Before you can start WebHMI for the first time, you need to take some preparatory steps.
After completing these steps, you can power-up WebHMI.
During the boot process, the system will check the SD card and automatically format it if necessary. All data on card might be lost.
If the SD card is not detected, the WebHMI will flash three LEDs (Error, WWW, and VPN). After 20 flashes, the system boots but not all services are started. During the next minute, watchhog will see that there is no SD card and will reboot the system. In this way, the system will constantly reboot until an SD card is inserted.
Work with WebHMI takes place over the network. All settings, including project configuration, are done in the browser. All you need to get started - connect to the device and go in the web interface.
By default, the WebHMI wireless interface is configured in an access point mode with DHCP enabled and disabled security. Thus, your laptop or tablet can simply be connected to the WebHMI network (the settings will be made automatically), then go to the site with the address: 192.168.1.1
WebHMI has 2 Ethernet ports: a LAN configured as a DHCP server and a WAN configured as a DHCP client with incoming connections disabled by default in the firewall. Thus, access to the web interface of the system can only be obtained from the LAN port.
To get access to web interface please configure your network adapter either in DHCP client mode or with following settings:
IP address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Once network cable is connected check the connection by pinging 192.168.1.1 (execute the command 'ping 192.168.1.1'). If there is a exchange of packages, then you have the connection established.
If there is a link, but for some reason you can not access the site - check if the proxy server is being used in the browser settings.
TIP. For correct operation of the web-interface of the system, use the latest version of Google Chrome web-browser.
To enter the new device, you must use default credentials:
On login screen at the bottom section you can find current version of firmware and link to network setup interface.
After logging in by default, you will be taken to the registers configuration page:
(in the Setup/Registers menu). In the future, the whole project is configured through the side submenu “Setup”.