Basic Configuration using buttons – (switch 3 off)

The push buttons can be used to configure some basic SMC settings.  You must ensure that DIP switch 3 is in the off state before trying to configure the unit.
On units configured with an IP primary interface there are nine settings (environment variables) which can be configured using the push buttons and display mechanism. They are numbered as follows: -

1.             MY_IP_ADDRESS –                        this is the local IP address.

2.             LOCAL_PORT                               this is the local IP port.

3.             GW_IP_ADDRESS                        this is the IP address of the WebWay SMG.

4.             IP_PORT –                                       the port number for the WebWay SMG normally 50561.

5.             DEFAULT_GW –                              the default Gateway.

6.             NETMASK                                      the subnet mask.

7.             GSM_PIN_NUMBER –                   the GSM PIN number

8.             GSM_PUK_NUMBER –                 the GSM PUK (PIN unlocking code)

9.             PANEL_TYPE –                              the type of alarm panel (see section which follows on ‘setting the panel type’)

A.            PATHS –                                          shows type of each path in succession, and allows path 1 to be set

B.            PINS –                                              shows the type of each PIN set up (a for alarm, r for restore)

C.            REMOTE_ENV_ACCESS –           When set TRUE, prevents outside access to environment variables

D.            ACCOUNT –                                    shows or sets the SPT ACCOUNT

E.            SERIALNUM –                                reads back the unique serial number of the SPT. Cannot be changed

F.             GPRS_ACCESSPOINT –             this is the GPRS connection to the internet (see note below)


Configuration Button Functions 


Button A 
Will cycle backwards through the settings (D,C,B,A,9…1)
Once a setting is selected, Button A will cycle through the digits (9…0) or alphanumeric values (.9-0,z..a)

Button B 
Will cycle forwards through the settings (1…9,A,B,C,D)
Once a setting is selected, Button B will cycle through the digits (0…9) or alphanumeric values (a..z,0-9.)

Button C 
After each digit has been selected, pressing Button C will enter the selected digit/character and take you onto the next digit.
Displaying the current settings (using the configuration switches)

Pressing Buttons A & B will cycle backwards and forwards through the settings (1 to 9).  During this selection phase the dot on the 7-segment display will flash quickly. 
Once you have highlighted the specific setting you wish to display (e.g. 1 – ‘MY_IP_ADDRESS’ on IP primary units) press Button C.  This will first display the parameter name (e.g. IpAddr) followed by its value (i.e. 172.16.1.200) and then return to the setting number (i.e. 1). The 7-segment display will remain on this number for approximately 20 seconds before returning to normal.

The character-by-character display of settings can be stopped at any time by pressing any button. This will return the display to the setting number (i.e. 1).


Changing the current settings (using the configuration switches)

Pressing Buttons A & B will cycle backwards and forwards through the settings (1 to 9). During this selection phase the dot on the 7-segment display will flash quickly.  Once you have highlighted the specific setting you wish to change (e.g. 1 – ‘MY_IP_ADDRESS’ on IP primary units) press button C and HOLD for approximately 2 seconds. A blank display will show with just the bottom line lit.

Note: If there is no activity for 20 seconds the display will return to normal). 

Pressing Buttons A & B will cycle backwards and forwards through the numbers that need to be set (0…9). Once you have selected the first digit press Button C. This will store the first digit and go onto the next. 

If you are configuring an IP address, the unit understands that you are entering four octets and automatically inserts a dot after three digits (or two digits above 25) have been entered.  In this case a dot is briefly shown to indicate that the dot has been added.

The only menu which needs a prefix is 3 – GW_IP_ADDRESS which requires a 0 before entering the IP – e.g. 0192.168.0.1

If only two digits (25 or below) are required then pressing Button C after entering in the two digits will create the ‘dot’ and go onto the next octet. 
When a ‘dot’ is entered you will see the dot on the 7-segment display light briefly to inform you that you are onto the next octet of an IP address. Once you have finished entering in a configuration parameter press Button C for the final time and you should see the 7-segment display cycle for a short while and then return to normal. You can of course check the setting you have just entered by just displaying the parameter.

Setting the IP address to DHCP

You can set the unit to automatically attempt to gain IP addressing by using DHCP. You can currently do this by setting IPADDR (setting 1) to 127.0.0.1. The default gateway address (DEFAULT_GW) can either be set to DHCP by setting it to 127.0.0.1 or it can be set to a different fixed IP address – please consult the network administrator for this information.
Setting the IP address to DHCP will automatically set the subnet mask.

Points to note: -
None of the settings change until all the digits have been entered and button C has been pressed for the final time causing the 7-segment display to cycle round.
If the unit is left with no activity for 20 seconds during configuration it will return to normal un-changed.

