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Using Wireless Sensors with a Monnit Wireless Range Extender

Keywords: range extenders, sensor range


Summary:

The following steps will demonstrate how to add wireless range extenders to your sensor network.



Monnit's new wireless range extenders and latest wireless sensors allow for enhanced network communication. The new wireless range extenders can also be chained together to allow for even further range of your wireless sensor network. The following steps will demonstrate how to add wireless range extenders to your sensor network.

Add a wireless range extender to your sensor network.

  • Click "Manage" from the main navigation.
  • Find the bottom section that deals with adding sensors.
  • Enter the ID and security code on the back of the range extender.
  • Press the "Assign Sensor" button.
  • Repeat this process to add more range extenders to the network.

Once the range extender has been added to your network, you will need to update and push the sensor device list to your range extender so it knows what sensors to allow communication with. For a USB gateway, go to the Monnit gateway application/service and click "Download Sensor Updates". For an Ethernet gateway, power cycle the device by unplugging it, waiting 10 seconds then plugging it back in. For a Cellular gateway, use the power button to turn it off, wait 10 seconds then turn it back on.

After resetting the gateway, plug the range extender into an AC wall outlet. The range extender will have a green light when it has found the network. If the light is steady red, check the network, unplug it and try again.



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