Connecting your OT-2 to Wi-Fi offers an improved experience using your robot and the Opentrons App.

  • You can run protocols wirelessly from anywhere you can connect to the same network
  • Our Support Team is better able to diagnose and fix any problems you may encounter

Please read Networking Requirements for the OT-2 to ensure your networking environment is properly configured. Also, please ensure you are running the latest version of the Opentrons App and that your robot is fully up-to-date.

Only change the Wi-Fi network of your robot while connected via USB-to-Ethernet. Changing the Wi-Fi network of a robot while you are connected over Wi-Fi can prevent the app from communicating with the robot in the case the robot connects to a network your computer is not also connected to.

Connecting to a WPA2 Personal network

WPA2 Personal is a standard Wi-Fi network that requires a password. To connect to a WPA2 Personal network:

  1. Select the network in the list
  2. Enter your password
  3. Click “Join” or press “Enter/Return” on your keyboard
  4. The robot will attempt to join to the selected network

Connecting to a WPA2 Enterprise network

A WPA2 Enterprise network (also known as 802.1x and “eduroam”) is a Wi-Fi network with  extra authentication mechanisms for extra security. We have listed the supported security types below with the credentials you will need to request from your IT team to connect. Please contact your IT department if you are unsure of any of these credentials:

EAP-TTLS with TLS (ttls/eap-tls)

  • Username (required)
  • Anonymous Identity (optional)
  • CA Certificate File (optional)
  • Private Key File (optional)
  • Private Key Password (optional)
  • Inner Client Certificate File (required)
  • Inner Private Key File (required)
  • Inner Private Key Password (optional)
  • Inner CA Certificate File (optional)

EAP-TTLS with MS-CHAP v2 (ttls/eap-mschapv2)

  • Username (required)
  • Password (required)
  • Anonymous Identity (optional)
  • CA Certificate File (optional)
  • Client Certificate File (optional)
  • Private Key File (optional)
  • Private Key Password (optional)

EAP-TTLS with MD5 (ttls/eap-md5)

  • Username (required)
  • Password (required)
  • Anonymous Identity (optional)
  • CA Certificate File (optional)
  • Client Certificate File (optional)
  • Private Key File (optional)
  • Private Key Password (optional)

EAP-PEAP with MS-CHAP v2 (peap/eap-mschapv2)

  • Username (required)
  • Password (required)
  • Anonymous Identity (optional)
  • CA Certificate File (optional)

EAP-TLS (tls)

  • Username (required)
  • Client Certificate File (required)
  • Private Key File (required)
  • Private Key Password (optional)
  • CA Certificate File (optional)

To connect to a WPA2 Enterprise network:

  1. Select the network in the list
  2. Enter your credentials
  3. For text credentials like “Username”, type them in
  4. For password credentials like “Password”, type them in and toggle the “Show Password” checkbox if you would like to double-check them
  5. For file credentials like “Client Certificate File”, either:
  6. Select a previously uploaded certificate from the list, or
  7. Select “Add new…” to upload a new file
  8. Click “Join” or press “Enter/Return” on your keyboard
  9. The robot will attempt to join to the selected network

Connecting to an open Wi-Fi network

The OT-2 supports connecting to Wi-Fi networks without any security. We do not recommend connecting your robot to unsecured networks, because anybody could then connect to the network and control your robot. Also, please note that the OT-2 does not support networks that use a captive-portal.

If you are aware of the risk and would still like to connect to an open network:

  1. Select the network in the list
  2. The robot will attempt to join the selected network

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