How do I connect to MicaSense sensors?

You can connect to MicaSense sensors using WiFi or Ethernet. Both options are outlined below:

WiFi

MicaSense sensors have their own internal WiFi hotspot. Here are the details:

WiFi SSID: [camera model] [ Serial Number ]

(The serial number can be found on the back side of your camera, in the image metadata, and in the web UI)

Password: micasense

IP Address 192.168.10.254 

Type http://192.168.10.254 into your web browser to access camera's home page.

Ethernet

1. For the RedEdge M, MX, and 3, you will need to make an adapter cable (see below). For the Altum, you will need a USB 3 to Ethernet adapter. 

2. Set the host computer to use a manual IP address (192.168.1.40 is recommended)

3. Configure the camera's Ethernet IP address (192.168.1.83 by default).

Make an adapter cable

The COMM port of the camera has an Ethernet connection available. An adapter cable is required to allow use of a standard Ethernet cable. This is our step-by-step guide: How to create an ethernet adapter cable for RedEdge-M/MX

The attached PDFs are the pinout diagrams for RedEdge-M or RedEdge-3 .

Set up a static IP address on the host computer

You must set the host computer Ethernet to use a manual IP address in the block 192.168.1.0-255.

We recommend the IP address 192.168.1.40 if it is not in use already. The procedure for setting a static IP address manually for each operating system is beyond the scope of this article but there are numerous tutorials on the Internet documenting this process.

Configure the camera's IP Address

The Ethernet IP address is 192.168.1.83 by default, but can be changed via the Advanced Configuration menu (for more details see the Camera Configuration > Settings Page in the Manual). You may need to connect via WiFi to configure this.

Once you have configured your host computer's Ethernet, you can connect to the configuration page using the IP address you have set up. 

See also

MicaSense HTTP API

Inputs and outputs for MicaSense sensors

Integration examples for MicaSense sensors

 

 

 

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