The Push3 gateway supports both ethernet and Wifi connectivity. The Push3 has a TI WiLink 8 2.4GHz wireless module, which supports MIMO 802.11 b/g WiFi.
In order to set up the WiFi connection, there are the required components:
- Push3 gateway
- 12V power supply (included with the Push3)
- Paper clip
- WiFi network
Here are the steps required to connect the Push3 to your WiFi network:
- Disconnect the Push from its 12V power supply if you have it connected already.
- Connect the Push3 gateway to its 12V power supply. Wait until the LED closest to the side of the gateway goes solid green. This takes about 4 minutes.
- Use your paper clip to press the pin hole button on the side of the Push3 gateway (do not do this before you see the solid LED mentioned above). Press the button for ~5 seconds, until the powered LED begins to blink orange/green rapidly. Do not press the button for more than 10 seconds.
- On your computer, turn on WiFi.
- Wait 10 seconds or so for available networks to show up and then look for the ekmpush3 adhoc network.
- If you see ekmpush3, select it. If you do not see it as an available network then you may need to manually add it to your available networks.
- On a Mac this is done by clicking on the WiFi icon in the menu and then selecting "Join Other Network..." from the drop down menu and then entering the name there. No security is required.
- In Windows 10 this is done by clicking on the network icon in the task bar and turning on Wifi. Then select the option to "Manage known networks." Then add "ekmpush3" as a new network and connect the computer to that network.
- Once you have selected the ekmpush3 wifi network, in an internet browser, enter 10.0.0.1 into the address bar. This will connect you to the Push gateway.
- Click the Login button. The User is admin and there is no password required.
- In the left column, select Wireless in the settings category.
- Click the check box to "Enable the wireless connection."
- Enter the Network SSID (your WiFi network name) and your WiFi password, into the appropriate text boxes.
- Click the Apply button when you are ready.
The Push3 gateway will now reboot, which takes a few minutes, and will then automatically connect to your WiFi network. If it is connected to its assigned meter(s) it will begin to read them and push their data to the cloud. If it is not connected to its assigned meter(s), empty reads will be entered into the Push database. As soon as the Push gateway is connected to its assigned meter(s) it will will begin to read the meter(s) and send their data to the cloud.
NOTE: If the Push3 becomes disconnected from the WiFi network in the future, and is not able to reconnect on it own, we recommend power cycling the Push3. This can be done by disconnecting the power supply, waiting a few seconds, and then reconnecting it. The Push3 will take a while to boot up and once it has it will try to reconnect to the same WiFi network that it was connected to before. You should not need to go through the WiFi setup steps again. Also, you should not press the pinhole button again unless you want to go through the WiFi setup steps again. We aim to improve the Push3's reliability in the future, via an over-the-air firmware update, which will mitigate the occasional need to power cycle the device in order to reconnect it to your WiFi network.