Getting Started & beyond

4. First Install

      4.3. Connect to Cloud

    The mainbox must know your WIFI credentials (name and password) to connect to the cloud server. The process of providing it those informations is called provisioning and is securely done with the Blynk app. Here is how it goes.

A) Mainbox

Step 1 : enter SETUP mode in mainbox
Look around for the secret button and press it.

Step 2 : Enter provisioning mode
Select SET credentials by pressing knob button.

Press again to enter provisioning mode.

    In this mode, mainbox is broadcasting a WIFI access-point named Blynk-XXXX (XXXX being a random value).
Now activate WIFI in your phone/tablet but do not connect to the access-point yet. It will be done via the app.

B) App

Step 1 : Enter provisioning mode

Add new device

Connect to WIFI

Ready

Few notes:

  • Please ignore generic instruction (no blinking)
  • Please ignore manual connect
  • Make sure mainbox is still in provision mode (waiting for credentials)

     

Step 2 : Connect to mainbox access-point

Step 3 : Enter your WIFI name and password

Important: Mainbox WIFI is compatible with 2.4GHz only (most common).
If your router is dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), it is most probably broadcasting two WIFI. Make sure to select the right one.

Device configuration is usually fast (<10s).
Provisioning is then complete !

Note: If configuration is stuck (rare), cancel and repeat from step 1.

The device is now visible in the main page:

You can now enter Digiplant device app or repeat provisioning to add a new one.