MobileLite Wireless G2 User Manual Apple iOS7 devices

MobileLite Wireless G2 User Manual Apple iOS7 devices
MobileLite Wireless G2 User Manual
Apple iOS7 devices
For Android devices go to page 22
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Table of Contents
Introduction
3
What’s Included
3
Requirements
3
Supported File Types (Non-DRM):
3
Installing the Kingston MobileLite Wireless Application
4
Getting to Know the MobileLite Wireless G2
5
Connecting the MobileLite Wireless G2 as a Local Reader
6
Connecting to the MobileLite Wireless G2 via Wireless LAN
6
Setup
7
Homescreen
9
File Management
10
Videos
11
Photos
12
Import Photos
12
Export Photos
14
Music
15
Media Filters
16
Settings and Configuring the MobileLite Wireless G2
18
Accessing the Internet (Bridge Mode)
19
Accessing the Internet (Hotspot and 3G USB Dongle)
20
Battery Backup
21
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Introduction
MobileLite Wireless G2 (MLWG2) is a portable media reader that allows you to wirelessly stream digital media
content (music, photos, videos, documents, etc.) from a memory card or USB flash drive connected to the
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MLWG2 device to your iOS-based iPad , iPhone , or iPod touch device. Serving as its own mobile wireless
network, the MobileLite Wireless G2 lithium-polymer battery gives you up to five hours of Wi-Fi access to your
digital library (within a 30-foot range) anywhere you go. MobileLite Wireless G2 is the perfect solution for
expanding your on-the-go media library with devices that have no way of adding to, or expanding, their storage
capacity.
What’s Included:
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1 MobileLite Wireless G2
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1 USB Cable (1.5ft. A to Micro-B)
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1 MicroSD Adapter
Requirements:
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(As a local Card Reader) Computer running Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
(SP2), Mac OS X (10.6.x+), Linux (v.2.6+ kernel) operating system
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Mobile devices running iOS 7 (or newer)
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Mobile devices with Internet access to the App Store (required to install the Kingston MobileLite App)
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Supported File Types (Non-DRM):
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Audio: aac, mp3, wav
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Video: m4v, mp4, mov
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Image: bmp, jpeg, jpg, png
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Docs:
pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, txt, rtf, xls, xlsx
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Installing the Kingston MobileLite Application
To configure the MobileLite Wireless G2, you must first install the Kingston MobileLite App to your iOS device
from the on-line App Store (Internet access required). The Kingston MobileLite App is free and allows you to
customize the wireless network settings and wirelessly access the content you’ve uploaded to your SD/USB
device connected to MobileLite Wireless G2. To install the App, please follow these steps:
1. Open the App Store from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch device and search for "Kingston MobileLite.”
See Figure 1.1 below. The App Store may return multiple results to your search, be sure to select
Kingston MobileLite.
Figure 1.1 – App Store Search
2. After locating the Kingston MobileLite App that corresponds to your device, i.e. Kingston MobileLite App
for iPad, for iPhone, iPod touch, etc. by Kingston Digital, Inc., tap the ‘FREE’ button link. See Figure
1.2.
Figure 1.2 – Kingston MobileLite App by Kingston Digital, ‘FREE’
3. After selecting ‘FREE,’ the grey button will turn green and change to ‘INSTALL APP.’ Select this button to
complete the installation of the Kingston MobileLite App to your device. See Figure 1.3.
Figure 1.3 – Kingston MobileLite App by Kingston Digital, ‘INSTALL APP’
Once the App has been installed, you may exit the App Store and proceed to the next section of this manual.
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Getting to Know MobileLite Wireless G2
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A
B
C
D
E
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A. USB 2.0 Port - Allows you to connect an external USB Storage Device to MobileLite Wireless G2. It also
allows you to charge your mobile device.
B. SD Slot - Allows you to connect a memory card (SD/SDHC/SDXC or any microSD w/ adapter) to MobileLite
Wireless G2.
C. Battery LED/Power* - Indicates current battery status and current power state.
D. Wi-Fi LED - Indicates current status of Wi-Fi broadcast.
E. Bridged LED - Indicates whether or not MobileLite Wireless G2 is bridged to an Internet gateway via Wi-Fi or
Ethernet.
F. Power Button - Powers on or powers off the MobileLite Wireless G2 device. Short press (1 Second): Power
Bank Mode/Long press (3 seconds): Wi-Fi Mode.
G. Reset Button - Allows you to reset the MobileLite Wireless G2 device back to its original (default)
configuration. Hold button down for more than 10 seconds.
H. Micro-B USB Port - Allows you to charge MobileLite Wireless G2 or connect it to a standard USB port on
your computer for fast, easy data transfer. Each media expansion port will require its own drive letter if media is
inserted.
I. Ethernet port – Allows you to connect an Ethernet cable to create a hotspot for wireless internet access. Wi-Fi
mode will temporarily disable while connected to Ethernet.
