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Offline mvader

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Need a little help getting started.
« on: January 20, 2015, 12:11:41 am »
I am a network engineer and a pretty good scripter. so i'm fairly technically inclined.
however I am new with Ardunio.
I can solder, so i figured i would have a go at this project. but i can't seem to get off the ground
I need a little push if someone wouldn't mind.

I purchased.
This Arduino uno r3 board
 http://www.ebay.com/itm/281548912985

This Ardunio 5100 shield
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121458024279

And this Radio
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121540572074

I'm trying to just get the ethernet part of it working first.
I have tried both codebender and the ardunio IDE
The sketch verifies and it says it's uploads successfully.

When i go to the device I hit reset on the enet shield and all the lights light up
but i can not ping the device. the ardunio module vera also can not see it, but i'm obviously not surprised by that.

The sketch i'm using is the example sketch at mysensors.org from the the enet gateway link.

is there something I'm missing? have to change because of my board or shield?

Thanks!

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Re: Need a little help getting started.
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 03:58:27 am »
I had the same problem with the same setup. No matter what I did I could never ping it...

What I did is this: Take note of the IP address that you set for the Gateway, as well as the port. Set the IP in your router as static and open the port up. When you install the plugin on your Vera, set the IP address and port. Refresh the browser, and even restart the Gateway. Yu may even have to reboot Vera.

That's what worked for me. Good luck!

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Re: Need a little help getting started.
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 09:31:31 am »
I had the same problem with the same setup. No matter what I did I could never ping it...

What I did is this: Take note of the IP address that you set for the Gateway, as well as the port. Set the IP in your router as static and open the port up. When you install the plugin on your Vera, set the IP address and port. Refresh the browser, and even restart the Gateway. Yu may even have to reboot Vera.

That's what worked for me. Good luck!

@Homer thanks for the reply.
I was able to get a "simple web server" working on my gateway device.
I have wiring errors with the gateway sketch now, but I'll keep at it till I figure it out.
thanks again!

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Re: Need a little help getting started.
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 02:01:00 pm »
Good to hear that things are progressing.

Don't forget that the radio wiring is different on the gateway to how it's wired on a sensor.