Connectivity: Configuring Wi-Fi Gateways
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Connectivity: Configuring Wi-Fi Gateways

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Once you receive your gateways and make the necessary network updates, you will have to configure them to connect to your local network. This article will walk you through the process to configure your Wi-Fi Gateways. You can also check out the 3 minute video below.

Opening the Configuration Tool

This browser-based process works on both mobile and desktop devices but generally runs most smoothly on iOS and Android.

Start by first opening http://setup.amper.xyz on your device's web browser. You must navigate your device's browser to the setup page before connecting to the Gateway's network.

If you are using an iOS device, click the top button to launch the configuration tool directly in your browser. 

For Android, Windows or Mac devices, click the second button to download the configuration tool. Next, open the downloaded file with your browser.  On mobile, you can access the downloads folder in your browser, either with the upper right menu on Chrome / Firefox, or by clicking the down arrow in the upper right on Safari.  On desktop, find the file in your downloads folder or browser downloads tray.

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Connecting to the Gateway

Now it is time to connect to the Gateway. The Gateway must be plugged into power and the upper LED must be ⚪White, indicating that it is in configuration mode.

Open your Wi-Fi settings and connect to the AMPER-XXX Wi-Fi network on your mobile device, where XXX is the three letter code on the front of the Gateway. Choose the option to stay connected despite no internet connection if prompted.

****Note: If you do not see the network in the list, make sure the device LED is white and power cycle the Gateway if necessary. Windows 10 may show the network as “Hidden Network” until you connect.

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Return to the configuration tool we opened in the previous step.  The tool will automatically search for and connect to the Gateway.  If this process takes more than a couple minutes, try power-cycling the Gateway and reconnecting to the Gateway’s Wi-Fi network.

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Configure Gateway's Network Settings

Once the tool connects you will see a list of the available networks that the Gateway can see.  Select your intended network and type in the password below.

Click the button to save the network to the device. If it fails to save, try a few more times and, if necessary, you can power cycle and reconnect the device again.

****Note: While Manual entry is available via the “hidden SSID” checkbox, it is not usually recommended. The scan will only show 2.4 GHz networks, which are required by the Gateway.

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Verify the Gateway is Connected

Click the button to save the network to the device. If it fails to save, try a few more times and, if necessary, you can power cycle and reconnect the device again.

The device should now automatically reset and try to connect.  The upper LED will be 🔵 Blue while it attempts to connect, and then change to 🟢Green, 🟡Yellow, or 🔴Red to represent the signal strength once successfully connected.

If you provided the wrong network information and the device cannot connect to your network (upper LED stays 🔵Blue), it will automatically temporarily return to configuration mode after 5 minutes of attempts to connect. If the upper LED is ⚪White and stays ⚪White after a power cycle, the configuration failed and you should try again.