Connecting to System from the Welcome Screen

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Connecting to System from the Welcome Screen

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When Wisenet WAVE Client is first launched, the Wisenet WAVE Welcome Screen (shown below) automatically detects and displays the Systems in your local networks and Systems that have been recently accessed. Local Systems can be accessed with a username and password. If a user is logged into WAVE Sync (see "Logging in to WAVE Sync"), Cloud Systems are also displayed. No login is required to open WAVE Sync portal.

Up to eight System tiles are displayed on the Welcome Screen, with a new page opening for each group of eight. When more than one page is open, you will see navigation arrows below the System tiles, with a dot that indicates the position of the current page. To search for a specific System, use the search bar above the tiles. Systems that are unavailable at the moment are grayed out and may be deleted from the display.

Connecting to System and Working Offline - 1

The Client can connect to Systems running different version of Wisenet WAVE. The product version is displayed in a yellow block on the lower right corner of the System tile if it is not the same version as the Client. If a System is incompatible with the Client, the block will be red. See "Launching Wisenet WAVE in Compatibility Mode" for information on resolving client/System version discrepancies.

! IMPORTANT: Compatible hardware supports Safe Mode booting. The hardware boots up in Safe Mode if something has happened during a previous boot. In this case it is possible to connect to a server, but it is not possible to perform any configuration.

To connect to a System

Click on the tile for the desired System. If it is compatible with the client a connection dialog will open.

Enter a login and password.

Optionally, check Save password so in the future clicking on the tile will connect directly to the System using the saved credentials.

Optionally, check Auto-login to bypass the Welcome Screen in the future and instead connect directly to the System when Wisenet WAVE launches.

Click Connect.

To edit or hide a System connection

For local Systems that are online, a context menu is available that lets you edit or hide the System tile. Right-click on a tile or click on the three dots in the upper-right corner to open this menu.

Edit expands the tile to the connection dialog without logging to the System. This is useful, for example, if you need to log in using a different account or server address, but a password is saved or auto-login is in enabled. Fields that can be edited will display a pencil icon when the cursor hovers over them. Select from the available options in the pulldown menu for the IP address and Login fields and choose your desired settings for Save password or Auto-login.

Hide simply moves the System tile to the end of the display queue (last tile on last page) when a System is online. (For an offline System, an "X" button appears on the System tile. Clicking this X button removes the System completely - the tile won't appear on the Welcome Screen again unless the System is online.)

Working Offline

Even when you are not connected to a System, the Welcome Screen main menu provides the following:

Connect to server lets you connect to a specific server using its IP address. See "Connecting to a Specific Server".

Browse Local Files use the Welcome Screen as a media player. See "Playing Local Video Files in Wisenet WAVE".

New launches a Welcome Screen in a new window.

Start Screen Recording toggles screen recording of an entire window. See "Screen Recording (Windows Only)".

Local Settings opens the Local Settings dialog where you can choose language, display time and other global setting. See "Customizing Look and Feel of Wisenet WAVE".

About displays important System and network configuration information. See "Collecting Additional Information".

Exit closes the window (shortcut Alt+F4)