Recommend cheap OBD2 wifi adapter

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    Need to purchase a obd2 ifi adapter anf find out where to get a usb connectir cable and where and how to conect
     
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    I have this wired one that I use with ForScan

    FORScan OBD2 Adapter, OHP ELMconfig ELM327 Scanner USB Interface, Ford Cars like F150 and F250 and Light Pickup Truck Accessories Scan Tool, Code Reader w/ MS-CAN HS-CAN Switch, Windows Only https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F0GVBWY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_PU-hDbCM38EBR

    And this one for live monitoring while driving

    OBDLink MX+ turns your iOS, Android or Windows device into a professional-grade automotive scantool and vehicle monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JFRFJG6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fW-hDbJ4PY64X

    Both work excellent
     
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    I use the Cobra wifi adapter on Amazon, want to say it was around $15. I've had it a couple years and works great with Torque and has quite good range so if you're just monitoring things you dont need to stay near the vehicle like most bluetooth models do. It can be tricky at times depending on the phone/tablet you're using, some like to auto switch networks when they dont detect internet connection on wifi, I had to disable smart network switching on my Samsung devices no more issues. You'll have that with any wifi model...
     
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    I honestly can't see a benefit to having a WiFi device. The BT devices will cover 20 to 30 ft, I don't see a benefit to being further away than that. No issues with having to re-connect to the correct network with BT either. What do you do when your not home? does the WiFi device have a local network you can connect to?
     
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    These things really work for $11?

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    Absolutely! and if you can wait 30 days for shipping you can get it for under $5
     
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    Not that I cant wait the 30 days, but will probably try the one for $11 from Amazon. Do they work with apple & android?

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