Jan 2, 2018

Connecting to Universal Ground Control Station (UgCS) with DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Objective: Connecting to Universal Ground Control Station (UgCS) with DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Prepared by: henry pai
Began on: 2 Jan 2018
Last edit: 2 Jan 2018

For DJI Phantom 4 Pro and UgCS, the mobile Android device (tablet or cell phone) and laptop need to be on the same network.  This is specified on page 6 of the DJI UgCS manual (url: https://www.ugcs.com/files/manuals/mc.v.2.9/UgCS-for-DJI_User_manual_2.9.pdf).

Prior to testing connectivity, ensure mobile apps (DJI Go 4, UgCS for DJI) and desktop software (UgCS for Desktop) are updated.

In the field, the "network" does not necessarily need to be connected to the internet (be sure to cache flight area before going to field w/o internet!).  To have both mobile device and laptop on the same network, we recommend two methods

  • Connectify software on laptop to make laptop into network access point (note, be careful as some tablets are only 2.4 GHz capable and laptop settings will need to be changed; useful links here and here).  After installation, set up the network name and password.  Final note, the free version times out after 30 minutes so be sure to restart in between swapping batteries.
  • Portable router with both mobile device and laptop connected to.  Network settings and setup on pages 11-29 of manual


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