This guide will cover initial connection to your Enterprise IIoT Gateway and provide a basic overview of functionality. It will not cover in-depth usage instructions. Additional information to cover specific topics will be linked to in the Additional Documentation section.
- Network Settings
- Security Settings – Coming soon
- Node-Red & Docker Commands – Coming soon
- Dockerfile & Docker Compose Customization – Coming soon
- Updating your NodeJS/Node-Red – Coming soon
- Factory Reset – Coming soon
Unpacking the Enterprise IIoT Gateway
The NCD Enterprise IIoT Gateway will come with the following pieces:
- 1 x Robustel Industrial Edge Computing Gateway
- 1 x Power Supply
- 1 x Two terminal connector
- 1 x Three terminal connector
- 1 x Eight terminal connector
- 2 x WiFi Antenna
- 2 x LTE Antenna
- 1 x 900MHz/868MHz or 2.4GHz DigiMesh Antenna
- 1 x Hex Key
- Connect the two terminal connector to the Gateway above the area indicating DC +-
- Connect the red marked wire above the + indicator and secure using the screws on the terminal
- Connect the yellow marked wire above the – indicator and secure using the screws on the terminal
- Connect the three terminal connector to the Gateway above the TX/RX/GND
- Connect the eight terminal connector above the DIO labels on the Gateway
- Connect the WiFi Antennas to the RP-SMA connectors labeled WiFi
- Connect the DigiMesh Antenna (868MHz, 900MHz, or 2.4GHz) to the RP-SMA connector labeled XBEE
- (Optional if using LTE) Connect the LTE Antennas to the SMA connectors labeled MAIN and GNSS
- Connect the power supply to your power outlet
By default the IIoT Gateway has many ways to connect to it over the network. Choose the one below that works best for you.
Once your pc is connected to the same network as the IIoT Gateway using any of the below methods it can be accessed using the url http://ncd-[last_4_of_mac].local where [last_4_of_mac] is the last 4 characters in the mac address printed on the side of the gateway without the colon i.e. http://ncd-c398.local
Note for Chrome: The Chrome browser requires that you enter the http:// before the .local address. This is the only known browser to require this.
ETH0 – Connect through existing network
By default you can connect the IIoT Gateway to an existing DHCP enabled network over Ethernet by connecting an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet Port labeled ETH0. If you are on an accessed controlled corporate network you will need to have your IT department grant access to this device.
Once this port is connected to your network it will automatically receive an IP address over DHCP.
The easiest way to find and access this device at this point is to enter the .local address of the IIoT Gateway as noted above in the Domain Name section of this guide.
ETH1 – Direct Connection to PC
By default ETH1 will be configured to act as a network router meaning you can connect a PC with an Ethernet port to it and access it like you would a standard router. The IP address of the IIoT Gateway will be 192.168.0.1.
WiFi AP – Direct Connection over WiFi
By default the IIoT Gateway will create a WiFi network that any WiFI enabled PC can connect to. The SSID of this network will be: NCD_Edge_[last_four_of_mac] where [last_four_of_mac] is the last 4 characters in the mac address printed on the side of the IIoT Gateway without the colon. i.e. NCD_Edge_C398.
The default password will be ncdGateway
You can access the web interface of the device by entering 192.168.0.1 into your preferred web browser.
To access Node-Red you will open your preferred web browser and enter in the IP address or .local domain name (see section Domain Name) and add :1880 at the end. i.e. http://ncd-c398.local:1880 over an existing LAN or http://192.168.0.1:1880 if connecting directly to it.
This guide won’t go into detail on using Node-Red, but we do have documentation and videos on using Node-Red for multiple applications.
Access the Web Configuration Interface
To access the web configuration interface of the IIoT Gateway you will open your preferred web browser and enter in the IP address or .local domain name (see section Domain Name). i.e. http://ncd-c398.local or http://192.168.0.1
There are two default users that can log into this web configuration
- Username: ncdio
- Password: ncdB3ast
The other user is documented on the outside of the IIoT Edge Computer to the right of the IP section in the format admin/password. admin is the username and the password will be 12 random characters.
By default you can use SSH to access the command line using the following information:
- Username: ncdio
- Password: ncdB3ast
- Port: 22
- HostName: [ip_address] or the .local domain of your gateway (See section Domain Name)