If you are using a Gateway, you should set up the Gateway first. Once the Gateway is operational, each node should be commissioned near to its final installation location. This will allow you to test the radio signal strength between the node and the Gateway to verify you will have successful communication.
It is not required, but it is helpful. When the Gateway is first powered up, it first checks for a hardwired LAN connection and if it doesn’t find one, then looks for a SIM card. If it does not find either, it goes into standalone mode. This setting can be changed by hard-wiring your PC into the Gateway and changing it or by powering the Gateway off and back on, but it is simpler if it is connected to the network during its initial commissioning.
No. The GTecLink app is used only to connect with the nodes to commission them or to download data from them. The initial commissioning of the Gateway requires that a PC be connected to the Gateway via the USB port on the Gateway. You will need a standard CAT 5 or CAT 6 ethernet cable and will connect one end to your PC and the other to the Ethernet to USB adapter that was included in the Gateway package. If your PC does not have an ethernet port, you will need to order an additional Ethernet to USB adapter (DGSI p/n 58820530) and will have an adapter on both ends of the ethernet cable. Once you are connected to the Gateway and it is powered on, you will open an internet browser and type http://169.254.0.1 in the address bar. The user name will be admin and the password will be VMjG6z. This address, user name and password will be the same for any wired connection to any Gateway. Please note that this is NOT the address, user name or password to access the Gateway remotely. That information is provided on the Gateway Information sheet that was included with your Gateway and is unique to each Gateway.
Yes. Data traffic for the Gateway must be enabled through SSH port: TCP 22.
You will need an Android phone or tablet, an OTG (On The Go) cable, the GTecLink app and at least one 3.6V C-size lithium battery. The GTecLink app can be downloaded here.You may need to change the security settings of your Android device to allow third party apps to be installed. This allows you to install apps directly from the device memory. You will also need an OTG cable to connect from your device to the node. Depending on your Android device, you will either need a MicroUSB to MiniUSB cable (DGSI p/n 52616704) or a USB-C to MiniUSB cable (DGSI p/n 52616705). Once the app is installed on your device, connecting the device to the node should automatically open the app. From there, go to the Setup Wizard and it will walk you through setting up the node. Please note that if you are using a Gateway, it should be installed and operational prior to setting up the nodes so that a proper radio signal test can be performed between the node and the Gateway.
You can watch an instructional video on setting up the nodes here https://youtu.be/3CwGxrEx1zg