Getting Started with the BrewMonday Gateway
This guide details the setup of the BrewMonday Gateway — a pre-built retail product

Requirements

For Wi-Fi use:
  1. 1.
    A computer with Wi-Fi capabilities
  2. 2.
    A BrewMonday Gateway and a 5V DC power supply
  3. 3.
    A Wi-Fi network with an Internet connection
  4. 4.
    A Verizon Wireless SIM card
  5. 5.
    A Verizon LTE BrewMonday Gateway and a 5V DC power supply rated for at least 2 Amperes of current draw
For Ethernet use:
  1. 1.
    Either BrewMonday Gateway implementation and a 5V DC power supply
  2. 2.
    Ethernet cable and network with an Internet connection

Interface

Figure 1 calls out the main components that are used in this guide:
  • A - Gateway Status LED
  • B - Gateway Setup Button
  • C - Power Connector
  • D - Ethernet Port
Figure 1
BrewMonday Gateway

Quickstarts

Wi-Fi

For the first time setup, do the following:
  1. 1.
    Attach the power supply to the Gateway (Figure 1-C)
  2. 2.
    The Gateway will boot up and the Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) will flash green as it’s in the Disconnected state
  3. 3.
    Press and hold the Gateway Setup Button (Figure 1-B) for 10 seconds until the Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) turns solid red
  4. 4.
    Using a computer with Wi-Fi, connect to the “Avimesa-Gateway” wireless network — no password is required
  5. 5.
    Using a browser, enter http://192.168.0.1 in the address bar and hit Enter
  6. 6.
    Click "Scan" to find nearby networks. Select your WiFi network and enter the password for your network
  7. 7.
    Press “Save” to reset the Gateway. It will automatically connect to the configured network and the Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) will turn solid green

Ethernet

  1. 1.
    Attach an ethernet cable to the ethernet port (Figure 1-D)
  2. 2.
    Attach the power supply to the Gateway (Figure 1-C)
When using ethernet, the Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) and the Gateway Setup Button (Figure 1-B) are not used.
Your Gateway is preconfigured by us with a Device ID and Auth Key so no additional setup should be needed. In the BrewMonday software, simply make sure your Device type is a Raspberry Pi Gateway.

Additional Info

Gateway Modes

The Gateway can be in three modes that are directly related to its network status.

Disconnected

When in the Disconnected mode, the Gateway has not been able to establish a connection to the BrewMonday Cloud over the Internet. The Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) will be blinking green in this state.
When in this state, Brew i/o devices utilizing this gateway for network connectivity will fail to synchronize with the BrewMonday Cloud.

Gateway Setup

When in the Gateway Setup mode, the Gateway is acting as an Access Point and, using a computer, you can connect to it and access the Gateway Setup application via a web browser.
This is much the same as when connecting to your home router’s setup screen.
The Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) will be solid red when in this state.
When in this state, Brew i/o devices utilizing this gateway for network connectivity will fail to synchronize with the BrewMonday Cloud.

Connected

When in the Connected mode, the Gateway has established a connection to Brew Monday over the Internet. The Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) will be solid green when in this state.
When in this state, Brew i/o devices will be able to synchronize with the BrewMonday Cloud over the Internet.

Gateway Setup

How to Enter Gateway Setup Mode

To enter Gateway Setup mode, press and hold the Gateway Setup Button (Figure 1-B) for more than ten (10) seconds. The Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) will turn solid red when it has changed modes.
When the Gateway is in Gateway Setup mode, you can connect to it from a computer using Wi-Fi (“Avimesa-Gateway” network). Once connected, you can configure the Gateway to connect to your Wi-Fi.

Using the Gateway Setup Application

  1. 1.
    Using your computer’s Wi-Fi setup, locate the “Avimesa-Gateway” Wi-Fi network and select it to connect to the Gateway. No password is required.
  2. 2.
    Using a web browser, browse to http://192.168.0.1
  3. 3.
    Select the SSID (network name) of the network you want the Gateway to connect to (if the network isn’t present, press the “Scan” button)
  4. 4.
    Enter the network password
  5. 5.
    Click on the “Save” button
The Gateway will reboot and attempt to connect to the network that was configured.
If the Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) turns to solid green after the reboot, the connection was successful.
If the Gateway Status LED (Figure 1-A) turns to blinking green after the reboot, the connection was unsuccessful and the process needs to be repeated starting at step 1. Ensure the correct password was used.
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