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Samotage_300_medium
Oct 14, 2010 4:10am
555 posts

Hey All,

This is a quick guide to get a new SEGbox configured to use your existing WiFi network to talk to the internet.  It’s pretty straight forward, but a couple of notes:

- for WiFi SEGboxes, we bridge the WiFi device to the WAN (internet side of the router) to enable this to work

- there is a watchdog that runs every 10 minutes on the SEGbox that will reboot the SEGbox if it can’t ping google.  This allows the connection to restore if the host WiFi goes down

- the router will function as a normal router, i.e. connect other things to the LAN ports, just that it uses the WiFi tubes instead of cable tubes to connect.

Step 1.  Log into the box

Power up your computer, and plug an ethernet cable into a SEGbox LAN port (the middle port will do) the other end into your computer.

Determine your IP address, it’s likely to be 192.168.110.xxx 

Direct your browser to http://192.168.110.1

Log into the SEGbox, credentials are:

user:  root

pass:  energyaware

Then direct to this page for the Wifi -> WL0 device:

created on: 10/14/10

Step 2.  Configure the wifi settings

This is straight forward, you will need to know some stuff however:

- Your WiFi network SSID, e.g. MyAwesomeTubez

- Encryption type, e.g. psk2

- Password, e.g. RockTheworldZ

The above examples are purely for amusement, and may or may not co-incide with any real wifi settings in the whole world.

Ok, now your are ready, just fill out the identified areas of the form:

created on: 10/14/10

When done, press the Save & Apply button.

The box will then do some magic, updating settings etc.

Afterwards, reboot and your box should then be online.

The next step is Site Discovery in http://smartenergygroups.com/sites

Sam,

@samotage

 
Vimeosteve_medium
Oct 14, 2010 4:48am
4 posts

Thanks Sam – this is useful. It’s quite a simple process really with this walk through. 

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 14, 2010 5:07am
555 posts

As an aside, the watchdogs are now set at 10 minutes.  Steve, yours is at 5 mins.  This should be ample time to perform the above procedurez.

Sam.

 

 
Dargs_medium
Oct 18, 2010 12:08am
46 posts

Hi,

I noticed the Time Zone on my SEGbox is set to somewhere in Africa, and didn’t have the Australian states in the drop down menu, I’m assuming I’ve missed a Region setting in there?

Don’t have it in front of me right now, but can you confirm you can set the time to GMT +10 using the SEGbox’s Web config ?

 

(Noticed that the Stream data seems to use your server time, but Heat map for example, might be using the XML time from my SEGbox)

 

Thanks

Simon

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 18, 2010 12:17am
555 posts

Hey Simon,

Your SEGbox should run on UTC, which would have been the default config, otherwise things like daylight savings can cause issues :D.  Make sure you set your account settings to have your desired time zone in SEG!

There is at the time of this post, October 18, 2010 a small issue with the heatmap in the first week of it’s life as it maps out it’s dots.  We are working on that…

Thanks,

Sam.

 
Dargs_medium
Oct 18, 2010 2:04am
46 posts

Ah ok, I remember it saying UTC, and I’ve set my account settings correctly, so maybe it’s just that heatmap that threw me off.


Next question :) – What device/stream should be linked to “Today’sCosts”? Watts or W/hrs ? and should the energy price setting be ~ 0.22 (0.20 on my bills)  or maybe 0.0022 ? My cost values are showing 1000x more than they should be..  

Cheers.

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 18, 2010 2:22am
555 posts

Hey Simon,

I set my cost to my total energy stream in wH.  It also helps when I prefix this with kilo, as the prices are typically cent’s per kWh.

Here is my main energy data stream config:

created on: 10/18/10

Sam.

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 18, 2010 6:38am
555 posts

Hey Simon,

They heatmap issue has been fixed, and you should now see your dots all in nice alignment.

Sam.

 

 
Kayno_medium
Oct 27, 2010 11:03pm
37 posts

that seems like a good deal! thanks for the link :)

if you shop around for bits and bobs you can pick up some great bargains – especially electronic components. it might be worth starting a thread here with links to good deals. afterall – if you are trying to be smart with energy, chances are you try to be smart with your spending too!

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 27, 2010 11:48pm
555 posts

The 520’s are starting to drop on the markets, and I’m sure its a sign that they are nearing run out…  They are such a good router too…

Sam.

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 27, 2010 11:57pm
555 posts

I’ve used about 5 different models with success, and there are many out there.  The Asus is nice because it’s so friendly, easily de-bricked and rock solid.

We are looking at some other alternatives based on the mesh potato reference design as well, one is the Dragino.

Sam.

 

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 28, 2010 6:47am
555 posts

Linksys, D-Link, Netgear – had epic fail, Asus 500gp V2, and the Asus WL520gU

the D-Link DIR320 is nice, though it’s fragile and difficult to flash!

 
Samotage_300_medium
Oct 31, 2010 10:50pm
555 posts

Hey Marty,

Follow along here:

http://smartenergygroups.com/forums/10-The-Open…

It’s also just been updated, and the current versions of the codeline for the SEGbox and SEGmeter have been checked into the githubs

Sam.

 
Headshot09cropsmall_medium
Nov 9, 2010 11:18am
2 posts

This doesn’t appear to be working for me :-(

I have entered the details of my home wifi into the SEG WLO page – I’m not sure if it connects.

When I go to the Sites section on the computer connected to the SEGmeter, it can’t access the internet and on any other computer, when I go to add a site, nothing happens (so I assume I need to do that from the computer connected to the SEGMeter)

 
Samotage_300_medium
Nov 9, 2010 11:22am
555 posts


Hey Tom,

Try pluggin your computer into the port marked L for Lan of the SEGmeter, the same one you used to config it.  If you can access the internet from there it’s able to access the internet, which is a good sign.

Also to check, do you have Stateful Packet Inspection running on your home internet? This may need to be configured so that it can access api.smartenergygroups.com

Sam.

 
Headshot09cropsmall_medium
Nov 9, 2010 11:38am
2 posts

Nope,

with the computer plugged into the L post on the SEGmeter, there’s no Internet access.

Re the stateful packet inspection, I don’t see any reference to it in the router configs so I’m not sure if it is set, or not.

In case it makes a diff, my wireless router is a seperate device to my dsl modem

 
Samotage_300_medium
Nov 9, 2010 11:47am
555 posts

Have you checked the encryption type for your home network?

We know it’s all good with PSK2 and at if you need to WEP.

Not sure about those other fancy mixed modes? They may work.

Sam.

 
Dargs_medium
Jan 30, 2011 1:19am
46 posts

Hi.. I've just upgraded my adsl router (as my old one was locking up every week or two and required a power cycle for it to come good) and it got me thinking again about accessing the SEGBox...

Should I be able to access the SEGBox (webserver/telnet/ssl etc) over wifi from other machines on the same LAN ?

The Segbox WiFi is assigned 192.168.1.81 on by my router.

When I config the SEGbox I get to it via 192.168.110.1 on it's LAN Ethernet port.

But I once I unplug the LAN and let it run on WiFi only, I cant connect to it, doesn't respond to PINGs either...

Is there a bridging/access setting I'm missing, or is it only possible to do remote config/monitoring over the Ethernet LAN ports ?

cheers. 

Simon

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