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The battery LED also indicates how much battery time is left while the MobileLite Wireless G2 is powered on. Green indicates 51% - 100%
battery charge remaining; orange indicates 25% - 50% battery charge remaining; and red indicates less than 25% battery charge remaining.
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Connecting MobileLite Wireless G2 as a Local Reader
To add content to MobileLite Wireless G2, you can connect it to a computer using the USB cable that came with
the device (with a card or USB memory connected to the MLWG2) or you can copy content directly to a USB, SD,
or MicroSD (using the accompanied adapter) drive and inserting the media into the appropriate slot on the
MobileLite Wireless G2.
When connected to a computer, MobileLite Wireless G2 has to off,
so it can behave like any standard media reader device, creating a
data volume on your PC or Mac for each media type you have
inserted on the MLW (i.e. USB, SD, MicroSD.) You can populate
each volume with digital content that you can later share or access
wirelessly via the Kingston MobileLite Application.
When copying content to the media, it is highly recommended that
you create folders on the each volume to help you organize and
quickly locate files each time you update and/or change the content
of MobileLite Wireless G2 (as opposed to dumping all of your files
onto the root volume or into a single folder). For example, you may
want to store all of your music files in a folder called “My Music”, or
keep all of your photos in a separate folder called “My Pictures”,
and so on.
When you are finished loading content, please safely disconnect
MobileLite Wireless G2 from your computer. This will keep the
power of the device off. To turn it back on, press and hold the
power button for 3 seconds.
Connecting to MobileLite Wireless G2 over Wireless
MobileLite Wireless is its own independent wireless network. When browsing for Wi-Fi networks from your iPad
or iPhone, you will see ‘MLWG2-XXXX’ in the list of available networks to join.
Settings App --> Wi-Fi option --> Choose a Network-> MLWG2-XXXX by default (XXXX indicates the last four
characters of the device’s unique MAC address. The MAC address of your device could be found on the bottom
of the MobileLite Wireless G2)
By default, there is no password and when you connect to MobileLite Wireless G2 from your iOS device, you are
establishing a dedicated link to MobileLite Wireless G2 over that wireless signal. Once you connect to MobileLite
Wireless G2, you will substitute your iPad/iPhone’s Internet connection with MobileLite Wireless’s wireless
connection. This means you will no longer have access to the Internet. However, MobileLite Wireless G2 does
provide a bridging function that allows you to maintain access to MobileLite Wireless’s content while connecting to
a Wi-Fi Internet connection. See Page 20.
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Setup
Once you’re connected to the MobileLite Wireless G2 network, you can begin to configure your device by
launching the Kingston MobileLite application. There are 3 quick simple steps that require your attention before
you begin to access your MobileLite Wireless G2. Please see below.
Note: The initial setup will only be present the first time you launch the Kingston MobileLite app. For any
future changes, you will be required to navigate to the device settings. See page 19.
The first step provides the option to change
the name / SSID (Default MLWG2-XXXX).
The last four characters of the unit’s unique
MAC address will be in place of the “XXXX”.
This will prevent any confusion when
multiple devices exist within close proximity.
Please see Figure 7.1.
Figure 7.1: Name/SSID Change
In Figure 7.2, you will notice the option to
password protect your device from
unauthorized users. With the WPA2 security
protocol in affect, only users who are given
the password will have access to the device.
The password must contain a minimum of 8
characters.
Figure 7.2: Set Password
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… Continued
Connecting to MobileLite Wireless G2 will substitute your
iPad/iPhone’s Internet connection with MobileLite Wireless’s
wireless connection. In the third step you are given the option to
connect to your Wi-Fi network via the ‘Bridge’ function. This is a
function that allows you to maintain access to MobileLite
Wireless’s content while connecting to a Wi-Fi Internet
connection.
Figure 8.1: Networks available for
Bridging
If any changes were made during the setup process, the device will begin to update. See Figure 8.2.
Alternatively, if no changes were made, you will be taken to the Homescreen and you move ahead to page 9 for
further instructions.
Once the update process is complete the ‘Close’ button will change from gray to blue.
Homescreen by tapping on the ‘Close’ button.
Continue to the
Note: Depending on your device’s network configuration, it may be required to connect to the MobileLite
Wireless G2 through your iOS device Wi-Fi settings.
Figure 8.2: Update Process
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Homescreen
You can now access content connected to your MobileLite Wireless G2 from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
The Homescreen is the foundation of the Kingston MobiletLite App and contains information such as connection
status of iOS device connection status, USB/SD Card connectivity, and a quick glance of your content. Please
see Figure 9.1.
The ‘Menu’ button opens a side panel with the
following options;
A.
