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 ===== How to setup Mylaps Practice? ​ ===== ===== How to setup Mylaps Practice? ​ =====
   - **Check you have correct timing equipment**. You need to have Mylaps timing decoder with very small LED screen(For RC car racing e.g. RC4) and timing loop installed. Here is nothing special if you've had races on your track. The equipment and setup is the same. Only exception is that you don't need a computer to run Mylaps Practice.   - **Check you have correct timing equipment**. You need to have Mylaps timing decoder with very small LED screen(For RC car racing e.g. RC4) and timing loop installed. Here is nothing special if you've had races on your track. The equipment and setup is the same. Only exception is that you don't need a computer to run Mylaps Practice.
-  - **Data connection for the decoder**. Mylaps Practice works on the Internet, so the decoder needs to have a permanent internet connection. It doesn'​t need to be fast, but it needs to be available whenever someone is at the track. The connection can be e.g. 256kbps 3G connection with unlimited data plan. For example in Finland you can get that kind of connection for 2,90 euros per month. Additionally you need an Ethernet router (depends on the connection type). With 3G connection you might get 3G USB modem included in the price, then just buy Ethernet router with 3G USB modem support. Cheap ones costs around 40 to 50 euros. For example TP-Link makes cheap routers which are ok for the price. +  - **Data connection for the decoder**. Mylaps Practice works on the Internet, so the decoder needs to have a permanent internet ​connection. Some tracks have e.g. ADSL connection or other permanent Internet connection. Some tracks even have internal Ethernet network built, which makes the set up very easy. Bu there is plenty of tracks without Internet ​connection. It doesn'​t need to be fast, but it needs to be available whenever someone is at the track. The connection can be e.g. 256kbps 3G connection with unlimited data plan. For example in Finland you can get that kind of connection for 2,90 euros per month. Additionally you need an Ethernet router (depends on the connection type). With 3G connection you might get 3G USB modem included in the price, then just buy Ethernet router with 3G USB modem support. Cheap ones costs around 40 to 50 euros. For example TP-Link makes cheap routers which are ok for the price. 
-  - **Install the hardware** Install your decoder by the instructions. Install router and 3G connection as instructed by the manufacturer. You can use dynamic IP address (DHCP) for the decoder. ​If you use static IP address with the decoder, then you must define ​the DNS server.+  - **Install the hardware** Install your decoder by the instructions. Install router and 3G connection as instructed by the manufacturer. You can check with your laptop that the Internet connection is working ok. Connect the Mylaps ​decoder ​with Ethernet cable to the LAN side of your routerLast thing to do is connecting the decoder to Internet. You may use automatic network settings for the decoder ​if you want the easiest way to do things. Alternatively you can set everything manually but then you need know your LAN side settings and DNS server ​from your ISP.
   - **Setup Mylaps Practice**. First create an organization account on [[http://​organization.mylaps.com/​register/​registermember.jsp?​regorg=1|Mylaps website]]. After login go to Practice tracks and then "Click here to register a decoder and configure a track."​ For the registration you need the activation string from decoder. Find it from your decoder menu (Can't remember the path). Enter the necessary details and you are good to go.   - **Setup Mylaps Practice**. First create an organization account on [[http://​organization.mylaps.com/​register/​registermember.jsp?​regorg=1|Mylaps website]]. After login go to Practice tracks and then "Click here to register a decoder and configure a track."​ For the registration you need the activation string from decoder. Find it from your decoder menu (Can't remember the path). Enter the necessary details and you are good to go.
   - **Check that it works**   - **Check that it works**