Initial Setup Miniserver

These instructions guide you through the initial configuration of the Miniserver or Miniserver Go.

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        • Step 1: First start of the Miniserver

          First, the Miniserver is installed and connected.

          1. Connect to the network using a LAN cable (e.g.: Internet Wi-Fi router)
          2. Connect the Miniserver to the power supply
          Details about the installation of the Miniserver can be found here.

          Details about the installation of the Miniserver Generation 1 can be found here.

          Details about the installation of the Miniserver Go can be found here.

          About 1 minute after switching on the power supply, the Miniserver is operational.

          Miniserver: The left LED flashes green.

          Miniserver GO: The LED on the back and also the LED on the top are permanently white.

          Should the Miniserver LEDs not light up after 1 minute as described above you will find more information here.

          Step 2: Create a Miniserver Project

          In order to configure the Miniserver, a PC with the “Loxone Config” software is required.

          1. Download Loxone Config software from our website: Download
          2. Install downloaded software
          3. Open Loxone Config:

          This PC must be connected to the same network (Wi-Fi or LAN) to which the Miniserver is connected.

          1. Create a new project by clicking on “New Project”.
          2. Select the type of Miniserver
          3. Confirm with “Next”:

          The project details can be entered here.

          1. Enter project name
          2. Enter author details
          3. Enter customer details
          4. Confirm with “Next”

          Now the users are added to the project.

          1. Change username
          2. Change password
          3. Enter user interface password
          4. Optional: Create additional users and edit user credentials as described in steps 1-3 (There is no limit to the number of users that can be created).
          5. Confirm with “Next”

          The first user is automatically the administrator and has full configuration rights. The user credentials are required to access the user interface and should be noted down.

          Now the information for each room can be entered.

          1. Select the required rooms
          2. Rename room (optional)
          3. Select room type
          4. Assign a rating
          5. Add to user interface favorites
          6. Customize icon
          7. Specify the room size
          8. Optional: Create additional rooms
          9. Confirm with “Next”

          • The room size is essential for proper climate control.
          • Rating and favorites influence the layout in the user interface
          • The room type is used later during Auto Configuration
          The project and its basic settings have now been successfully created.

          In the next window click on “Start Miniserver Search” to proceed with the network setup in Step 3:

          Step 3: Network Setup

          In order to continue the initial setup, the Miniserver must be running and connected to the network as described in Step 1 and a project must be created, as described in Step 2.

          In the next step, the network settings are configured on the Miniserver. If you are unfamiliar with network technology, it may be advisable to consult a network specialist to successfully complete this step and continue with the initial configuration.

          If the “Miniserver Search” window is not yet open, click on the arrow below the “Connect” button, then click on “Search”.

           

          In the “Miniserver Search” window, the first connection to the Miniserver is now established:

          1. Select the Miniserver once it is displayed in the window.
          2. Enter user data (At initial setup: username: “admin” and password: “admin”)
          3. Continue the configuration by clicking on “Initial Setup”.

          • No Miniserver is found during the search? You can find more information here.
          • If you get an error message after clicking on “Initial Setup” stating that the login credentials are incorrect, you can find information on how to restore the Miniserver to its factory settings here.
          1. In the following dialog, check and, if necessary, correct the Miniserver location data.
          2. Click on “Next”

          The next step is configuring the network settings.

          1. Assign a static IP address and adjust the settings to match your network.
          2. Click on “Next”

          It is essential to assign an unused static IP address, outside of the DHCP range, in order to ensure reliable access.
          1. If necessary, adjust the external HTTP/HTTPS port and note it down for later port forwarding configuration.
          2. Click on “Next”

          The Loxone Cloud DNS provides easy access if you do not receive a static IP from your ISP.

          Finally, confirm the use of the security certificate, which is required for access via HTTPS:

          Now click on the “Finish” button to finalize the setup.

          The new settings will be transferred to the Miniserver. The Miniserver automatically reboots with the new settings, this process may take a minute. If the Config software does not automatically reconnect 1 minute after completing the configuration, you can find more information here.

          As the last step of the initial setup, the project that was just created must be saved to the Miniserver.