A
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Settings: Will navigate to the
device settings page
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Homescreen: Returns the user to
the Homescreen
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All Videos: Filters all videos files
only, regardless of location
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All Photos: Filters all photos files
only, regardless of location
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All Music: Filters all music files
only, regardless of location
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Copy from Photos: Allows the
user to import pictures from the
iOS Camera Roll to any USB/ SD
Card.
B
C
D
Figure 9.1: Homescreen
B.
Header of devices connected to the MLWG2.
If no device is connected, the header will
remain present followed by ‘Not Connected’
next to it
C.
‘See All’ will allow you to view all the
files/folders stored on that particular device
D.
Thumbnail preview of files stored on the
device. If multiple files exist, the user can
scroll for a quick glance of files stored.
Multiple partitions are a supported. If a USB device with multiple partitions is connected, it will be displayed as
USB1, USB 2, and so on. The same principle is applied to SD cards. If an SD card with multiple partitions is
inserted then it will be displayed as SD_Card1, SD_Card2, and so on.
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File Management
One of the features of the MobileLiteWireless App is that it allows the user to manage the files/folders stored on
their storage devices in a seamless manner. This includes creating a new folder, deleting items, or renaming
content. To get started, simply tap on ‘See All’; doing so will enable various options to get you started. See
Figure 10.1.
A. Select – This option allows the
user to select file(s) and will also
enable the following options
below:
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- Cancel selection
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- Copy/Move file(s)
to another location
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- Enables share
options
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- Delete the selected
file(s)
B. New Folder - Allows the user to
create new folders to organize
files
C. View Mode – Enables the user
to switch from list view to
thumbnail view
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D. Sort – Will allow the user to the
sort the photos based on Name,
size, date or file type
E. Refresh – Refreshes the user’s
page in case any changes that
were made are not reflected
F. Info – Displays file properties
and Metadata.
This is also
where the user can change the
file/folder name
G. Search – By default, the search
bar is not visible. The user can
display the search bar by
dragging the page down
A
B
C
D
E
Figure 10.1 – File Management options
Note: Attempting to open unsupported file types will direct the user to the file’s Info page. If the file is
tagged with Metadata, the information such as file name, type, size, date created, date modified, and
storage location will be available to the user.
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Videos
The Kingston MobileLite App allows users to view their videos regardless of whether they are in a plane heading
to a business trip or a good old fashion road trip. Simply begin by tapping on a video file. Upon getting to the
next screen, the user will notice a few options available to them. If the desired task is to watch the video, then
simply selecting the play icon will commence video playback. If the user would rather manage the video file, there
are options available within this screen. See Figure 11.1.
A. Copy/Move – will copy or
move the file to the target
location
B. Delete – Permanently deletes
the current file
C. Info – Displays file properties
and Metadata. This is also
where the user can change the
file/folder name
A
B
C
Figure 11.1: Videos
Note: Digital rights management (DRM) content is supported by the Kingston MobileLite App. Please be
aware that playing DRM content from within the MobileLite app will do so via the Safari browser.
This means that once the video is over or if the user decides to no longer watch the video, the user will
have to navigate back into the Kingston MobileLite App.
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Photos
The MLWG2 device makes it simple for users to share pictures of memorable events whether it is on social
media, in a slide show, or via other means. Selecting the image file will open the photo. The photo can be
viewed in full screen by selecting the photo once more. There are also file management options available to the
user. Please see Figure 12.1.
A. Share – Allows the user to upload
photos to social networks or share
via e-mail, or other apps
B. Copy/Move – Copy or move the
photo currently selected to the
desired storage destination
C. Delete – Permanently deletes the
current file
D. Slideshow – Plays all the photos
located in the opened folder
E. Info – Displays file properties and
Metadata. This is also where the
user can change the file/folder
name.
A
B
C
D
E
Figure 12.1 - Photos
Import Photos
The Kingston MobileLite App allows users to import photo(s) from their iOS Camera Roll to a USB or SD/SDC
card connected to your MobileLite Wireless G2
Step 1: Begin by selecting ‘Menu’, then select ‘Copy from Photos’. See Figure 12.2
Figure 12.2 – Import from iOS Device
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Step 2: Choose the location of the desired photo(s) and continue to select the files desired to be imported. Once
the selected files are chosen, proceed by selecting ‘Done’. See Figure 13.1
Figure 13.1: Selection of photo(s)
Step 3: Choose the destination and complete the process by selecting ‘Copy Here’.
Alternatively, the user can create a new folder in which to import the photo(s) to.
This may be done by pressing on the (
appear as a destination option.
See Figure 13.2.
) icon. After naming the folder and selecting ‘Save’, the new folder will
Figure 13.2: Destination selection
Note: There is a short delay when creating a new folder.
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Export Photos
Export a photo from a USB or card to the iOS Camera Roll is another available option in the Kingston MobileLite
app. This task can be completed in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Select the image that you wish to export. See Figure 14.1.
