Brief guide on using a newly installed gateway for the first time.
Description: Once the gateway has been registered to your iMonnit® account, it will begin receiving data from sensors. An active iMonnit
® account is required for your gateway to function properly. If you don't already have an account, please read the article on Creating a New Account. If you have a new gateway you'd like to register, head to the article for Registering a New Device. If you are having problems setting up a MonnitLink™ Ethernet Gateway, please see the article on Troubleshooting a MonnitLink ™ Ethernet Gateway.
Cellular: Uses cell towers to facilitate communication between gateways and monitoring systems.
Ethernet: Uses IEEE 802.3 network connection to connect to the Monnit Servers.
USB: Uses an existing internet connection on a PC to facilitate communication with the Monnit servers.
Serial Modbus Gateway: Acts as a data concentrator for Monnit wireless sensor networks.
Attach the Sensor network antenna
Attach Cellular Antenna
Connect the Ethernet patch cable to an active Ethernet port and the port on the back of your gateway.
Plugin the gateway to power it on.
If internet connectivity is available when the gateway powers on you will see the lights sequence through boot up and end up with three green lights.
The easiest way to configure settings on your gateway is logging into iMonnit through your desktop or the mobile app. The mobile app is free to use and available for purchase in the app store for and Android devices.
Visit the Gateways page to ensure your gateway is active.
Find Gateways on the main navigation page.
A list of all the gateways registered to your account will display. There should be at least one gateway registered to your account for your sensors to be active.
NOTE: If you have yet to register a gateway this page will be blank. See Getting Started – Registering Devices for tips on how to add a gateway to your account.
Select one of your gateways from the list. Active gateways are designated with a green icon. The icon will be gray if the gateway is not yet activated.
There will be a series of tabs allowing you to view the status of your gateway and make changes.
For more on gateways and how to adjust settings in the edit tab visit Getting Started – Gateways.
Alternatively, if using iMonnit is not an option, you can adjust settings in the local interface. Step by step instructions on how to access the interface is available in the article titled: Gateway Local Interface Setup.
It is important to note that sensors will go into sleep mode if they are powered on before the gateway is connected with the internet server. If your sensors have batteries in them before the gateway has three green lights. Remove the batteries from the sensors before continuing to configure your system.
You should now have all the information you need to understand your new MonnitLink gateway.