Setting GPRS Access Point (APN)

You can select a pre-configured GPRS APN (for the Environment Variable GPRS_ACCESSPOINT) using simple numeric selection.  On units with a GPRS primary interface, select setting 3 using buttons A and B, then press and hold button C until the underscore appears.  Then use buttons A and B to select the setting by numeric value as shown in the table below. When in display mode the APN will be shown in full spelling out the characters one at a time.

0              manual entry

1              internet (Vodafone)

2              mobile.o2.co.uk  (O2)

3              general.t-mobile.uk   (T-Mobile)

4              orangeinternet    (Orange)

5              wwo.co.uk  (WebWayOne Standard)

6              mobile.bt.uk         (BT)

7              btmobile.bt.com  (BT)

8              gprsalarm.romec.com  (Romec’s private O2 APN)

9              tesco (C&W APN)

A             Automatic Selection

As shown in the table a special entry ‘0’ has been provided to allow the installer to enter manually any access point using selection of lowercase alphabetic characters, numeric digits 0-9 and the following other characters:  dot, minus (hyphen), underscore.
 

Using Buttons to interrogate the Interface status (switch 3 on)

The buttons can be used to interrogate the state of each interface.  To do this, put the DIP switch 3 to the on position.

 Button A will show the status of the primary interface of the unit.

Button B will show the status of the secondary interface of the unit.

Button C will show the panel type selected and whether the panel is currently communicating successfully with the unit.

For each of the A and B buttons, the display will show the state of the interface by spelling it out once in words for each press of the button. The possible displays are as follows.


IP Interface

no ip                       The board is not configured for IP or does not have an IP interface
no eth.                   The physical link to the IP interface is missing – check the cable between the unit and the hub or the router
no router               The router (default gateway) for outside access to the WebWayOne Secure Management Gateway (SMG) has not been set up
no dhcp                 DHCP has been configured as a means for the unit to acquire its own IP address – but not DHCP server could be found with available addresses
Ping good             The unit was able to ping the router (default gateway)
Ping fail                 The unit was unable to ping the router (default gateway)

GSM Interface

no gsm                                  The board is not configured for GSM or does not have an GSM interface
no module                            The GSM module is either not fitted, or is unwell and refusing to talk to the communicator
Phone fault                           A message from the GSM module to indicate that there is something wrong with it
no sim                                   The module could not find a SIM
no Pin                                    The SIM fitted requires a PIN, but none has been set up in the communicator (the setting GSM_SIM_PIN) 
Pin error                               The wrong PIN has been configured.  Note: If the unit is restarted a few times in this state, the wrong pin will be entered and the SIM will be locked out 
Puk error                              The PIN configured in the unit is the wrong PIN for the SIM fitted and will need a PUK unlock code from the SIM provider (the setting GSM_SIM_PUK)
SIM error                              The module has found a fault with the SIM and can not use it
SIM unknown             An unknown error has occurred with the SIM
unknown error            A problem has occurred which the GSM module does not recognize

Sig [level] [gsm] [gprs]    

This is the normal working state of the GSM interface status report.  It indicates that the module is present and working with the supplied SIM and any supplied PIN is correct.  The three parts to the message indicate signal strength 0-10 and the registration status of the module with the GSM and the GPRS networks.

Possible values for each registration status are:

No reg                   The GSM/GPRS is not (or could not be) registered – interface will not work,  for GPRS this could possibly be due to the SIM not being GPRS enabled
Reg                        The GSM/GPRS is registered – this is a working state.  It is quite possible to get GSM registered without GPRS registration – see ‘no reg.’
Search                  The module is searching for a usable cell on the GSM/GPRS network
Denied                   The module has been denied use of the cell for GSM/GPRS – Note: this can occur briefly during the registration process
Unknown              An unknown error has occurred in the registration process
Limited                  Limited cell is likely to be an unreliable one
On-call                   The GSM unit is on a voice or data call. This is most likely to be an incoming call.
No cell                   Could not find a usable cell.  Signal may need boosting with a high-gain antenna
Update                  Unit is hopping between cells and is currently unusable
Roaming               The SIM is not on its native network but is using a third party network.  This is a working state and should not cause any problems operationally

PSTN Interface

no pstn                  The board is not configured for PSTN or does not have a PSTN interface
good                       The normal state of the PSTN line.  Voltage shown as 54.6V is good and the periodic dial tone checks are positive
Error                      The PSTN line has probably not been connected as the voltage is way below the line failure voltage of 2.0V 
Line busy              The line is in use by another device.  The threshold for detecting this is a line voltage less than 20.0V
Dialing                   The unit is on dialing or trying to connect to the SMG
On line                   The unit is on line to the SMG and working correctly
Line test                The line is being checked for dial tone
Volt test                 The voltage test is taking place – you are very unlikely to ever see this

Panel Interface

The panel interface status shows the selected panel type followed by either “Present” or “lost”, depending on whether the panel is currently communicating with the communicator correctly. A digi panel type will display “Unknown” as there is no mechanism to determine this link.