation since then to use the connection so I cannot review it.

Reviewed by jf, manvel TX United States, 8/25/2013
Device: Others - Year:


Used to create a wifi access point in hotels. Works brilliantly!

Reviewed by BC, Spalding LINCOLNSHIRE United Kingdom, 8/14/2013
Device: iPad - Year: 12/12


As to the hotspot - I love the size and it does what you say. It could use a little more power and you need to improve the user interface. Like so many others I immediately lost the ip address and had to dig through the literature on how to find it. The web interface could be beefed up, and you could add some features. But - there is no question that for its size it is exactly the convenience a person would want. I would add that after setting it up once, I likely won't have to go back and do it again ever. But I can't give this a five-star because of the interface problems.

Reviewed by BL, Washington DC United States, 3/4/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2012


Myspot is awesome. Does what it promise. Have some trouble to access ip address to secure.

Reviewed by W , Den Haag nl Netherlands, 3/4/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2013-03


To create wi-fi hot spot in a loction that only has ethernet. My laptop is no longer teathered to a cable. I had a little difficulty at first assigning a password. Your tech support was excellent and I was able to assign a password.

Reviewed by JC, new York NY United States, 12/17/2012
Device: MacBook - Year: 11/12




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