Seems a bit like Microsoft's release of WIN ME to fund WIN XP. That POS software never did work. Perhaps the x36HP line is like that.I was going to wait till the end of the day to post something similar just to give Uniden the benefit of the doubt. Frustration is exploding all over the forum and still no update from Uniden. It's truly amazing to witness the total lack of communication, respect, and loyalty to the customer from Uniden. They do not answer emails, telephone contact is all but impossible, and no official word here on the forums, amazing! I have owned just about every type of scanner Uniden has sold and while some have had issues nothing compares to the 536. Just to get my feed online I had to use "workarounds" because they did not include a line out function on the radio, presumably because the app would take the place, but who really knows? I have waited very patiently and have held my tongue on the forums but enough is enough Uniden, please give us some answers!
Upman or Moderator:While we are, in fact, working on this, I have no update to provide at this time.
Paul, this is really so simple, if you can get one of the $3.50 hardware USB dongles working, the App can be FULLY vetted regardless of the final wireless dongle.Well, as you can see an update that says there is not an update doesn't travel well. Anyone here work for Broadcom? I could use another lever to push. Meanwhile, we have restarted app development using other methods (more tedious/convoluted) that will avoid the intrinsic issues with the adapter. Until the app developer can assess fully the schedule impact, I can't really provide a timeline update (which, I know, is what everyone really wants).
JamesO-Paul, this is really so simple, if you can get one of the $3.50 hardware USB dongles working, the App can be FULLY vetted regardless of the final wireless dongle.
Unfortunately you are one of the many that DO NOT UNDERSTAND.JamesO-
You keep saying you want a hardwired dongle. That's great for you, but probably isn't practical for anyone else...including myself. Pretty hard to get a hardwire ethernet connection with the scanner mounted in a console in my truck.
Unfortunately you are one of the many that DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
Like anything in life, things take time and you have to OPEN up your mind to the BIGGER picture.. But Uniden was hardset and decided to go with a WiFi adapter out of the gate, BIG MISTAKE. What they should have considered was exactly what I have suggested, Phase 1 = Hardwire, Phase 2 = Wifi.
If a hardware would have been implemented, the App and features would have been operational NOW. Then for anyone that wanted/needs WiFi in a mobile or stationary application, this could be EASILY accomplished assuming you did not mind spending no more than $50 for a wireless client. Also adding a wireless client that may be an actual router you might actually get much further range with diversity antennas, adjustable and higher transmit power AND connections for external antennas that can be mounted for greater incident scene range.
The Uniden WiFi dongle is very limited and does not give you any/many options.
So for everyone that says hardwired would not work for them, I FULLY understand, however, I am pushing to get ANYTHING working and moving along AND a hardwired option would give far greater networking stability and flexibility.
If and when Unided can get their WiFi dongle sorted out it could be released, until then at least there would be working Apps and an interface that worked and if people needed wireless, they could add their own external wireless client adapter.
Simple, no need to use Ad Hoc, as you just use the same device in a Router mode. In router mode, you can connect the phone and the scanner to the router and you have a network even without the WAN connection as it is not required in this configuration. Simple and flexible.Last comment from me, I don't want to contribute to another Siren App thread being closed.
How are you supposed to connect to the scanner via an app Ad Hoc in your aforementioned setup? You can't. WiFi isn't the problem, it's the vendor of the card they have picked.
But, keep dreaming, there won't be a hardwire version of the dongle.
Simple, no need to use Ad Hoc, as you just use the same device in a Router mode. In router mode, you can connect the phone and the scanner to the router and you have a network even without the WAN connection as it is not required in this configuration. Simple and flexible.
This is what Unidern and EVERYONE else is missing, a wired dongle gives SO MUCH more flexibility.