Configure the i.LON 700

You can use the i.LON 700 configuration pages to view and edit the i.LON 700 network, system, features, and LonTalk authentication settings. The Configuration UI also provides the ability to update the i.LON 700 using the browser (see the Update System Image section).

This section consists of the following:

Open the i.LON 700 Configuration Pages

To launch the i.LON 700 Configuration UI, you must be connected to the i.LON 700 through a router (see Connect through a LAN in the Connect to the i.LON 700 section).  

  1. In your browser, specify one of the following:   https://SmartServer_IPaddress  or  https://smartserver−nnnnnn   (where nnnnnn is the i.LON 700's install code. See Connect through a LAN in the Connect to the i.LON 700 section.)

    The log in dialog box appears prompting you to enter a username and password.

  2.  Enter the username and password that is designated on the i.LON 700 label.

  3. Click Log In.

The Network Configuration page appears enabling you to view and edit these settings. The menu bar at the top of the page provides the ability to go to the System, Features, LonTalk Authentication configuration pages. These configuration pages are described below.

Network Configuration

The Network Configuration page displays the current IP address and hostname, as well as the network mask (also known as the subnet mask) and default gateway.

You can select DHCP or Static IP Address as appropriate for your system using the pull-down options. To automatically request and receive an IP address from a DHCP server, select DHCP from the pull-down menu in the top field. To assign a static IP address, select Static IP Address from the pull-down menu in the top field.

You can also specify the i.LON 700 hostname in the field as needed.

Save your changes to network configuration settings by clicking the Update button at the bottom of the page.

Note: A system reboot is required for changes to take affect.

System Configuration

The System Configuration page displays the version, serial number, MAC ID, and system uptime information for the i.LON 700.

The System Configuration page also provides a LON/IP Class A network override standard option and Class A Network prefix settings, as well as displays LON/IP router information, including the index and channel type, and router IP-70-side and LON-side unique ID, state, and domain/subnet/node.

You can set the LON/IP router index and perform service/connect operations using the Service Pin button.

Note: A system reboot is required for changes to take affect for the LON/IP Class A Network settings.

You can use the buttons on this page to: Change Password, Reboot, Reset To Defaults, and Update Image. These operations are described in the sections that follow.

Save your changes to system configuration settings by clicking the Update button at the bottom of the page.

Change System Password

  1. To change the system password, click Change Password on the System Configuration page.

  2. Enter the following information:

    • Username
    • Current Password
    • New Password
    • Confirm New Password

  3. Click Change Password.

Reboot System

  1. To perform a system reboot, click Reboot on the System Configuration page. 

    A dialog box appears to confirm that you want to reboot the system.

  2. Click OK.

Reset System

  1. To perform a system reset and restore default settings, click Reset To Defaults on the System Configuration page.

    A dialog box appears to confirm that you want to erase all data and reset the system to factory default settings.

    Note: The system reboots automatically after the reset operation.

  2. Click OK.

Update System Image

The primary method for updating the i.LON 700 using the Configuration UI is described in the steps that follow. To re-image the i.LON 700, or to use the alternate update method using a direct or console connection to the i.LON 700, see Update with the i.LON 700 Console.

Flash Drive Requirements

The i.LON 700 flash drive tool requires a FAT32 formatted flash drive (exFAT and other SD card formats will NOT work).

The flash drive must have at least 2GB of free space.

  1. Download the update script onto your computer. The latest update is in the following location:

  2. Unzip the downloaded script onto the flash drive.

  3. Insert the flash drive to one of the USB connectors on the i.LON 700. 

  4. To update the i.LON 700 image, click Update Image on the System Configuration page. 

    A dialog box appears to confirm that you want to overwrite your current i.LON 700 image.

  5. Click OK.

    A message appears on the System Configuration page indicating that a shutdown is schedule in one minute that initiates the update image process.

    The system initiates a reboot after a one minute delay, and then performs the update. During the process, a lot of information is displayed in your console window, and the LEDs on the i.LON 700 will blink intermittently. When the update completes, the i.LON 700 automatically reboots. The update does not change the i.LON 700's serial # or password.

  6. You can now remove the flash drive.

Features Configuration

The Features page displays RNI, IP-852 router, single LON interface, and routers self-installed as repeaters configuration information.

You can select to enable/disable the following optional interface features by checking the Enable box:

  • Layer 5 RNI - ip70
  • Layer 5 RNI - lon0
  • Layer 2 RNI (PA) - ip70
  • Layer 2 RNI (PA) - lon0
  • LonTalk Routing
  • IP-852 Support
  • Single LON Interface
  • Self-Install Routers as Repeaters

The Port and Unique ID fields for LON interfaces can also be set as needed in the fields.

Save your changes to features configuration settings by clicking the Update button at the bottom of the page.

LonTalk Authentication Configuration

The LonTalk Authentication page displays the RNI Raw MD5 Authentication Key and provides the ability to specify a new key in the field. Click the Reset button for the new key to take affect.

The LonTalk Authentication page also provides the ability to enter the RNI Text Secret Phrase. Click the Reset button for the specified phrase to take affect.

Note: The RNI/Protocol Analyzer service must be disabled/enabled for updates to take effect.