The online setup is the standard setup which works on all devices, whether it be Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Android or iOS.
For Windows users, we created the automatic setup as an alternative for the less technically proficient who wanted a simple way to connect their Filimins to their Wi-Fi without having to go through Wi-Fi settings, put in Wi-Fi passwords, etc. Additionally, the automatic setup gives more detailed errors that help with fixing problems when the Wi-Fi configuration fails. Automatic setup works, whether or not you remember your Wi-Fi name or password and, since no typing is involved, avoids typos or mistakes in capitalization, etc. However, automatic setup is successful only when your Windows device is already connected to a 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi connection and your device is using the standard Wi-Fi service which Microsoft provides for all Windows machines. If you aren’t sure about any of these things, have no fear. Nothing will blow up if you try automatic setup and it doesn’t work. And it’s a friendly little app that will give you some explanation if it fails to do its job.
Both setups should work, so just try one. If you have trouble…hey it’s nice to have options. 🙂