WattBox Configuration (No OvrC)

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This a a quick guide to configure a “New” WattBox or one that is already connected on your network.

(From a Users Prospective)

  • First, you are going to want to plug the WattBox into an available port on your network using a ethernet cable.
  • Second, plug the WattBox into a powered outlet.
  • Third, login to your WattBox using:

 

      • Click IP
      • Click Scan
      • Look for a Computer Icon with the Dropdown Arrow, Click on the Dropdown Arrow and look for HTTP, OvrC Wattbox (OvrC Embedded Server)
      • Double Click on HTTP, OvrC Wattbox (OvrC Embedded Server)

      • Default User Name: wattbox
      • Default Password: wattbox
      • Use:
        • Firmware Update Instructions II – WattBox IP Web Interface
        • Firmware Update Instructions III – WattBox IP Utility Software
      • To upgrade the firmware on the WattBox.
        • To upgrade using the OvrC application, you must have a authorized OvrC dealer perform the upgrade and configurations.
  • Fifth, Quick Configurations:
    • Change User Name and Password
    • Configure the Device
    • Email Settings (To get Notifications)
      • Advanced: Setup Remote Configurations

User Name and Password:

Configuration

  • Name the Outlets and set them to Normal from the dropdown.

  • Configure the outlets for Power-On Delay to turn on when power is restored.

    • Start at a safe time to confirm that the power is stable and not turning on and off repeatedly. Example; wait a minute or two and then have the devices start to turn on.
  • Configure the WattBox to “Ping” a website for outlets that will be setup for Auto Reboots.

    • Example; tell the WattBox to “Ping” www.google.com, www.amazon.com and www.yahoo.com and put a check mark on the outlet that will be monitoring connection to the internet (the outlet the router is plugged into). If it can’t “Ping” the websites you have entered, the WattBox will reboot that outlet.
    • Use UDP. For websites that do not use UDP, use TCP as a fallback.
      • UDP “User Datagram Protocol” (Recommended)
      • TCP “Transmission Control Protocol”
    • Use OR for if any (1) of the communications failed.
    • Use AND for if all communications failed. (Recommended)
  • Time-Out Settings

    • Step 1: Timeout Before Reset (Web) Time-out Interval (OvrC)
      • Means how many seconds should go by without a response from the pinged address. (As if you opened a web page and you are waiting for it to load.)
        • 30 Seconds “example” (If all web addresses do not get a response because it is set to AND, it will go to Step 2 and try 10 times before rebooting the outlet.)
          • If you have (3) addresses for the WattBox to ping, all (3) addresses are pinged at the same time. So every 30 seconds “give or take”, the WattBox will ping all addresses at the same time.
    • Step 2: Continuous Timeouts Before Reset (Web) Number of Tim-outs Before Auto-Reboot (OvrC)
      • How many times does the WattBox not reach the internet before rebooting the outlet.
        • 10 Times “example” (If 10 times pass without reaching the pinged web addresses, WattBox will go to Step 4 and reboot the outlet up to 5 times.)
          • 10 times trying could take up to 5 minutes at 30 seconds each ping.
    • Step 3: Ping Delay After-Auto Reboot Initiates (Web) Time Interval After Auto-Reboot (OvrC)
      • How long should the WattBox wait until it starts to ping again.
        • 15 Minutes “example”
          • The max delay time for the devices to turn on is 10 minutes, so if the router is set to 5 minutes to turn on and the Ping Delay After-Auto Reboot Initiates is set to 2 minutes, the WattBox will never be able to ping the web addresses causing an infinite loop of rebooting. Make sure the Ping Delay After-Auto Reboot Initiates  is greater then router Power-on delay.
    • Step 4: Reboot Attempts (Web) (OvrC)
      • How many time will the WattBox reboot the outlet before calling it quits.
        • 5 Times “example” (Each time the WattBox reboots the outlet, it will start again from Step 1.)

If the internet and/or network doesn’t come back up after rebooting the router (in this case) 5 times, the WattBox will “assume” that it is an issue with the service provider and keep the outlet On. So when the internet comes back, your network is already up and running.

E-mail

  • Creating a Gmail account to have notifications emailed to you via Gmail.

    • Setup a Gmail email account and set it up for 2-Step Verification and App Password (this will “trust” the application like the WattBox to send emails via Gmail without 2-Step Verification).
      • Turn on 2-Step Verification

        1. Open your Google Account.
        2. In the Navigation Panel, select Security.
        3. Under “Signing in to Google,” select 2-Step Verification and then Get started.
        4. Follow the On-Screen steps.
      • Create & use App Passwords

        1. Go to your Google Account.
        2. Select Security.
        3. Under “Signing in to Google,” select App Passwords. You may need to sign in. If you don’t have this option, it might be because:
          1. 2-Step Verification is not set up for your account.
          2. 2-Step Verification is only set up for security keys.
          3. Your account is through work, school, or other organization.
          4. You turned on Advanced Protection.
        4. At the bottom, choose Select App and choose the app you using and then Select Device and choose the device you’re using and then Generate.
        5. Follow the instructions to enter the App Password. The App Password is the 16-character code in the yellow bar on your device. Use this password instead of the password you normally use for your Gmail account in the WattBox E-mail Settings.
        6. Tap Done.
    • Setup the WattBox to E-mail you Notifications.
      • E-mail Notifications: Enable
      • E-mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
      • E-mail Port: 465
      • Sender’s E-mail Address: “Your new Gmail E-mail Address” _____@gmail.com
      • E-mail Server Requires Authentication: Yes
      • User Name: “Your new Gmail E-mail Address” _____@gmail.com
      • Password: The App Password you got from Google
        • Once done, you can send a “test” email, but remember that you must save the settings before you can test the email.

      • Select what information you would like to receive from the WattBox events and Click Apply.
      • Lastly, add the emails of users that would like to receive this information emailed to them and Click Add.

Advanced: Setup Remote Configurations

Remote Configurations is good to setup for those times where you want to remotely reboot a device manually or just login to your WattBox and make changes remotely.

 

 

 

 

 

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