I. Run the Visionect Configurator

  1. To configure your device with the Visionect Configurator, download and run the Configurator:

Note

If you’re using a device with a very old firmware you might need to upgrade it before using the latest version of Visionect Configurator (you will get a prompt if this is the case). Simply download the old version, connect the device to the server and upgrade the firmware.

  1. Begin configuring your device by selecting the type of connectivity the device is to support. Depending on the type of development kit you have, this can either be Wi-Fi, 3G or Ethernet. Enter the details of your connection into the Configurator.
  • Wi-Fi connections:

With Wi-Fi connections, type in the name of your Wi-Fi or scan for existing networks, and then select your encryption type.

  • Open networks: The device will connect automatically.
  • Encrypted networks (WPA2-PSK): Enter the password of your wireless network.
  • Enterprise security networks (WPA2-EAP): Enter the password of your wireless network. Next, enter the RADIUS username and password and upload the necessary certificates.

Please note that the Wi-Fi password is limited to 31 characters only.

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Connecting a Visionect development kit to a secured Wi-Fi (left: WPA2, right: EAP).

  • 3G connections:

With 3G connections, enter your mobile APN, select the mobile security mode, and type in the mobile username and password.

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Connecting a Visionect development kit to 3G.

  • Ethernet connections:

When connecting your development kit to Ethernet, simply select ‘Ethernet’ from the connectivity drop-down menu. The device will connect automatically.

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Connecting a Visionect development kit to Ethernet.

  1. Next, configure your device hosting by entering the address of the server on which your development kit is to run. Your IP address will be obtained automatically.
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Setting the server address of a Visionect development kit.

Note

Included with every Visionect development kit is 1 month of free server hosting. Claim it by using the server address you will receive when purchasing the kit. When the free period expires, you can set up your own server or decide to continue hosting with us. Contact support@visionect.com for more details.

  1. For advanced hosting configuration, change the port of your server by clicking on the gear icon below the server address. You can now set a default server port or enter a custom port address. Click ‘Accept’ to return to the main Configurator screen.
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Change the port on the Visionect Configurator. You can choose between a default and custom port.

Normally, the Visionect Configurator will obtain your IP address automatically. However, you can change the device network settings by clicking the gear icon below the automatic IP address. You can now change your IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS server. Click ‘Accept’ to return to the main Configurator screen.

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Change the port on the Visionect Configurator. You can choose between a default and custom port.

By clicking ‘Save’, your device will connect.

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Change the device network settings on the Visionect Configurator.

For advanced device configuration, access the command line interface (CLI) by clicking the ‘Console’ button. Read more about CLI configuration here.

Warning

Some devices might stop operating after being connected to the Visionect Configurator a while. Nothing is wrong with the device; it might have simply entered ‘soft sleep’. This is a power save mode meant to conserve power, which activates after 15 seconds of physical inactivity (as detected by the accelerometer).