Sorry we've missed this post in the last week - however full support, included with your 4Gmetry purchase, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So it's about the very first step; you don't even need the command line!
- forget about Pixhawk for a while and connect 4Gmetry to a monitor via HDMI + mouse/keyboard.
- the very first step is to connect it to the internet, so put your 4G dongle in a USB port
- verify that you're connected to the Internet (e.g.: open a webpage in the browser).
Tip : Unless you get the Internet connection, 4Gmetry is set to reboot and tries to connect again. You may want to disable the PIN prompt of your SIM card - this depends on your 4G dongle / carrier; in this way 4Gmetry automatically connect to 4G Internett on boot.
Basic setup On your 4Gmetry's desktop you'll find a configuration file; simply comment/uncomment lines of your interest, then save. No need to use the console for all the basic setup. To quickly bootstrap just type your GCS IP address. Done! On every boot your 4Gmetry connects to internet and forwards the telemetry - from Pixhawk's Telemetry 2 port to your GCS.
We've received some questions about the IP address of the GCS, so I'll write here some FAQs.
Do I need a M2M SIM card in the 4Gmetry dongle? Or a public IP? No, you don't need it. 4Gmetry actively opens a connection to your GCS, so your carrier will perform automatically a "UDP punch". So the only thing you need is an Internet-reachable GCS.
Can I use my home router's IP for the GCS? Yes. Simply assure that the router knows where to forward the telemetry. Creating a DMZ or a port forwarding is the simplest way.
What if my GCS's IP is dynamic? You may want to use a dynamic DNS (e.g: http://www.noip.com/) or a VPN (e.g.: https://openvpn.net/).
Can I use a WiFi dongle instead of a 4G/LTE one? Yes. If the GCS is also in your local net, simply put the local IP of the GCS (e.g.: 192.168.1.25).
I hope this could help to quickly setup your 4Gmetry and covers the most common problems. For community help, please continue to use UAV Matrix. For dedicated support, all customers can write us at email@example.com
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