Figure 14.1: File to be exported
Step 2: Select the share icon (
) to bring up the share window and select ‘Save Image’
Figure 14.2: ‘Save Image’ is available via the ‘Share’ icon
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Music
The MobileLite Wireless G2 has a built in media player that enables users to listen to music. The audio player will
continue to run in the background in the case that the user decides to view a slide show, browse the web, or work
on a project. To get started, simply select the desired audio file. See Figure 15.1.
Figure 15.1: Audio Playback
Below, the user will find the available commands for the audio player. See Figure 15.2. If the user navigates to a
different location within the app during audio playback, an audio player icon (
) will appear next to the menu
icon. Selecting this icon will either bring the user back to the audio player or open a mini audio player regardless
of their current location on the app.
Progress Bar
F. Single Tap / replay playlist
Double Tap / replay song
Enable/ Disable Shuffle
Previous Song
Next Song
Play/ Pause
Figure 15.2: Audio Player
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Media Filters
Kingston MobileLite App allows access to all media files in a single location. The ‘Menu’ button provides the
convenience of media filters to view ‘All Videos’, ‘All Photos’, or ‘All Music’ files regardless of storage location.
See Figure 16.1.
Figure 16.1: Multimedia options
More options are available after selecting one of the media filters. See Figure 16.2.
A. Select - Enables the user to
select file(s).
B. Filter – Allows users to filter the
files based on storage location
E
C. Sort – Will allow the user to the
sort the files based on name, size,
date or file type.
D. Refresh – Refreshes the user’s
page in case any changes that
were made are not reflected.
E. Info – Displays file properties and
Metadata.
A
B
C
D
Figure 16.2: All Videos Filter
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… Continued
A. Select – This option allows the
user to select file(s) and will also
enable the options below:
B. Filter - Allows the user to filter
the files based on storage
location
C. Sort – Will allow the user to the
sort the files based on name,
size, date or file type.
D. Slideshow – Plays all the photos
found in a slideshow
E. Refresh – Refreshes the user’s
page in case any changes that
were made are not reflected.
A
C
B
D
E
Figure 17.1: All Photos
A. Select - enables the user to
select file(s).
B. Filter - allows the user to filter
the files based on storage
location
E
C. Sort – will allow the user to the
sort the files based on song
name, artist, or albums.
D. Refresh – refreshes the user’s
page in case any changes that
were made are not reflected.
E. Info – displays file properties
and Metadata.
A
B
C
D
Figure 17.2: All Music
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Settings and Configuring the MobileLite Wireless G2
Using the Kingston MobileLite App, you can customize the wireless network settings for MobileLite Wireless G2.
The default settings, if nothing was changed during the initial setup, are: Name: MLWG2-XXXX, Auto Shutdown:
Off, Visibility Status: ON, Wireless Channel: 11, and Security (WPA2): Off.
To access the MobileLite Wireless G2 Network Settings, please follow these steps:
1. From the ‘Homescreen’, select ‘Menu’
2. Select ‘Settings’
Name – commonly referred to as an SSID, or Service
Set Identifier, this field allows users to specify a device
name (between 1 and 32 characters) that will broadcast
in the list of available wireless networks on your iPad,
iPhone, or iPod touch device. The default name is
MLWG2-XXXX as seen in Figure 18.1
Battery Life - indicates amount of charge left in battery
Auto Shutdown – if enabled, the MLWG2 will
automatically shutdown at the selected time given. (30
Minutes – 5 Hours)
Firmware – MLWG2 device firmware
Visibility – this gives you the option to hide or unhide
the SSID specified in the ‘Name’ field. By default, the
visibility status is turned ‘ON’. If you wish to turn this
feature ‘OFF’, the device name will NOT be
1
broadcasted in the list of available wireless networks on
your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch device; however, you
can still join the Wi-Fi network by entering the device
name manually using the menu option, ‘Other…’.
Wireless Channel – this setting allows you to select a
specific frequency channel used to communicate with
other devices on your wireless network. The default
setting is Channel 11 (2.462 GHz.)
Security (WPA2) – this option helps prevent
unauthorized access to your MobileLite Wireless G2
device by prompting users for a password. Simply enter
a password in the 'Password' field and confirm it by retyping it in the 'Confirm Password' field and tap the
'Done' button to save the MobileLite Wireless G2
settings
Figure 18.1 – MobileLite G2 Wireless
Network Settings
1
If the visibility status has been turned off, you can still join the MobileLite Wireless G2 network by entering the SSID manually on your iPad,
iPhone, or iPod touch, as long as you know the ‘Name’ (SSID). Please note that a password will be required if the security option is enabled.
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Accessing the Internet via WI-FI (Bridge Mode)
Traditionally, the Wi-Fi antenna on your iPad or iPod touch device is used to access the Internet. The MobileLite
Wireless, however, uses the Wi-Fi antenna on your Apple device to stream content, which effectively disconnects
your iOS device from the Internet. Fortunately, MobileLite Wireless’s Wi-Fi antenna supports bi-directional traffic
and can be used for implementing a feature called Bridge Mode. This mode allows you to be connected to
MobileLite Wireless G2 while it is connected to a Wi-Fi network (as a host client) that has access to the Internet.
