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WiFi Micro Gateway for LOSANT®

Setup Instructions

Introduction

The NCD WiFi Micro Gateway allows the complete line of NCD sensors to communicate over the internet to Losant using a WiFi connection.  The NCD Micro Gateway is very easy to use, as it only requires network connection credentials and a Losant Connection String.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit AES encryption.  WiFi communications is also fully encrypted for your security.  To get started using the WiFi Micro Gateway, follow the steps outlined below.

 

Gateway Setup and Installation

Remove the NCD WiFi Micro Gateway from the packaging and carefully install the antenna.  The antenna screws onto the side of the gateway.  Please DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN or damage will result.

Plug the WiFi Micro Gateway into any available outlet to power it up using the included power supply.  The Internal LED should be flashing blue.  If the Internal LED is not flashing blue, follow these steps (Otherwise, Skip to Step 3):

a. Open the Gateway enclosure to expose the RED configuration button. Hold button down until the internal LED flashes blue.

b. Press and release the exposed configuration button and secure the top cover the WiFi Micro Gateway.

With the internal LED flashing blue, use a SmartPhone or Laptop Computer to change your WiFi Connection Settings. A new network will appear called “WiFi_Micro_Gateway”. Associate your mobile device with this new WiFi Network.

The WiFi Micro Gateway will request a password, enter: NCDBeast

Once connected, a configuration window will appear, like the image shown here:

If a pop-up window does NOT appear, go to the web browser of your mobile device and navigate to the following URL: 172.217.28.1

Choose a WiFi Network for which the WiFi Micro Gateway is to be associated.

Enter the Password for your WiFi Network.

Enter the Losant Connection String.

Click the “Save Settings” button.

The LED should be solid green once WiFi connection is established and the gateway is connected to Losant.

The LED will slowly flash between a dim white color and red if there was a problem associating the NCD WiFi Micro Gateway to your network. If you were unable to associate the gateway, make sure you have entered the correct WiFi password and Losant connection string.

HINT:  For best results, install the NCD WiFi Micro Gateway in a high location, preferably greater than 3 meters from the floor. Make sure the Antenna of the gateway is high enough to avoid shelving or other obstacles when possible. The NCD WiFi Micro Gateway should be installed within 10 meters of your WiFi router, though we have successfully tested up to 20 Meters in open areas.

Sensor Setup and Installation

Now that the Gateway is communicating to Losant, it’s time to power-up your remote sensors. Follow the steps shown below to enable NCD Sensors:

Remove the NCD Sensor from product packaging and carefully install the antenna. The antenna screws onto the side of the sensor. Please DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN or damage will result.

Remove the top lid of your first sensor.

Move the Power Switch to the ON Position as Shown Here:

Re-Install the lid and secure the screws. For best results, install the sensor in a high location, preferably greater than 3 meters from the floor. Make sure the antenna of the sensor is high enough to avoid shelving or other obstacles.

NOTES

NOTE:  Sensors transmit in broadcast mode meaning any gateway will receive transmissions from any sensor. For this reason, it is possible for multiple gateways to report data arriving from a single sensor. NCD has made provisions to build wireless groups that do not interfere with one another. Please contact us if you foresee a need for multiple networks within close proximity.

NOTE:  These sensors are secured using the default NCD 128-Bit AES encryption key. This is the same Key used by ALL NCD Wireless Sensors at the time of shipping. Please contact us if you would like a custom Key Assigned to your company. We have also made provisions for customers to change the Encryption Key using additional hardware.

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