How to setup a BI-Beacon¶
Setup BI-Beacon via Wifi¶
You can setup a BI-Beacon using a mobile or desktop device that connects to the Beacons own setup web page.
If you have any issues, please refer to troubleshooting.
To reset or reconfigure a BI-Beacon, reboot it whilst it cannot connect to the router. E.g by doing any of the following:
- Change SSID or password on the router
- Turn off the router temporarily
- Move the BI-Beacon far away from the router
When you plug it in again, the Beacon will try to connect and fail. It will then go into setup mode again.
Setup BI-Beacon via USB¶
You can also setup a BI-Beacon using a USB data cable. (This, however, requires
that your user is on a Linux machine and has the proper permissions (often this
means being part of the
dialout user group.)
Clone the cli repo (see Repositories).
Then, in a terminal of your choice,
$ python config_via_usb.py <ssid> <password> <channelkey> [stateserver] [port]