system configuration

once the sensors from the garden are connected to the v2 controller board, we are ready for system configuration. we will configure host names, time zones and wifi. at which point the raw data from the sensors should be ready for remote visualization through the api.

configuring a unique garden name on the v2 controller

power your v2 controller board using a 9v-48v dc power supply adapter. using an ethernet cable, connect to your v2 board to your laptop/computer this is the yellow cable in the middle on the right hand side in the diagram below.

v2InfluxConnection

The dhcp server on the v2 board should assign you an ip address in the 192.168.1.x network (currently this is 192.168.1.x, but this can cause ip conflicts as this is a common ip segement, check you assigned ethernet ip address) if everything is ok. Access the web admin interface by pointing your browser to http://192.168.1.1 as shown below:

rootLuciLogin

  • Log in as the user ‘root’ and password ‘tempV2pwd’
  • At the system->administration tab, change your password,
  • At the system->system tab, change your host name to a unique user name (this is the name your device will be displayed with on the web applications)
  • At the system tab, change your timezone if need be.

this is shown below:

hostname

Connecting to a wifi network using the v2 controller

  • At the network tab, shown below, click scan to view wifi networks.

wiireless

  • From the drop down list of wifi networks similar to that shown below, select and join your wifi network.

wifiNetworks

  • enter your credentials for the network, save and apply as shown below;

confirmWifi

  • logout of the admin client and disconnect your ethernet cable
  • restart your v2 controller by using the power button
  • to confirm your v2 device is working correctly with the backend, point your browser to here (http://api.kijanigrows.com/v2/device/list/) to see if your device name appears in the listing.
  • if everything is ok we are ready for testing our sensors or actuators