How to Use GATEWAY V2s


GATEWAY V2

What is a GATEWAY V2?

The SlateSafety GATEWAY V2 relays data from nearby BAND V2s and BEACON V2s. GATEWAY V2s are typically used in areas where BAND V2s are unable to connect directly to the SlateSafety cloud because there is degraded cellular service. The GATEWAY V2 connects to the SlateSafety cloud over an organization's WiFi or Ethernet network.


For more: GATEWAY V2 Manual


What is the range of a GATEWAY V2 with BAND V2s?

In typical settings, the range is 0.25 miles (400 meters). Theoretically, the line-of-sight range is 0.5 miles (800 meters). The actual range is dependent on the radiofrequency (RF) environment.


What is the range of a GATEWAY V2 with BEACON V2s?

In typical settings, the range is 200 feet (60 meters). The actual range is dependent on the radiofrequency (RF) environment.


GATEWAY V2 configuration for IT:

Open the following ports:


How to setup a GATEWAY V2 on Ethernet:

  1. Plug in the power cable for the GATEWAY V2.
  2. Plug in the ethernet cable to the GATEWAY V2.
  3. Wait a couple of minutes for the connection to propagate, the indicator light labeled B on the GATEWAY V2 should turn blue. Blue indicates that it is successfully connected to the SlateSafety cloud.
  4. If BAND V2s or BEACON V2s are nearby a GATEWAY V2, then the indicator light labeled A should occasionally flash red. Red flashes occur when the GATEWAY V2 successfully receives data from nearby BAND V2s and BEACON V2s.

How to setup a GATEWAY V2 on WiFi:

  1. Plug in the power cable for the GATEWAY V2.
  2. Press the Setup button.
  3. Wait a couple of seconds, and then search for the WiFi network SLATE_GATEWAY on your computer. If you do not see it, close and reopen the search window. Sometimes your computer doesn’t find it right away.
  4. To connect to the SLATE_GATEWAY network, the password is slate_gateway_admin. Your computer should connect within a few seconds. Sometimes your laptop takes a lot longer to display that it’s connected even though the connection already exists.
  5. Navigate to http://192.168.15.1/ in your browser. Don’t worry about the connection being HTTP. The local GATEWAY V2 network is not connected to the internet and does not accept multiple connections at the same time, so nobody can easily sniff the traffic.
  6. Input the WiFi SSID and Password for your organization's WiFi network and click Submit. There is usually an eye icon you can click on to verify that the password is correct.
  7. Once submitted, the indicator light labeled B on the GATEWAY V2 should turn blue. Blue means that it has successfully connected to the SlateSafety cloud.
  8. If BAND V2s or BEACON V2s are nearby a GATEWAY V2, then the indicator light labeled A should occasionally flash red. Red flashes occur when the GATEWAY V2 successfully receives data from nearby BAND V2s and BEACON V2s.

Once successfully provisioned on your WiFi network, the GATEWAY V2 will not need to be re-provisioned unless the WiFi SSID or Password needs to be changed.

Note: If your WiFi network requires going to a landing page before connecting, then the Gateway will not be able to connect to your network via WiFi. You will instead need to use Ethernet.


Will a GATEWAY V2 connect to a mobile Hotspot?

Yes, but the hotspot name must not contain special characters.

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