⛅ The Things Network Learn

Configure AEP model

Login to web interface

To start configuring your conduit connect a computer to its LAN interface and open a browser to http://192.168.2.1/. This opens the login dialog for the configuration interface of the conduit:

Login

The default credentials are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

First-Time Setup Wizard

After login (be patient, it takes a while) the First-Time Setup Wizard opens:

First-Time Setup Wizard

Click Next to begin.

Choose Password

The first step it to change the current default password (admin):

Choose Password

Keep your new password in a safe place, you will have to reset to factory defaults if you lose it!

Time Configuration

Select your time zone and update both date and time if required.

Time Configuration

Click Next to proceed.

Internet Configuration

Set the Mode to DHCP Client if you use DHCP on your network (most likely) or manually configure your internet connection. Click Finish once you are done.

IP Setup - eth0

If you changed the IP Address or selected DHCP a popup will appear warning you that the DHCP Server of the Conduit itself will be disabled. This is fine, so click OK to continue.

DHCP

Update firmware

Before you continue, verify that the Conduit AEP runs Firmware 1.3.2 or later. This is display in the header of the web interface. If it is out-dated, follow the instructions to upgrade to the latest version. The ttn-packer-forwarder might not work otherwise.

Access & Network Configuration

As the LAN interfaces do not allow specifying a DNS server and we need DNS to work later on we will now change to network to WAN. However as this would lock us out we need to allow remote access for the management first.

Skip this step if you are using a cellular modem to connect the gateway to the internet. Just configure the cellular modem per instructions on the MultiTech website.

Access Configuration

In the left hand menu choose Administration followed by Access Configuration:

Administration / Access Configuration

On the next screen tick the boxes marked yellow in the next screenshot:

Access Configuration

When you select Via WAN under HTTPS a warning will appear. Just click Continue.

HTTPS WAN Access

Once you have selected the 3 checkboxes, click Submit to save the changes.

Network Interfaces

Select Setup > Network Interfaces from the left menu:

Setup / Network Interfaces

In the next screen select the pencil in the eth0 row:

Network Interfaces Configuration

In the configuration popup change the Type from LAN to WAN.

If you use a static IP, fill out the gateway and DNS entries. Use 8.8.8.8 for Google’s public DNS if you do not have (or know) the local DNS server information.

Network Interfaces Configuration - eth0

Click Finish to save.

Now select Save and Restart from the menu:

Save and Restart

You will be prompted to confirm the restart. Choose OK to proceed.

Disconnect the temporary network cable and connect the Conduit to the target network while it is restarting.

TTN Configuration

Once the Conduit has finished restarting and is connected to the target network, connect a computer to the same network and login to the Conduit.

If you have not configured your Conduit with a static IP, you will have to find out which IP the DHCP assigned to it.

  • For Windows use a terminal program like Putty to connect to admin@<IP>:

    PuTTY Configuration

    You will get a security alert concerning the host key. Accept the new key with Yes.

    PuTTY Security Alert

  • For Linux/OSX open terminal and connect via ssh admin@<IP>.

Download the installer by entering the next command:

wget https://github.com/kersing/multitech-installer/raw/master/installer.sh --no-check-certificate

wget

Now run the installer and provide the prompted information. (Answer Yes to the first question, since we’ve already set up the conduit network etc in the previous steps.

sh installer.sh

installer