To set up this feature and see a list of available wireless networks in your range, open the Kingston MobileLite
App and navigate to settings. Under the ‘Network Connection’ tap on the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
After making your selection, MobileLite Wireless will prompt you for the Wi-Fi password (if security is enabled)
and reboot. If there is no password, the device will automatically reboot.
Once MobileLite Wireless G2 has rebooted, you will be prompted to select a wireless network. You MUST select
your MobileLite Wireless G2 network in order to maintain access to its contents. Since you’ve already connected
to the network via MobileLite Wireless’s App, there is no need to select it from the list again. If you do select it,
you will be disconnected from MobileLite Wireless G2.
To verify that you have successfully enabled Bridge Mode:
1. From the Homescreen, select the menu icon
2. Select Settings
When the list of wireless networks appears, you will
notice a 'check mark' symbol located to the left of the
network you selected in the Kingston MobileLite App.
See Figure 19.1
This indicates that the bridge
function is working properly and you are connected to
MobileLite Wireless G2 and the Internet at the same
time.
So if you're streaming content from the MobileLite
Wireless to your Apple device and need to quickly look
something up on-line, just open your internet browser
and away you go.
Figure 19.1 – Bridged MobileLite Wireless G2
When you want the device to forget a wireless
network, you click on the red X next to the Wi-Fi icon.
See Figure 19.1. The device will reboot with the
bridge LED off. Reconnect to the MobileLite Wireless
G2 network. Now the blue ‘check mark’ symbol will no
longer appear next to any network. This indicates that
the bridge function is disabled.
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Accessing the Internet via the Ethernet Port (Hotspot)
If you have a wired internet connection, you can plug an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the Kingston
MobileLite Wireless G2. This would allow you to create a hotspot for wireless internet access. While connected
to the Ethernet bridge mode the Wi-Fi bridge mode will be disabled temporally until the Ethernet cable is
removed.
NOTE: Only compatible with DHCP.
Simply connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port.
Check that bridge LED is ON to verify that you have a
successful connection to the router. See Figure 20.1.
If you haven’t already, make sure to connect to the
MLWG2 in your iOS device’s Wi-Fi settings.
Figure 20.1 – bridge LED
Settings App --> Wi-Fi option --> Choose a Network -->
Select MLWG2-XXXX
Accessing the Internet via a 3G USB Dongle
Stay connected to the internet with a 3G USB dongle connected to the MobileLite Wireless G2 USB port.
How to connect with a 3G USB dongle:
1. Tap the ‘Menu’ button, then tap
‘Settings’
2. Tap the 3G USB Setup under MOBILE
NETWORK CONNECTION See Figure
20.1.
3. Fill out the required information and
select ‘Apply’.
4. Check that bridge LED is ON to verify
that you have a successful connection to
the 3G USB dongle. See Figure 20.1.
Figure 20.2 – 3G USB Setup
NOTE: If needed, please contact your wireless carrier to help fill out the required information.
4G USB dongles are not compatible.
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Battery Backup
In addition to being its own Wi-Fi network, MobileLite Wireless can also be used as a battery backup. This
feature allows you to charge a device, like a mobile phone or tablet, using the built-in USB port.
To use this function, follow these steps:
If the device is powered on, press and hold the power button for three seconds or until
Power LED turns off.
Attach your mobile device to the USB port on Mobile-Lite Wireless (using its own Type-A
USB power cable.)
AJ
With MobileLite Wireless powered off, press the power button once and release; do NOT
press and hold the power button, as this will turn the wireless broadcast function on.
Once the power LED begins to flash, the unit is ready and your mobile device should be
charging.
( not drawn to scale )
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MobileLite Wireless G2 User Manual
For Android devices
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Table of Contents
II.
Introduction
24
III.
Installing the MobileLite Wireless Application
25
IV.
Getting to Know MobileLite Wireless G2
26
V.
Connecting MobileLite Wireless G2 as a Local Reader
27
VI.
Connecting to MobileLite Wireless G2 Over Wireless
27
VII.
Usage
28
VIII.
Photos
29
IX.
Videos
30
X.
Music
30
XI.
Settings
31
XII.
Accessing the Internet (Bridge Mode) and Network Connection
32
XIII.
Accessing the Internet (Hotspot and 3G USB Dongle)
33
XIV.
Battery Backup
34
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Introduction
MobileLite Wireless G2 (MLWG2) is a portable media reader that allows you to wirelessly stream digital media
content (such as music, photos and videos) to your tablet or phone. Serving as its own mobile wireless network,
MobileLite Wireless G2’s lithium-polymer battery gives you up to thirteen hours of Wi-Fi access to your digital
library (within a 30-foot range) anywhere you go. MobileLite Wireless G2 is the perfect solution for expanding
your on-the-go media library with devices that have no way of adding to, or expanding, their storage capacity.
