G1 WiFi Gateway Set Up
Gateway set up is very straightforward. Below are a few pointers to help you get started when it arrives:
Please note: There is currently an issue with WiFi Direct on Nexus 6P devices running Android 7.1.1 that prevents them from properly configuring the G1 WiFi Gateway. View more details.
- Make sure you have the latest version of the SensorPush app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The gateway has been in beta for awhile, but this is a brand new production device so we've been rolling out a lot of fixes and enhancements. Please try to keep the app up to date for best performance.
- Once you've updated the app, remove the gateway and power adapter from the packaging. The power adapter is located under the right side of the box.
- Locate the gateway somewhere central to the sensors you want to monitor. Power it up and raise the antenna.
- Open the SensorPush app and tap the Add button. This is the same button previously used to add sensors. Now it will present you with a choice to add a sensor or a gateway. Tap the Add Gateway option.
- Now the phone will begin connecting to the gateway. This might take a minute or two. If it takes longer than that, please try restarting the phone and gateway and trying again. If you still cannot connect, let us know and we'll be happy to help.
- Once you're connected, you'll be prompted to create an account (or log in if you have already created one).
- Next, choose a WiFi network and enter a password (if necessary). After the gateway has connected you should see a green checkmark next to the network in the list.
- You can also connect via Ethernet. Just plug in the Ethernet cable (DHCP is required) and wait for the "Connected via Ethernet" message to appear. There is a known issue where in some situations plugging or unplugging Ethernet while the device is running interrupts the sensor scanning. We're working on tracking down the issue and will be pushing out an update soon. In the meantime, if you are affected, please power-cycle the gateway after plugging or unplugging Ethernet.
- Give your gateway a name if you like and you're all set.
Now that you're able to monitor your sensors over the internet, if all of them are within range of your gateway, the SensorPush app no longer needs to use Bluetooth. You can go into the SensorPush app settings (use the settings button in the upper-left corner of the main device list) and toggle off Bluetooth. This will improve battery life on your phone. It's also useful to test the gateway to be sure that everything is functioning properly and that all of your sensors are in range. Note that the app will still use Bluetooth when you add new sensors or reconfigure your gateway.
You may want to experiment a bit with the placement of your gateway and the antenna and sensor orientations for optimal coverage in your particular situation. Give the gateway some time (half an hour or so) in each configuration to scan and communicate with all of the sensors before evaluating it or trying something else. The initial download takes longer than the following incremental updates, so while you should start to get current conditions very quickly, it might take some time for the gateway to catch up with the available history stored on the sensor.
Finally, as always, we're here to help. Let us know if anything isn't working as you expect or is unclear or confusing. We're always working to improve our products and your feedback is critical to make them the best they can be. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon and Nick
The SensorPush Team
Nexus 6P WiFi Direct Issues
Please note: There is currently an issue with the Nexus 6P and WiFi Direct. This issue prevents the Nexus 6P from being able to configure the G1 WiFi Gateway.
The system will work normally with the Nexus 6P otherwise, but you will need to use a different device to set up your gateway. Once finished, you can log into the account you create during setup from the SensorPush app settings on your Nexus 6P. Access this screen using the button in the upper-left corner of the main screen of the app. Then tap "Log In" and enter the email address and password you created during gateway setup.
On February 25, an Android forum member reported that the Android 7.1.2 beta resolves this issue. Hopefully it will be released soon!