How Do I Know if My Vesper XB-8000 AIS WiFi Has Been Disabled or Has Stopped Working?

Question:

I have a Vesper XB-8000 AIS system in my boat, an Eagle 26.  It doesn't seem to be broadcasting a wifi signal anymore, and on my marine traffic app it currently shows that it hasn't sent any info for over 20 days. I'm currently running the boat 7 days a week.  I've watched the system intently and can see my splitter showing that it is sending a signal every 3 minutes while I'm docked. 

I have tried entering all of the network  information manually into my phone but it still won't show up.  Looking for some advice for troubleshooting this.  - Rob

Answer:

It sounds like the Vespers inbuilt WiFi may have been disabled. The way to check this is to connect to the Vesper via USB – there is a check mark in the settings under WiFi tab that allows your to enable or disable WiFi.

https://support.vespermarine.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001774395-XB-8000-Class-B-AIS-Transponder-Owner-s-Guide#h_01EG2HCTNCJHW9J42B453HSTX9

In the settings you will also be able to view the status tab which may tell you more about why the signal isn’t being transmitted.

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