Initial Hotspot Startup Guide & Portal Loading Troubleshooting
This article pertains to startup and setup issues pertaining to Skyroam Solis and a.skyroam.com. With Solis, the circular light or "halo" around the WiFi start button will be spiraling clockwise during this time, which is normal during the initialization time period.
What is happening during the Skyroam Solis boot up?
The hotspot is loading and searching for cellular service. There are two steps of the initialization sequence:
- Discovery of roaming network
- Discovery of local cellular network and obtaining a virtual SIM
Common startup issues and questions
If your Skyroam is having problems loading or updating, then the first thing we generally recommend to do is try to change locations.
The table below describes common startup issues/complaints and troubleshooting that can be tried to improve the situation.
|Hotspot will not load past 15%.||
1. Country has no service
2. Hotspot needs firmware update. (see instructions)
3. Signal is weak / unstable
4. Hotspot is very old and may be time to upgrade.
5. Cannot connect to local network.
|Hotspot loads past 50%-99%||If the hotspot loads past 50%, then there is a greater||
There is a greater chance waiting or smaller location changes will solve the problem on its own.
Please keep in mind that the Skyroam Solis may take up to 5-10 minutes to initialize if signal is weak or if the hotspot is trying to download an over the air update through the connection, so oftentimes giving the hotspot some additional time without power cycling will bypass the issue.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if the above troubleshooting fails.