NMEA0183 Wi-Fi Gateway Configuration

 

 

Whilst the Gateway is ready to go out of the box for most users, there are a number of configuration parameters that may need to be set up. Configuration is done through a web interface, so you need to connect to the device’s Wi-Fi network and point your browser at the device

Whilst the Gateway is ready to go out of the box for most users, there are a number of configuration parameters that may need to be set up. Configuration is done through a web interface, so you need to connect to the device’s Wi-Fi network and point your browser at the device

Throughout this section, the default settings for the device are shown in [square brackets]. If you want to ensure that you start configuration from a known state, or you are having problems connecting to the device, perform a factory reset by pressing and holding the reset button until it stops flashing, and then release. This clears all of your settings, and puts everything into its factory defaults.

Connect to the Device’s Wi-Fi Network

On your phone, tablet or laptop, enable Wi-Fi and open the Wi-Fi settings. Select the SSID (or name) of the Gateway’s Wi-Fi network [TeamSurv-nn-nnnnnn where nn-nnnnnn is the device’s serial number, on a label on the device] and enter the password [teamsurv]. This will connect you to the network – you may get a warning that there is no internet connection, which you can ignore.

Opening the Configuration Web Site

There are two ways to enter the configuration web site – manually or using the QR code printed on the label.

QR Code

If you have an app that can read QR codes, and you are using the default IP address of the device [192.168.4.1], then you can simply take a photo of the QR code, and your QR app will open your web browser at the configuration home page.

Manual

Open your web browser, and enter the IP address of the device as the URL [http://192.168.4.1]. This will open the configuration home page.

Configuration Home Page – System Status

The home page shows the status of the system. The counters give the numbers of NMEA sentences sent and received over the wired port, and over the TCP and UDP Wi-Fi ports. and the number of web page requests and responses. Uptime gives the time (in hh:mm:ss) since the device was last powered up or restarted. System info gives the serial number, the firmware version, and the amount of free memory on the heap. SSID gives the SSID or network name being used – either that built in [TeamSurv-nn-nnnnnn] or, if connected to a router, the SSID of the router. Wi-Fi says whether the device is operating as an Access Point (AP) or as a client to another AP, e.g. a router on the boat. It also says how many devices are connected to the gateway’s Wi-Fi network. The screen refreshes every 5 seconds, or pressing the Refresh  button forces a refresh. Configuration takes you through to the configuration menu, after a log in page.

Log In Page

To get to the configuration pages, you need to enter the device password [teamsurv]. It is recommended that you change this to your own password in the Misc menu. If you have forgotten the password, you can reset it to the default by using the reset button to do a factory reset.

Opening the Configuration Web Site

There are two ways to enter the configuration web site – manually or using the QR code printed on the label.

QR Code

If you have an app that can read QR codes, and you are using the default IP address of the device [192.168.4.1], then you can simply take a photo of the QR code, and your QR app will open your web browser at the configuration home page.

Manual

Open your web browser, and enter the IP address of the device as the URL [http://192.168.4.1]. This will open the configuration home page.

Configuration Home Page – System Status

 

 

NMEA Gateway configuration - Home page