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:

  1. Push3 gateway
  2. 12V power supply (included with the Push3)
  3. Paper clip
  4. Computer
  5. WiFi network


Here are the steps required to connect the Push3 to your WiFi network:

  1. Disconnect the Push from its 12V power supply if you have it connected already. Disconnect ethernet and any meters if they are connected as well.
  2. Connect the Push3 gateway to its 12V power supply. Wait until the LED closest to the side of the gateway goes solid green and the other two LEDs blink orange or green. This takes about 5 minutes.
  3. 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 1–10 seconds, until the powered LED begins to blink orange/green rapidly. If you continue to hold the button down after the LED starts blinking the gateway will eventually reset so only hold it down until the LED starts blinking.
  4. On your computer, turn on WiFi.
  5. Wait 10 seconds or so for available wifi networks to show up and then look for the adhoc wifi network called "ekmpush3" to show up.
  6. If you see the wifi network called "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.
    1. On a Mac manually joining a wifi network 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 ekmpush3 there. No security is required.
    2. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Click the Login button. The User is admin and there is no password required.
  9. In the left column, select Wireless in the settings category.
  10. Click the check box to "Enable the wireless connection."
  11. Enter the Network SSID (your WiFi network name, this is both spelling and case sensitive) and your WiFi password (this is also both spelling and case sensitive), into the appropriate text boxes.
  12. 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. When your Push3 is connected to your wifi or ethernet, the middle LED will become solid green.  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.

Within a few minutes you will be able to see realtime data (watts, volts, amps, etc.) in your account portal and in applications like encompass.io and the EKM Widget. Within an hour or two you will be able to see summarized historical data (kWh, pulse counts) in those same applications.


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 (about 4 minutes) 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.

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LED Lights (from left to right): 

                       

RS-485: Blinks green every time a meter is read locally. It blinks red if the meter read is not successful. Meters are read as fast as possible by default. This is different than the data send rate (sent to the cloud), which is once/minute by default. 

                       

Internet: Blinks green every time a meter read is pushed to the cloud. One meter read per minute is pushed out by default. An orange blink means it could not send data to the cloud but that it will retry. A red blink means the gateway is not able to send to the cloud and that it is running out of storage space on the gateway, so a read was dropped. 

                       

Power: Solid green indicates the Push is powered up. An orange LED means a helper service has not started yet or has failed. A red LED means that the main device agent code has not started yet or has failed. The LED should eventually turn green, which could take up to 20 minutes. If it does not eventually turn green, power cycle the Push3 gateway. 


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Alternative WiFi Setup Method:


It is also possible to setup WiFi on the Push3 while it is connected to your LAN or WAN via ethernet.


  1. You will need to get the IP address of your Push3 gateway. This can be done by looking at the gateway in your account portal while it is connected to the internet. Select the Push3's MAC address in your account portal and locate the IP address.
    It can also be found with a 3rd party IP scanning software solution. Whichever method you choose, copy the IP address once you find it.
  2. Once you have copied the IP address, paste the IP address into the address bar of your internet browser. This will connect you to the Push gateway.
  3. Click the Login button. The User is admin and there is no password required.
  4. In the left column, select Wireless in the settings category.
  5. Click the check box to "Enable the wireless connection."
  6. Enter the Network SSID (your WiFi network name, this is both spelling and case sensitive) and your WiFi password (this is also both spelling and case sensitive), into the appropriate text boxes.
  7. 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 you disconnect the ethernet connection (it will always prioritize ethernet over WiFi). When your Push3 is connected to your wifi or ethernet, the middle LED will become solid green.  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.

Within a few minutes you will be able to see realtime data (watts, volts, amps, etc.) in your account portal and in applications like encompass.io and the EKM Widget. Within an hour or two you will be able to see summarized historical data (kWh, pulse counts) in those same applications.