HOOC Connect F

Manual

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Interfaces and controls

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Configuration

The configuration of the HOOC Gateways (F series) can be done via browser.

By default, the device has the IP address 192.168.2.1 on port 2.

Establish connection to the HOOC Gateway

Follow the instructions below to connect (your PC) to the HOOC Gateway:

  1. Connect the HOOC Gateway to the power supply
  2. Connect your PC to the network port 2 of the HOOC Gateway
  3. Wait until the device has started up (approx. 1min)
  4. In your browser (use Google Chrome), open the URL 192.168.2.1

If the connection cannot be established, check the IP settings.

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Configuration mode

Enter configuration mode

Local

The configuration mode can be activated by pressing the reset button briefly (1 sec).

from Remote

The configuration mode can be activated remotely with the HOOC App. The activation code of a HOOC Gateway can be generated either in the sites overview or in the menu “Secure Remote Access”.

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The generated code can now be used to activate the configuration mode.

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If the configuration mode is active, the status LED (red) lights up continuously.

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Exit configuration mode

The configuration mode can be deactivated by pressing the Leave configuration mode item, or it automatically dactivates 30 seconds after disconnecting from the configuration page.

If the configuration mode is inactive, the status LED (red) does not light up continuously.

Apply configuration

Once new settings have been made, they can be transferred to the HOOC Gateway by clicking on the Apply changes element.

If changes are made to the LAN network, make sure that you remeber to use the the new IP address set for network port 2 as the URL for further configuration.

Configuration Network port 1

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The network port 1 by default si defined as WAN port and receives an IP address via DHCP. If required, this IP address can be defined statically. When used as a WAN port, the Internet traffic is sent via this interface.

When the WAN function is disabled, network port 1 acts as additional LAN network port (switch functionality with network port 2).

Configuration LAN

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The network port 2 is always in the LAN network. The gateway address of the LAN network can be entered in the “IP Address “ field.

The DHCP server in the LAN network is activated onby default and distributes addresses in the range 100-250.

Configuration Wi-Fi

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The WiFi can be used as an access point for the LAN network. The password corresponds to the serial number of the gateway and by default it is switched off.

WiFi can be turned on and off by pressing the WiFi button (front panel device) briefly when the device is not in configuration mode.

The Wi-Fi module provides an access point. The access point uses the LAN network. The password is the same as the serial number of the gateway at delivery and is turned on.

The Wi-Fi access point can be turned on and off by briefly pressing the Wi-Fi button (front panel device), if the device is not in configuration mode and the “WiFi enabled” option is set.

Furthermore, the Wi-Fi module (from firmware 3.0.0) offers the possibility to use a Wi-Fi client. Thus the connection to the Internet can also be made via Wi-Fi.

The Wi-Fi module provides only one channel. If you are using the Wi-Fi client and it is not to the configured SSID (network), the Wi-Fi access point will not work either.

Konfiguration LoRaWAN

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The integrated LoRaWAN module is based on the Semtec SX1301 chipset. It enables LoRaWAN connectivity to the HOOC solution.

The service IP address of the Secure Remote Control service can be used as server IP address.

If only one HOOC Connect F is used as LoRaWAN Gateway in a system, the default server IP address 172.17.17.20 can be used. This IP address is automatically provided by the Secure Remote Control service.

When the option “LoRaWAN connection monitoring activated “ is activated, the LoRaWAN activity is monitored. If the device does not receive a LoRaWAN packet for more than 4h, the device will be restarted.

SERA Settings

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SERA can be activated or deactivated here.

The connection to the HOOC-Cloud can be enabled or disabled. Further, when you switch on the Option “SERA connection monitoring activated “ monitors the connection to the HOOC-Cloud. If more than 4 hours no connection to the HOOC-Cloud can be established, the device is restarted.

Deactivating will prevent the HOOC Gateway to connect to the HOOC Cloud and the services of HOOC will no longer be usable.

Security Settings

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The setting “nternet-access allowed for LAN devices” allows you to allow connections from devices from the LAN network to the Internet.

When deactivating the setting “Allow enter config mode by pressing reset button”, the configuration mode cannot be more can be activated with the reset button (local). The activation of the configuration mode can only be done with an activation code take place. Thus, persons without access authorization to the site cannot reconfigure the device.

Advanced Settings

The advanced settings shows the device status and the device information.

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Restart HOOC Connect

The device can be rebooted by clicking on the Restart element without interrupting the power supply.

Reset to default settings

Clicking on the Reset element resets the device to the factory settings.

Firmware update

HOOC recommends regular updates of the firmware. The firmware can be downloaded from the HOOC Management Portal at the corresponding site under the menu HOOC Gateway -> Configuration.

Follow the instructions in the configuration tool and make sure that the power is not interrupted during the upgrade process!