What’s Included:
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1 MobileLite Wireless G2
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1 USB cable (1.5ft. A to Micro-B)
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1 MicroSD adapter
Requirements:
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(As a wired card reader) Computer running Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows
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Vista (SP2), Mac OS X (10.6.x+), Linux (v.2.6+ kernel) operating system
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Mobile devices running Android 4.0 (or newer)
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Mobile devices with Internet access to Google Play (to download the MobileLite Wireless App)
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Installing the MobileLite Wireless Application
To configure MobileLite Wireless G2, you must first install the MobileLite Wireless App (to your Android tablet or
phone) from Google Play (Internet access required). The MobileLite Wireless App is free and allows you to
customise the wireless network settings and wirelessly access the devices and content connected to MobileLite
Wireless G2. To install the App, please follow these steps:
1. Open Google Play from your Android phone or tablet and search for "Kingston mobilelite”. See Figure 4.1
below. Google Play may return multiple results for your search. Ensure that you select Kingston
MobileLite.
Figure 4.1 – Google Play search
4. Locate and select the MobileLite Wireless App by Kingston Digital, Inc. and tap the ‘Install’ button link.
See Figure 4.2.
Figure 4.2 – Kingston MobileLite App by Kingston Digital, ‘Install’
5. After selecting ‘Install’, you will need to accept the App permissions in order to begin the installation of the
MobileLite Wireless App to your device. See Figure 4.3.
Figure 4.3 – App permissions
Once the App has been installed, you may exit Google Play and proceed to the next section of this manual.
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Getting to Know MobileLite Wireless G2
I
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
A. USB 2.0 port - Allows you to connect an external USB Storage Device to MobileLite Wireless G2. It also
allows you to charge your mobile device.
B. SD slot - Allows you to connect a memory card (SD/SDHC/SDXC or any microSD w/ adapter) to MobileLite
Wireless G2.
C. Battery LED/Power* - Indicates current battery status and current power state.
D. Wi-Fi LED - Indicates current status of Wi-Fi broadcast.
E. Bridged LED - Indicates whether or not MobileLite Wireless G2 is bridged to an Internet gateway via Wi-Fi or
Ethernet.
F. Power button - Powers on or powers off the MobileLite Wireless G2 device. Short press (1 second): Power
bank mode/Long press (3 seconds): Wi-Fi mode.
G. Reset button - Allows you to reset the MobileLite Wireless G2 device to its original (default) configuration.
Hold the button down for more than 10 seconds.
H. Micro-B USB port - Allows you to charge MobileLite Wireless G2 or connect it to a standard USB port on your
computer for fast, easy data transfer. Each media expansion port will require its own drive letter if media are
inserted.
I. Ethernet port – Allows you to connect an Ethernet cable to create a hotspot for wireless internet access. Wi-Fi
mode will temporarily disable while connected to Ethernet.
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The battery LED also indicates how much battery time is left while the MobileLite Wireless G2 is powered on. Green indicates 51% - 100%
battery charge remaining; orange indicates 25% - 50% battery charge remaining; and red indicates less than 25% battery charge remaining.
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Connecting MobileLite Wireless G2 as a Local Reader
To add content to MobileLite Wireless G2, you can connect it to a computer using the USB cable that came with
the device (with one of the supported expansion media slots occupied) or you can copy content directly to a USB,
SD or MicroSD (using the accompanied adapter) drive and insert the media into the appropriate slot on the
MobileLite Wireless G2.
When connected to a computer, MobileLite Wireless G2
behaves like any standard media reader device, creating a data
volume on your PC or Mac for each media type that you have
inserted on the G2MLW (i.e. USB, SD, MicroSD). You can
populate each volume with digital content that you can later
share or access wirelessly via the MobileLite Wireless
application.
When copying content to the media, it is highly recommended
that you create folders on each volume to help you organise and
quickly locate files each time that you update and/or change the
content of MobileLite Wireless G2 (as opposed to dumping all of
your files onto the root volume or into a single folder). For
example, you may want to store all of your music files in a folder
called “My Music”, or keep all of your photos in a separate folder
called “My Pictures”.
When you are finished loading content, please safely disconnect
MobileLite Wireless G2 from your computer.
This will
automatically power the device off. To turn it back on, press
and hold the power button for 3 seconds.
Connecting to MobileLite Wireless G2 over Wi-Fi
MobileLite Wireless G2 is its own wireless network. When browsing for Wi-Fi networks from your Android device,
you will see ‘MLWG2-XXXX’ in the list of available networks to join.
Settings --> Wi-Fi option --> Choose a Network (MLWG2-XXXX by default) (XXXX indicates the last four
characters of the device’s unique MAC address. The MAC address of your device could be found on the bottom
of the MobileLite Wireless G2.)
