Getting Started with AEP

CAUTION: Use only the power cord provided with the device. Using any other power cord voids the warranty and can damage the device.

1.  Install and Connect Hardware

  • For MultiConnect Conduit installation, go to Install and Connect Conduit Hardware [the linked post is not published yet].
  • For MultiConnect Conduit Access Point installation, refer to the Quick Starts or User Guides available through MultiConnect Conduit AP
  • For MultiConnect Conduit IP67 Base Station, refer to the Installation Guide for your model, available through MultiConnect Conduit IP67 Base Station

2.  Access the AEP Interface

To access the AEP interface:

  1. Open an Internet browser. In the browser’s address field, type the device’s default address: and the login page appears.
    NOTE: For AEP firmware, the DHCP client is enabled by default. If no address is acquired within 20 seconds, then the device switches to static IP address for 20 seconds. If no access to the Web UI Initial Setup Wizard is made, then the device tries the DHCP client again for 20 seconds and alternates back and forth like this until either an address is acquired through DHCP or the Web UI is accessed.
  2. Type the default user name: admin.
  3. Type the default password: admin.
  4. Click Login to start the First Time Setup Wizard.


3. Set the Password

Note: For security reasons, we recommend you change the default password:

To set a new password:

  1. Click Next on the Welcome panel.
  2. In the Current Password field, type the default password, admin.
  3. In the New Password field, type a new password.
  4. Re-type the new password in the Confirm Password field.
  5. Click Next.


4. Setting Date and Time

To set date and time:

  1. Type today’s Date in the format shown or use the calendar (data picker).
  2. Type the current Time (24-hour format).
  3. Select the Time Zone in which the device operates.
  4. Click Next.

5. Configure PPP*

To configure the Cellular PPP:

  1. To use PPP, check Enable. When enabled, your device functions as a cellular device.
  2. If using two cellular antennas, check Diversity. Do not check this option if using one antenna.
  3. To enable dial-on-demand, check Dial-on-Demand. This tells device to only make a PPP connection when there is outgoing IP traffic, and it brings the PPP connection down after a given idle timeout.
  4. The default Idle timeout is 180 seconds. If desired, you can enter a different value.
  5. Type the APN (Access Point Name). The APN is assigned by your wireless service provider.
    • Note: This does not apply to devices with embedded CDMA/EVDO radios. For these devices, skip this field.
  6. Click Next.

6. Set Up PPP Authentication*

To setup cellular PPP authentication:

  1. Select an authentication protocol Type used to negotiate with the remote peer: pap, chap, or pap-chap. The default is None.
  2. Type the Username for the remote peer to use for authentication. Optional. Username is limited to 60 characters.
  3. Type the Password for the remote peer to use for authentication. Optional. Password is limited to 60 characters.
  4. Click Finish to exit the wizard.

7. Enter the IP Address and Network Information

Set the IP address and network information for the Ethernet port:

Note: Leave the interface static unless using a DHCP server on the network that the device is connecting to. If you select DHCP client, you need to know which address is assigned to the Conduit. For information on DHCP settings, refer to DHCP in the AEP Help.

  1. Type the Conduit’s IP Address.
  2. Type the Mask for the network.
  3. Enter the Gateway address (optional and not displayed when Cellular is enabled).
  4. Enter the Primary DNS server address (optional and not displayed when Cellular is enabled).
  5. Enter the Secondary DNS server address (optional and not displayed when Cellular is enabled).
  6. Click Next.

8.  Access Configuration

When Cellular is disabled, the default settings enable HTTP Redirect to HTTPs via LAN and HTTPs via WAN. If you have a No Radio version (210A) or Cellular disabled and you change these settings, you lose access to the GUI for this device. We strongly recommend you use the default settings in this case. Otherwise, you may change settings as desired.

Note: Enabling HTTPs via WAN can increase security risk including allowing web users to access the WAN interface.

  1. Under HTTP Redirect to HTTPs, check Enabled to turn on or uncheck to turn off.
  2. Enter Port or use default value.
  3. Check either Via LAN or Via WAN.
  4. Under HTTPs, enter Port or use default value.
  5. Check Via WAN or uncheck this option.
  6. Click Finish.

9.  Finish Configuration & Get Started with Node-RED

When you have finished entering basic settings:

  1. To save and apply the settings, reboot the device by clicking Save and Restart near the top of the left sidebar.
  2. After restart, log back into the AEP interface. On the Dashboard under Cellular, the PPP state displays Link is Up. You may have to wait for short time.*
  3. To configure a LoRa Network, refer to AEP: Getting Started with LoRa (LoRa card sold separately.)
  4. To enable Node-RED, click Apps and check Enabled under Node-RED Apps.
  5. To create a program flow, click Apps and Launch Node-RED under Node-RED Apps. It may take a few minutes for Node-RED to become functional after boot up.

*Not included for MTCDT-210A (No Radio version)