          Click on “Save in Miniserver” to transfer the configuration. While the Miniserver is saving the data, the button is grayed out. Once saving is complete, the button is visible again.

          The network configuration of the Miniserver is now complete. Continue with Step 4 of the configuration.

          Step 4: User Interface

          If Step 3 was successfully completed, it is possible to operate the Miniserver via the user interface.

          From this point on it is possible to connect with your Loxone App on your phone, tablet or PC as long as you are in your home network (e.g.: Wi-Fi). Download the apps directly from our homepage (Download), or from an app store and log in with the user credentials that you created in the previous steps during initial configuration

          Control is not yet possible since the periphery is not yet configured. However, you can see that the local connection has been established successfully.

          Step 5: Remote Access

          By setting up external access to the Miniserver, the Loxone system is also accessible from the Internet and can be operated from anywhere via the Loxone App or the web interface.
          Remote configuration via Loxone Config is also possible.
          Depending on the Miniserver, follow one of the following guides:

          For the current Miniserver, we recommend Loxone Remote Connect.
          For the Miniserver Gen. 1, use External Access.

          Additional Steps

          The Miniserver is now set up and ready for use. The next step should be to correctly connect and pair all the devices.

          You can find more information about this in the documentation for the respective device.

          As soon as all the devices are paired, a large part of programming is automatically created by Auto Configuration.

          Table of Contents

           

          General Documentation

          Connect to the Miniserver

          Start the Loxone Config software. Under “Miniserver” you will find the button “Search”. By clicking on this button, the network will be scanned for a Miniserver. Found devices are listed in the search results with host name, IP address, serial number and firmware version.

          If no Miniserver is found in the search you can find more information here.

          To connect to a Miniserver click on “Connect”, enter username and password (default: admin / admin) and then click on “Connect”.

          miniserver_verbinden

          Alternatively, you can click the “Connect” button and enter the Miniserver name (“lxl” followed by the last 4 digits of the serial number).

          To establish an external connection, the MAC address of the Miniserver can simply be entered in the IP address field.

          As you can see in the status bar, you are now connected to your Miniserver:

          Changing the IP address of the Miniserver

          For security reasons, the IP address can only be changed within one hour after switching on the power supply. After this time, the Miniserver must be restarted by switching off the power supply for a few seconds.

          Change address using Configure Device

          This method is used when no connection to the Miniserver has been established yet.

          Assigning an IP address via Configure Device is also possible when the Miniserver is in a different IP range and it is not possible to establish a connection. Use this function to establish the connection afterwards.

          Open the configuration software Loxone Config and follow the steps below:

          1. First click on the Miniserver in the Periphery tree.
          2. Then click the Configure Device button in the menu bar and select Miniserver as the device.
          3. The MAC address (serial number) of the Miniserver is copied from the current document. If it is not correct (e.g. blank document), then enter the MAC address (serial number) of the Miniserver. You can find it on the label on the back of the device.
          4. Enter a valid IP address for the Miniserver that is outside of the DHCP range of the router. Add the subnet mask, gateway (usually the IP address of the router/modem) and the addresses of the DNS servers. (You can get the DNS server addresses either from the ISP, or you can search the Internet for alternatives).
          5. Then click on Send

          The Miniserver restarts and can then be reached at the new assigned IP address.
          If this does not work, the connection may have been blocked by a virus scanner or firewall. Disable these temporarily, and try assigning the address again.

          Change address using Configure Miniserver

          This method is used when you are already connected to the Miniserver:

          1. First click on the Miniserver in the Periphery tree
          2. Then click the button Configure Miniserver in the menu bar, and select the Network tab.
          3. The MAC address (serial number) of the currently connected Miniserver is used.
          4. Enter a valid IP address for the Miniserver that is outside of the DHCP range of the router. Add the subnet mask, gateway (usually the IP address of the router/modem) and the addresses of the DNS servers. (You can get the DNS server addresses either from the ISP, or you can search the Internet for alternatives).
          5. Then click on Apply and send to Miniserver

          The Miniserver restarts and can then be reached at the new assigned IP address.
          If this does not work, the connection may have been blocked by a virus scanner or firewall. Disable these temporarily, and try assigning the address again.

