Run the Visionect Configurator¶
Download the Visionect Configurator¶
To configure your device with the Visionect Configurator, download and run the Configurator:
- For Windows: Download VisionectConfigurator.exe and run the file.
- For Linux: Download VisionectConfigurator_linux.deb and install the file.
- For MacOS we have two versions depending on the chip:
- M1 chip: Download VisionectConfigurator_m1.dmg and run the file.
- Intel chip: Download VisionectConfigurator_intel.dmg and run the file.
- Connect the device to Wi-Fi:
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.
- Next, configure your device hosting by entering the address of the server on which your device is going to run. Your IP address will be obtained automatically.
A license is needed for every device. One month of free license is included with every purchase. When the free period expires, you can renew the Cloud license or choose the Essential license and set up your own server. For more details visit our website here.
- By clicking ‘Apply’, your device will connect.
SIM (4G) configuration¶
- Under Advanced connectivity options in the Visionect Configurator, in the Connectivity type section, select Mobile. The device will reboot, to set a different connectivity module.
- After the reboot, once again we go to Advanced connectivity where more fields will be presented to set the configuration for the SIM. Now you need to enter the APN (Access Point Name) details for your network carrier. This information can typically be found on the carrier’s website or by contacting their customer support.
- Next, you’ll need to enter the security details, which could be PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) or CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol) or if not needed set to None.
- Enter the username and password for your network carrier. Again, this information can be found on their website or by contacting customer support. If it is not needed in case of None security, leave the fields blank.
- Once you’ve entered all the necessary details, click on the “Apply” button to save your changes. Make sure to follow Basic configuration from step 2, after setting the device to use the SIM module.
By following these steps, you should be able to successfully select the SIM connectivity for your device and get it connected to the network.
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.
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.
For advanced device configuration, access the command line interface (CLI) by clicking the ‘Console’ button. Read more about CLI configuration here.
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).