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Using the Network Helper
Introduction

If you have trouble connecting your InnoTab® MAX to Wi-Fi, the Network Helper tool can test your connection and help identify some common issues. The Network Helper also creates a log of your test results that Consumer Services may use to try and help you connect. This tutorial will show you how to use the Network Helper and where to find this log file.


If you have already run the Network Helper, skip to step 2.


Note: The Network Helper is not available in some earlier versions of the InnoTab® Max firmware. If you are able to connect to Wi-Fi, please update your firmware to be able to see the Network Helper. If you cannot connect to Wi-Fi at all and cannot update your firmware, please contact VTech's Consumer Services department for assistance.


Step 1 - Run the Network Helper

If you haven't been able to register your tablet because of connection problems, you can run the Network Helper by touching the link in the registration reminder pop-up.



Network Helper



If you have already registered your tablet, you can find the Network Helper in Parental Controls.

Enter Parental Controls by dragging the Parental Controls iconParental Controls iconto the circle at the center of the screen. Then, enter your Parental Controls passcode.



Parental Controls



Tap on the Tablet Settings icon.



Tablet Settings



Tap on "Network Helper".



Network Helper



If you are already successfully connected to a network, touch the "Next" button. Otherwise, to choose a network, touch "Select Network."



Select Network



Make sure Wi-Fi is on. The tablet will then list the available networks. Touch the network that you would like, and enter a password if needed. When the connection is set up, touch the check mark to return to the Network Helper.



Make sure Wi-Fi is On



The Network Helper tool will then proceed to check the status of your connection. Touch "Next" on each screen to proceed to the next step. If the tool encounters any errors, touch the "See Summary" button in the lower corner to end the test.



Network Helper



The Network Helper test is complete when you see the Test Summary screen. If you wish to run the checkup again touch the "Test Another Network" button.



Network Helper Summary




Step 2 - Copy the Log File to Your Computer

First, connect the InnoTab® MAX to your computer using the included micro USB cable, and make sure the tablet is turned on.


If an AutoPlay window appears, select "Open device to view files." Otherwise, open the Start Menu and go to "Computer" or open Windows Explorer.


Note: On a Mac, find the InnoTab® MAX either on your desktop or by opening the FinderFinder icon. All of the following instructions are the same.



AutoPlay Window screen capture
Start Menu, Computer

Open the INT drive from the InnoTab® MAX



INT drive



Open the "vtech" folder, and then open the "VTNetworkHelper" folder inside of it.



VTNetworkHelper folder



From inside the "VTNetworkHelper" folder, copy the file "vtnet_log.txt" to your computer.


TIP: If you close other windows, you can drag this file to your desktop. If you save it somewhere else, be sure to remember where you put it so you can find it to email to Consumer Services.



Drag to desktop screen capture




Step 3 - Email the File to Consumer Services

Email the file to our Consumer Services team along with a brief description of the type of connection problem you're having. A Consumer Services representative will get back to you and try to assist you.


In the US, email:
Vtechkids@vtechkids.com


In Canada, email:
toys@vtechcanada.com