By default, there is no password and when you connect to the MobileLite Wireless from your Android device, you
are establishing a dedicated link to MobileLite Wireless G2 over that wireless signal. Once you connect to
MobileLite Wireless G2, you will substitute your tablet/phone’s Internet connection with MobileLite Wireless G2’s
wireless connection. This means you will no longer have access to the Internet. However, MobileLite Wireless
G2 does provide a bridging function that allows you to maintain access to MobileLite Wireless G2’s content while
connecting to a Wi-Fi Internet connection. Please see page 11 for the bridging configuration.
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Usage
Once you’re connected to the MobileLite Wireless G2 network, you can begin accessing its content from your
Android tablet or phone by following these steps:
1. Open the MobileLite Wireless App on your Android tablet or phone.
2. Tap the MobileLite icon in the MobileLite Wireless App.
3. Tap the Device Name link, i.e. MLWG2-XXXX (192.168.201.254). This will list the devices inserted in the
MobileLite Wireless G2.
4. Browse and select the media you wish to access. Only supported file types can be opened. See below.
A. The files button displays media devices
connected to the MobileLite Wireless G2.
Accessing either media device will display all
content stored on the device regardless of its
type or extension.
A
B
C
D
E
Note: Multiple partitions are supported. If a
USB device with multiple partitions is
connected, it will be displayed as USB1,
USB2 and so on. If an SD card is inserted
then it will be displayed as SD_Card1,
SD_Card2 and so on.
B. Buttons B, C & D are all filter buttons and
display only the content associated with each
represented type.
The picture button
represents photo/image file types. MobileLite
Wireless G2 will search through all files and
folders on the device and list the supported
image file types in thumbnail view.
C. The filmstrip button represents video file types.
MobileLite Wireless G2 will search through all
files and folders on the device and display the
supported video file types.
D. The musical note button represents music or
audio files. MobileLite Wireless G2 will use this
filter to search through all files and folders for
supported music file types.
E. The ‘more option' button allows you to access
search, new folder*, settings and help. *(new
folder option is available when you select a
filter button or one of the media options).
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Photos
If you want to delete, email or copy/move an image, you can do so by simply tapping on the ‘drop down bar’ to the
right of the image under the files button. Doing so will enable the different options seen Figure 8.1.
Figure 8.1 – Enable ‘drop down bar’ options
You will also have the option to upload images to social media like Facebook or Twitter within these options.
Please see Figure 8.2.
A. Facebook button - Share/post photo(s) directly to
Facebook using the credentials.
B. Twitter button - Share/post directly to Twitter using
the credentials.
C. Email button – Allows you to email a file (up to
25MB) using the default e-mail client set up on your
Android device.
D. Move/Copy – Move or copy files from one media
device to another.
A
E
B
D
C
E. Delete – Delete the file from your media devices.
Figure 8.2 – ‘Drop down bar’ options
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Videos
Like photos, if you want to email, copy or delete a video, you can do so by going to the files button and enabling
the ‘drop down bar’ options. Please see Figure 9.1.
Figure 9.1 – Action menu, copy buttons enabled
Music
The MobileLite Wireless app has a built in media player that enables you to listen to music while viewing a
slideshow or browsing the web.
To get started, simply navigate to the Music media button in order to filter all music and select the desired song.
Doing so will automatically launch the music player and begin playing the chosen song.
Show / Hide media player options
Song Name
Progress Bar
Single Tap / replay playlist
Double Tap / repeat song
Enable / Disable Shuffle
Volume Control
Previous Song
Next Song
Play / Pause
Figure 9.2 – Media Player Controls
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Settings and Configuring MobileLite Wireless G2
Using the MobileLite Wireless App, you can customise the wireless network settings for MobileLite Wireless G2.
The default settings are: Device Name: MLWG2-XXXX, Auto Shutdown: Never, Visibility Status: ON,
Wireless Channel: 11, and Security: None.
To access MobileLite Wireless G2’s Network Settings, please follow these steps:
3. Select the Kingston MLW icon on your Android phone or tablet.
4. Select the Device Name link, i.e. MobileLite Wireless G2 (192.168.200.254).
5. Tap on the ‘more options’ button and select ‘settings’.
Note: Settings is broken up into three sections, General, Connection
Settings and Network Connection.
General
Name: This is the SSID name that appears in the list
of available wireless networks on your mobile device.
Battery: Battery life indicator.
Auto Shutdown: If enabled, the MLWG2 will
automatically shut down at the selected time given. (30
minutes – 5 hours)
Firmware: Current firmware version of MobileLite
Wireless G2.
Reboot: Restarts the MobileLite Wireless. (soft boot)
Figure 10.1 – Display under ‘General’
Connection Settings
Visible: Controls whether or not the SSID
name is broadcast in the list of available
wireless networks.
