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mvader [3.2 Small button located to the right of the green 14-Terminal Connector Block]
venus-gx:start [2019-07-04 09:50] (current)
guy_stewart [2.2 Accessing 'Remote Console' via the built-in WiFi Access Point]
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   - After searching, it will show up in the list:    - After searching, it will show up in the list: 
   - Connect to WiFi using the 'WiFi key' which you will find printed on the side of the box ...and also on a card in the plastic bag - which you should keep in a safe place.   - Connect to WiFi using the 'WiFi key' which you will find printed on the side of the box ...and also on a card in the plastic bag - which you should keep in a safe place.
-  - Once connected, navigate to 172.24.24.1+  - Open VictronConnectand select the GX device from the Device list 
 +  - Select Remote Console - [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=aKJMXxRIkG0|See this VictronConnect feature video for step by step instructions.]] 
 + 
 +[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=aKJMXxRIkG0|{{:​venus-gx:​victronconnectgxdevice.jpg?​nolink&​400|}}]] 
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 +  - If you cannot use VictronConnect,​ you can use a web browser and navigate to the IP address  ​172.24.24.1 ​- [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=ptYV_JEcaMU?​nolink&​400|See this How to connect to the Venus GX video for step by step instructions.]] 
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 +[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=ptYV_JEcaMU|{{:​venus-gx:​howtoconnectgxdevice.jpg?​nolink&​400|}}]]
  
 Note that for added security it is possible to disable the WiFi Access Point. See Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Create access point. Note that for added security it is possible to disable the WiFi Access Point. See Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Create access point.
  
 **Caution**:​ Once WiFi Access is disabled the only way to get it back is by using '​Remote Console'​ on VRM -which requires a working internet connection; or via '​Remote Console'​ on LAN which requires a working network connection (but no internet). **Caution**:​ Once WiFi Access is disabled the only way to get it back is by using '​Remote Console'​ on VRM -which requires a working internet connection; or via '​Remote Console'​ on LAN which requires a working network connection (but no internet).
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 ==== 2.3 Finding the IP address ==== ==== 2.3 Finding the IP address ====
  
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 After that the LED will be blinking green continually. After that the LED will be blinking green continually.
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-=== Factory re-install === 
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-During a forced factory re-install - a very uncommon operation - the LED has these definitions:​ 
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-  * Off: No action is being taken. 
-  * Red blinking: Re-install in progress. 
-  * Green illuminated:​ Re-install complete. 
-  * Red illuminated:​ Error. 
  
 ==== 3.2 Small button located to the right of the green 14-Terminal Connector Block==== ==== 3.2 Small button located to the right of the green 14-Terminal Connector Block====
  
-This button is used to force a factory re-install; see previous chapter. +There is at the moment ​no functions ​to the button.
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-There are no other functions ​allocated at present.+
  
 ===== 4. Digital Inputs ===== ===== 4. Digital Inputs =====
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 See [[:​venus-os:​start#​products_running_venus_os]] See [[:​venus-os:​start#​products_running_venus_os]]
-===== 6. More information =====+===== 6. Factory reset ===== 
 + 
 +There is no factory reset option in the Venus GX. 
 + 
 +With regards to locking one-self out, the details: 
 + 
 +  * The built-in WiFi Access Point is by default enabled, it can be disabled. And its not possible to change the WiFi password. 
 +  * Remote Console on LAN is by default enabled. It can be disabled in the GUI, but a reboot will always re-enable it. It is possible to change the password (and thereby locking one-self out). 
 +  * Remote Console on VRM is by default enabled, can be disabled. 
 +  * Ethernet IP Addressing  
 + 
 +=== Reconnect via Ethernet - DCHP or known manually configured IP Address === 
 + 
 +With above functionality in mind, the only real way to lock one self out completely is by changing the password of the Remote Console function, and then forgetting that. As long as that is not the case, its always possible to connect the device to an Ethernet network. In the (most common situation) that the Ethernet settings have been left at DHCP; then use VictronConnect to find the GX Device on the network. 
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 +{{:​venus-gx:​venus_gx_victronconnect_copy.jpg?​direct&​400|}} 
 + 
 +=== Reconnect via Ethernet - unknown manually configured IP Address === 
 + 
 +If the Ethernet settings have been changed to a manual IP address, and the details of that are no longer available; then its still possible to recover the connection. Using a feature called link-local addressing. Which we added in v2.30. 
 + 
 +The Venus GX always maintains two IP addresses on its ethernet interface: the DHCP/manual one, and a Link-local address. 
 + 
 +To connect to the link local address, connect a computer and the Venus GX together (with an ethernet cable); make sure there is no router or DHCP server in the same network. And wait for your computer to obtain a link local address: 169.254.x.x. Then run VictronConnect again. In case the computer does not obtain a link local address by itself, you can also configure it your self. Set your Ethernet interface to manual ip address mode, address 169.254.1.1,​ subnet 255.255.0.0,​ and leave all other fields empty. 
 + 
 +=== Improvement coming === 
 + 
 +This functionality is due for an improvement,​ a real Factory reset is coming. In the mean time, in case all above doesn'​t work and you are locked-out, contact your dealer for a replacement. 
 +===== 7. More information =====
  
   * [[:​ccgx:​start]]   * [[:​ccgx:​start]]
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