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    That's great news! Please tell us what the issue was so the next person with the same problem searching for the answer can benefit from your answer.
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    I am having issues connecting with my new 2 Star as well. Matt has been extremely helpful in the process. Mine goes all the way to Web Control on but will not let me register the grill at MAK mobile. I sent MAK some information they requested, I am hoping they got it. Again, very helpful and pleasant. Great customer support as everyone has always stated.

  3. #13
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    I'm having a lot of difficulty configuring my wifi on a new 1 Star. I repeatedly received the "WEB CTRL / CHK SSID" error message so I searched this forum & came across this thread. I created a new wifi network & password. Both are 1 word and are all CAPS with no lowercase, numbers or special characters but I still receive the error.

    I called MAK & was told that I need to speak to a certain person (it may have been Matt... I can't recall his name). I was transferred to his voice mail. His outgoing message said that he'd be out until Monday (I assume that meant today - Monday 7/18/16) so I left a message. So far its been 3 1/2 hours & no call back. I'd like to resolve this today while I have time as I return to work tomorrow after being off for 2 weeks.

    I'm trying to connect to a wifi network that is driven by an Apple AirPort using WPA2 Personal security. My network does not have a WEP key so I've left all of the zeros on that setting. Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
    I'm having the same issue except my 2 star is connecting perfectly then disconnecting about 15 minutes later giving me the CHK SSID error message.I've even moved the grill to within 25 ft of the apple router. I'm starting to rethink my need for wifi..
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    Fantastic help is waiting for you to call at MAK Grills. Matt will get you up and WiFi'ing.
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  5. #15
    Talked to Matt and he seems to be very helpful, but I need to be at the grill while he is on duty ,unfortunately I would have to take off work to make that happen.I'm going to try again this friday.
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  6. #16
    1 year later problem still not resolved . I've come to believe that MAK Wi-Fi is just not compatible with Verizon fios. I've given up after many calls to Verizon and quite a few calls with Matt and Dennis. I'm glad for and jealous of those who actually got it working properly.Unfortunately I can't imagine that I would ever trust mak wifi with a long /overnight cook.
    I still love my 2 star general without the wifi.
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  7. #17
    Frankan9, This is going to sound strange, but give this a try: Set your WiFi router passphrase to 13 characters. Not at least 13, but 13 exactly (no spaces), and see if it helps.

    Also make sure there are no spaces in the router SSID name.

    Years ago at the computer shop we learned that for some reason the algorithms used for WiFi security are more compatible with more devices using a 13 character passphrase.

    Adding a second router setup as a repeater, closer to your MAK, may also help with this.
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    I'll give it one more try
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