QuickStart

Where do I install CoachProxy?

  1. Find a place to plug in CoachProxy unit. You are plugging in a connector that can only be inserting one way. So don’t worry, find an open port and just plug it in. Suggested locations in order of preference:
    1. Inside the passenger side console (beside the passenger captain’s chair)
    2. Behind the refrigerator exterior access panel
    3. Directly into the Spyder Controls House Panel (usually inside at the rear of the coach)
    4. Directly into the Spyder Controls Chassis Panel (usually inside the front bay under the driver’s seat)

  2. Wait about 2 minutes for CoachProxy to fully start up.

How do I connect to CoachProxy?

  1. After installing CoachProxy, allow about 2 minutes for it to fully boot the first time.
  2. Connect to the CoachProxy Wi-Fi network
    Wi-Fi Name: CoachProxy_xxxxxx
    Wi-Fi Password: coachproxy01
  3. Open your web browser and type in 192.168.41.1 and press enter or go.
  4. CoachProxy should load right up and you can control your coach!

Change your CoachProxy Direct Wi-Fi settings

This is an important step as it will prevent others from connecting to and controlling your coach.

  1. After installation, Connect to CoachProxy and Touch / Click on the top left Menu (three horizontal bars), go to the System panel and look for ‘CoachProxy Direct Wi-Fi’ section. (Not to be confused with ‘Join Your Wi-Fi’)
  2. Update the Wi-Fi name and Password areas to suit your desired values
  3. Touch / Click on the Checkmark at the bottom of the section.

NOTE: You will be disconnected from CoachProxy and need to re-connect using the new Wi-Fi name and password you’ve just set. If you forget what this is, you can always Reset your CoachProxy to defaults with the procedure at the bottom of this guide.

Connect CoachProxy to Your Wi-Fi Network

Note: This section is for joining your CoachProxy to your existing Wi-Fi network.

  1. After installation, connect to CoachProxy and Touch / Click on the top left Menu (three horizontal bars),  go to the System panel and look for ‘Join Your Wi-Fi’ section. (Not to be confused with ‘CoachProxy Direct Wi-Fi’)
  2. Provide your Wi-Fi Network Name by either:
    Join Your Wi-Fi
    1. Click ‘Scan for your Wi-Fi’ and select it from the ‘Select network’ drop down
    2. Manually enter your existing Wi-Fi network’s Name into the ‘Network Name’ area.
      Note: The Wi-Fi Network Name is case sensitive!
  3. Enter your Wi-Fi network’s Password into the ‘Network Password’ area
    Note: The Wi-Fi Network Password is case sensitive!
  4. Touch / Click on on the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the section.
  5. Watch the screen for status messages as CoachProxy attempts to connect for any issues.
  6. Once connected, CoachProxy will provide the IP address your network gave CoachProxy.
  7. Connect your Phone, Tablet or Computer back to your existing Wi-Fi network (not the CoachProxy Direct Wi-Fi network).
  8. Type in the IP address that was provided by CoachProxy into the web browser.
  9. After a few seconds, CoachProxy should be displayed.
  10. If you will not be using CoachProxy over a remote connection, please now save a link to this page on your desktop or device home page for easy access.

NOTE: It is NOT recommended to use the CoachProxy Direct Wi-Fi connection if you have CoachProxy connected to your network.

Setup Remote Access Service

  1. Be sure your CoachProxy device is connected to a network that has Internet access.
  2. Connect to CoachProxy and Touch / Click on the top left Menu (three horizontal bars),  go to the System panel.
  3. Under the ‘Network Information’ section, look for ‘Remote Access Capable’.
    Note: If ‘Remote Access Capable’ is ‘No’, please check your settings and try again.
  4. If ‘Remote Access Capable’ is ‘Yes’, purchase the ‘Remote Access Service
  5. During the purchase process, you will need to input the Serial Number of your CoachProxy device.  This is located on the System panel of your CoachProxy device directly above the ‘Reboot’ button.
  6. After you’ve completed the Checkout process, please go to your ‘Subscriptions‘ page.
  7. Click on the ‘Update CoachProxy Link’ button
  8. Confirm your CoachProxy Serial Number is correct, and provide the ‘MyURL Path’ and ‘Authentication Code’ you’d like to use.
  9. Click ‘Update’
  10. Your new MyPath URL will be active within 60 seconds.  A link to the active path is provided both on the ‘Subscriptions‘ page, as well as the ‘Link your CoachProxy’ section.
  11. Please test your new link after a minute by entering in the URL you just created.
  12. After authenticating, your CoachProxy interface should be visible!
  13. Please save a link to this page as your new desktop link for easy access.
    Details on how to do this can be found by doing a Google search on ‘How to create a website link on my desktop’

Suggestion:
– In order to conserve data on your internet plan, you may wish to create two links on your desktop:

  1. One for when you’re at home and can use the local network address.
  2. Aother for when you’re away from home and can utilize the ‘Remote Access’ service.

Reset CoachProxy to Factory Defaults

  1. Go to a Spyder control panel that has a ‘Panel Lights’ button. (Bathroom panels, Bedroom panel, Entry door panel)
  2. Starting with the Panel Lights ON, press the Panel Lights button 5 times within 3 seconds. (Off, On, Off, On, Off)
    The panel light will blink once to confirm the command was received, then twice more immediately before the CoachProxy reboots with Factory default values.

Please wait at least two minutes and then connect to CoachProxy directly to reconfigure.

Upgrade CoachProxy to the latest software

Current Software Version: 1.4

Note: This process requires the ability to write to a microSD card. This can be achieved with a USB Card reader, or by using a microSD to SD adapter and an existing SD card slot on your computer.


Click for microSD Card Animation
  1. Download the latest version of CoachProxy (please use the Contact Us page to request the link for your Coach)
    Note: Please compare your in-use software version ( Available from the ‘System’ pane within CoachProxy ) to the ‘Current Software Version’ at the top of this article. If they match, no need to update.
  2. Unzip the upgraded image (the resulting file will be about 4gb and end with .img file extension).
  3. Unplug CoachProxy from the SpyderControls network.
  4. Remove the microSD card from CoachProxy
    • If you are looking at the bottom of the CoachProxy, the microSD card will be in a recess opposite the USB and Network ports
    • The microSD card simply pulls out. Tweezers or something similar may help remove the card.
  5. Flash the microSD card using the procedure for your operating system:
  6. Once the image is written to the microSD card, re-insert it into the CoachProxy
    • Note that if viewing the CoachProxy upside down, the label of the microSD card will be toward you, and the pins toward the CoachProxy board.
  7. When you plug the device into your Coach, you’ll need to re-configure your device as new using our Quick Start guide.

Please wait at least two minutes and then connect to CoachProxy directly to reconfigure.