- Network configuration
- LAN Port LED States
- Miniserver Diagnostics
- Mount Miniserver on DIN rail
- Connect 24V DC power supply, but do not switch on until the whole installation is complete
- Wire up inputs and outputs
- Connect Miniserver to LAN
- Connect Miniserver to extensions via Loxone Link*
- Terminate the Loxone Link at the last extension with 120Ω resistor*
- Check that a micro-SD card is inserted
- Switch on power supply
- Wait until the left hand LED on the Miniserver flashes constantly and steadily (approx 2Hz)
* Optional steps depending on configuration and requirements
When connecting for the first time, connect the network adaptor to the network then connect the power supply. The Miniserver will then boot from the inserted MicroSD card which stores all the firmware and user data. The Miniserver will now get an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP server). It is important that your Miniserver is connected to the same network as your computer so you can use the Miniserver Search in Loxone Config.
MINISERVER SEARCH IN LOXONE CONFIG
Open Loxone Config and in the tab “Miniserver” and find the Search button by clicking on the drop down arrow underneath it. Click on this and the whole network is searched to find the Miniserver.
The Miniserver will be listed in the Search results window with the name, IP address, serial number and firmware version.
Highlight the Miniserver in the Search results and enter the username and password (the default is ‘admin’ for both). Finally, click on Connect.
If you run your Miniserver the first time you can also do the Initial Setup. There you can set major setting just like Network Config and project address.
Afterwards, you can see in the status bar that you are connected.
First, select ‘Configure Miniserver’ in the title bar, within the Miniserver tab.
Enter the MAC address (serial number) of your Miniserver. To manually set an IP address, Select “Use Static IP Address”. Enter the desired IP address, Subnet, Default Gateway, DNS servers and click Send. Your Miniserver has now been assigned the new IP address.
The Miniserver will reboot as soon as you send the new network information. A successful command will cause the status LEDs on the Miniserver to go orange briefly. If this doesn’t happen the Miniserver hasn’t rebooted and the command hasn’t been sent. This could be caused by antivirus software or a firewall blocking the command or the connection from the device to the Miniserver being poor.
If you’re still having issues connecting to the Miniserver, please follow the guide on this page here to connect directly to the Miniserver.
CONNECTING NOT POSSIBLE?
Network connections are often blocked by firewalls or anti-virus programs. If you have connection problems check that Loxone Config has been allowed through the firewall and the anti-virus program. If you are still having difficulties try disabling the anti-virus program completely. If this does not allow you to connect please contact our technical support.
Changing Miniserver Time
In order to change your Miniserver’s time/time zone, you need to first connect to your Miniserver. In the same window as above, you will now have General, Access, and Network tabs. In the General tab, you will have some location options.
In this window, you can set the name of the Miniserver (used for the app), the location (Used for weather, sun position, etc.), and the time the Miniserver will use. If the Miniserver has a working internet connection, it will automatically update its time based on the set Time Zone. If you don’t have an internet connection, you can set it manually, this will use your PC/laptop time so be aware.