Channel:
The wireless channel that
MobileLite Wireless G2 is currently using.
Figure 60.2 – ‘Connection Settings’ display
Security: Controls whether or not users will
be prompted for a password when joining
the MobileLite Wireless G2 network. The
default setting is ‘None’.
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If the visibility status has been turned off, you can still join the MobileLite Wireless G2 network by entering the SSID manually on your Android
phone or tablet, as long as you know the ‘Device Name’. Please note that a password will be required if the security option is enabled.
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Accessing the Internet (Bridge Mode) and Network Connection
Traditionally, the Wi-Fi antenna on your Android device is used to access the Internet. The MobileLite Wireless
G2, however, uses the Wi-Fi antenna on your Android device to stream content, which effectively disconnects
your Android device from the Internet. Fortunately, MobileLite Wireless G2’s Wi-Fi antenna supports bidirectional traffic and can be used for implementing a feature called Bridge Mode. This mode allows you to be
connected to MobileLite Wireless G2 while it is connected to a Wi-Fi network (as a host client) that has access to
the Internet.
To set up this feature and see a list of available wireless networks in your range, open the MobileLite Wireless
App and select ‘more options’ to access the settings. Under the ‘Network Connection’ section (Figure 11.1), tap
on the Wi-Fi network that you want to connect to. After making your selection, MobileLite Wireless G2 will prompt
you for the Wi-Fi password (if security is enabled) and reboot. If there is no password, the device will
automatically reboot.
Once MobileLite Wireless G2 has rebooted, you will be prompted to select a wireless network. You MUST select
your MobileLite Wireless G2 network in order to maintain access to its contents. Since you’ve already connected
to the network via MobileLite Wireless’s App, there is no need to select it from the list again. If you do select it,
you will be disconnected from MobileLite Wireless G2.
To verify that you have successfully enabled Bridge Mode:
1. Select the MobileLite Wireless App icon on your
Android device.
2. Select the Device Name link, i.e. MLWG2-XXXX (192.168.201.254).
3. Tap on the ‘more options’ button to
select settings.
4. Scroll down to WiFi
Network Connection.
When the lists of wireless networks appear, you
will notice a 'tick' symbol located to the right of the
network you selected in the MobileLite Wireless
App. See Figure 11.1. This indicates that the
bridge function is working properly and you are
connected to MobileLite Wireless G2 and the
Internet at the same time.
So, if you're streaming content from the MobileLite
Wireless G2 to your Android device and need to
quickly look something up on-line, just open your
default browser and away you go.
When you want the device to forget a wireless
network, click the ‘Forget Network’ button. See
Figure 19.1. The bridge LED will turn off. Now the
blue ‘tick’ symbol will no longer appear next to any
network. This indicates that the bridge function is
disabled.
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Accessing the Internet via the Ethernet Port (Hotspot)
If you have a wired internet connection, you can plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the Kingston
MobileLite Wireless G2. This allows you to create a hotspot for wireless internet access. While connected to the
Ethernet, the Wi-Fi bridge mode is disabled temporally until the Ethernet cable is removed.
NOTE: Only compatible with DHCP.
Simply connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port.
Check that the bridge LED is ON to verify that you have a
successful connection to the router. See Figure 20.1.
If you haven’t already, connect to the MLWG2 in your
mobile device’s Wi-Fi settings.
Figure 20.1 – Bridge LED
Settings App --> Wi-Fi option --> Choose a Network -->
Select MLWG2-XXXX
Accessing the Internet via a 3G USB Dongle
Stay connected to the internet with a 3G USB dongle connected to the MobileLite Wireless G2 USB port.
How to connect with a 3G USB dongle:
1. Tap on the ‘more options’ button
to select settings.
2. Scroll down and turn ON the
Mobile 3G Dongle option MOBILE
3G Dongle. See Figure 20.2.
3. Fill in the required information
and select ‘Save’.
4. Check that the bridge LED is ON
to verify that you have a successful
connection to the 3G USB dongle.
See Figure 20.1.
Figure 20.2 – 3G USB setup
NOTE: If needed, please contact your wireless carrier to help fill in the required information.
4G USB dongles are not compatible.
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Battery Backup
In addition to being its own Wi-Fi network, MobileLite Wireless G2 can also be used as a battery backup. This
feature allows you to charge a device, like a mobile phone or tablet, using the built-in USB port.
To use this function, follow these steps:
If the device is powered on, press and hold the power button for three seconds or until
Power LED turns off.
Attach your mobile device to the USB port on MobileLite Wireless G2 (using its own Type-A
USB power cable.)
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With MobileLite Wireless G2 powered off, press the power button once and release. Do
NOT press and hold the power button, as this will turn the wireless broadcast function on.
Once the power LED begins to flash, the unit is ready and your mobile device should be
charging.
( not drawn to scale )
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