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Connecting PyPilot Into Existing Boat Network
Following my earlier post, I've got the TinyPilot Computer and Hydraulic Controller all hooked into my aged AutoHelm setup.  I'm now looking at how to hook the TinyPilot Computer into my existing network.  I've got a couple of questions:

TinyPilot is currently working in 'Master (AP)' mode.  I want to get it to connect to my existing network so that it can then get GPS and wind data etc. from my NMEA feed.  I can connect to the 'pypilot' network, and within the WiFi front-end, in the 'Tinypilot Wireless Configuration' page there's an option to move from 'Master (AP)' to 'Managed (client)'.  Is there any documentation that explains how this works?  I've had bad experiences previously with running headless devices where I've managed to loose all connectivity after a bit of finger trouble with some configuration changes.  Do I need to SSH to the computer and edit some configuration files to specify the details of the boat network I'm going to connect to before moving to 'Managed (client)' mode?

When running OpenCPN, I've installed and enabled the PyPilot plugin.  I've connected to the pypilot network and opened a connection to within OpenCON and can see the data coming from the TinyPilot Computer.  But the 'Preferences' button on the OpenCPN plugin remains greyed-out.  Is there something else I need to do to get the plugin to work?

You can ssh to edit the networking, as well as change back to AP mode from the lcd menu using the remote.

the pypilot plugin does not have preferences from the plugin list, so it should be disabled. You can configure it after opening the main dialog from the toolbar.

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