          Connect Miniserver directly to PC

          The Miniserver can also be connected directly to a PC via a network cable or switch if no router or DHCP server is available.
          This is useful for troubleshooting in order to rule out network related issues.

          Two options are available for this, which differ depending on the Miniserver generation:

          Current Miniserver

          Since version 12.0, the current Miniserver no longer falls back to 192.168.1.77 if no DHCP server is present. Instead, link-local addressing via Zeroconf is supported.
          In this case, the Miniserver and computer adopt a 169.254.x.x link-local address if both are set to DHCP.
          However, you can still manually assign an IP address to the Miniserver and the computer to enable a connection.

        • Miniserver Gen. 1

          The Miniserver Gen.1 adopts the default static address 192.168.1.77 if it is not assigned an address by a DHCP server.
          Therefore, the PC must be assigned an IP address matching the Miniserver in the same address range (192.168.1.x).

          To do this, go to the “Network and Sharing Center” in the Control Panel. Then click on “Change adapter settings” on the left side:

          netzwerk_freigabecenter

          Then switch to the properties of the Ethernet or LAN connection:

          lan

          Now double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4”:

          IPv4

          In this example, we have assigned the address 192.168.1.1 to the computer:

          inbetriebnahme-manuelle-ip-adresse

          Confirm with OK and a connection with the Miniserver via Loxone Config is possible.

          Adjust Miniserver configuration

          Any changes to the Miniserver configuration after the initial setup, can also be made while the connection to the Miniserver is active.

          Details on establishing a connection can be found here.
          1. It is recommended to always load the current project, including any user changes, from the Miniserver into Loxone Config before making changes. To do so, simply click on “Load from Miniserver”.
          2. After making changes, you can save them to the Miniserver. Simply click on “Save to Miniserver” and the local changes made in the software will be transferred to the Miniserver and the Miniserver will automatically restart to load the changes. Once this restart is complete, the Miniserver will run with the updated configuration.

           

           

           

          Diagnostics

          Miniserver is not found in search / Miniserver not accessible in the network

          Miniserver is not found in search / Miniserver not accessible in the network

          Miniserver flashes green, but is not accessible in the network

          1. Check if the status LEDs on the Miniserver’s network (LAN) port are blinking or on.
            • The green LED is on and the orange LED flashes (flashing indicates network traffic).
              • no issues, move on to 2.
            • LEDs neither on nor flashing
              • Check if the network cable is plugged in correctly.
            • If the LEDs still remain off
              • please contact Loxone support.
            • Both LEDs are on, even if no cable is connected.
              • please contact Loxone support.

          Miniserver flashes green and the network interface indicates data traffic

          2. Now switch to Loxone Config and click on “Search” under “Miniserver”. The Miniserver should now be listed in the search results and you can connect to it.

          • No Miniserver is found:
            • Check the network connections again. If necessary, replace the Ethernet cable.
            • Check your firewall or your antivirus program to see if Loxone Config is marked as “Trusted”.
            • Check the network configuration: How are you connected to the Miniserver?
              Important: The network must be configured as a home or work network on your Windows PC!
            • Miniserver connected to router
              Open the command prompt. (Start -> Run -> cmd or Win + R -> cmd)
              Now enter the command “arp -a”. All active network connections are now listed. Search for the entry with the MAC address EE-E0-00-… or 50-4F-94-… This is your Miniserver.
              Now enter the following command using the IP address you just determined (in our example 192.168.1.77): ping 192.168.1.77
              Replace 192.168.1.77 with the IP of your Miniserver!
              Ping successful
              You received four replies from this address, so the Miniserver is reachable.
              Now switch back to the Loxone Config software. Click on “Connect” under “Miniserver”. Now enter the IP address you just determined. Default user and password is “admin”. If the connection is not possible, disable the firewall and virus scanner and try again. Now a connection should be possible.
              Ping failed
              You receive a “Timeout” or some other error as a reply.
              Assign a static IP address to the Miniserver.
              Instructions for this can be found here. Then run the ping test again.
            • Miniserver connected directly to PC
              If the Miniserver is connected directly to your PC, you must assign a static IP address to your PC and also to the Miniserver.
          • No connection possible
            • Please contact our support.