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Multitech conduit AP MTCAP

Supported models

As of February 2018, this version targets all products listed at the official Multitech Conduit AP website.

Download

Frequency plan Download Link
EU 863-870 Download
US 902-928 Download

Notes

The gateway is not internet ready by default. And unline its conduit brothers, it comes with no usb port or serial access interface. This guide will help you connect your gateway to your LAN and to the internet. Once you have internet access on your gateway, you can download the right Basestation Client from the gateway itself.

The default IP address of your gateway is 192.168.2.1. Configure your PC to get a static IP address within the following range: 192.168.2.2 - 192.168.2.254. Connect now via SSH to your gateway. If you're on windows the fastest way is probably using Putty. Connect to 192.168.2.1, port 22, default credentials are username: root password: root

Now that you're connected via SSH, we're going to manually edit the network configuration of your gateway.

Static IP address

Skip this part if you want to connect to a DHCP client.

If you want to assign a static IP to your gateway change the address and netmask fields.

nano /var/config/network/interfaces

Replace the following:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.2.1
netmask 255.255.255.0

With:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address [new_ip]
netmask [network_mask]
gateway [network_router]

Press CTRL+X to save. Now do the same with the following file:

nano /etc/network/interfaces

Make sure it's identical to the previous one. Press CTRL+X, save and reboot. Please note your SSH connection will be lost.

reboot

After the gateway has rebooted, you can now open an SSH connection to the IP you enetered in the configuration file.

DHCP

Skip this part if you have already setup a static IP address for your gateway.

If you have a DHCP server over your network you can configure your gateway to obtain an IP address automatically. First backup your network configuration file:

mv /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.back

Then create a new empty configuration file:

nano /var/config/network/interfaces

Make it look as the following:

# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# Wired interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Press CTRL+X to save. Now do the same with the following file:

nano /etc/network/interfaces

Make sure it's identical to the previous one. Press CTRL+X, save and reboot. Please note your SSH connection will be lost.

reboot

After the gateway has rebooted, you have to find out what IP address has been assigned to your gateway. You can go over your router page and see the new device IP or, if you're on windows, you can try to use a third party software to find a new IP owned by Multitech Systems on your network.

You can now open an SSH connection to your newly assigned IP.

Installation

We now assume your gateway has access to the cloud. Create now a symbolic link from the zone info file for your location to /etc/localtime:

ln -fs /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Rome /etc/localtime

Update the date and time to the current time:

date "2016-12-11 14:58:01"

Update the hardware clock:

hwclock -u -w

You can now download the Basestation client(the provided link below is the EU version, make sure to change it if you plan to install the american version):

wget https://update.resiot.io/bsclient/resiot-basestation-client-mtechap-EU_863_870.tar.gz
tar -xzvf *.tar.gz
chmod +x installer.sh
./installer.sh

Update

If you want to manually upgrade to the latest version, be sure to be connected to the internet, delete any previous downloaded version file and run the following -- making sure you download the correct national version for your gateway:

cd /home/root/
wget https://update.resiot.io/bsclient/resiot-basestation-client-mtechap-EU_863_870.tar.gz
tar -xzvf *.tar.gz
chmod +x ./update.sh
./update.sh

Removal

Shall you want to uninstall the Client, just run the following command:

opkg remove resiot-basestation-client

Running

Your ResIOT™ BaseStation Gateway Client is now installed. Refer to the official ResIOT website for instructions.