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To simplify the setup of a new Flukso the configuration is taken from the local webinterface to the mysmartgrid server. This reduces the complexity of the setup significantly as one does not have to deal with local ip addresses. In addition the performance issues of the old wizard are circumvented.

The process

The user gets his Flukso including the device itself, a power supply, a network cable and a manual containing a shared secret.

The setup consist of the following steps.

Step 1: Wired connection

The Flukso is first connected to the router of the user using the supplied network cable. Considering the standard configuration of common routers the Flukso will receive a valid network configuration using the DHCP protocol or via IPv6 autoconfiguration. The success of this step will be indicated by the lan led on the device itself.

Possible errors
  • The network cable is not connected correctly or it is faulty
    • This results in a missing link and therefore the lan led does not light up
  • The router does not supply a DHCP address nor an IPv6 configuration
    • The Flukso will retry configuring the interface regularly but there is currently no way to indicate this situation to the user

Step 2: First contact to the msg server

After establishing the link, the Flukso tries to communicate with the msg server and sends a heartbeat containing the shared secret. The success of this step will be indicated by the globe led on the Flukso.

Step 3: Configuration

The user can now login on the msg web platform and link her device to the account by entering the shared secret. The user will then be asked to configure the device.

The following information have to be configured:

  • Network
    • Lan vs. WiFi
    • IP-address and gateway
    • in case of WiFi SSID and token
  • Sensors
    • active sensors
    • bundling of the analog sensors
    • sensor names

After each step of the configuration the information is sent to the Flukso and feedback has to be shown to the user. In addition the device indicates success of the steps via its leds. A working WiFi connection is indicated by the WiFi led, a working sensor configuration is indicated by the heartbeat led.

Step 4: Final steps

When using WiFi the user can now disconnect the wired interface and the setup proces is finished.

fluksosetup.1392275659.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/02/13 08:14 by paalsteek