Use the Device panel to view information about WebDAQ hardware, the capacity of internal and external storage, network settings, security access, and email settings. The Device Info tab displays by default when users open the Device panel.
Each panel can be minimized by the user.
The Device Info tab lists information about the WebDAQ device, system clock, firmware version and update utility, and calibration status, and provides two log files — the Info Log File lists notifications such as start and stop times, and the Error Log File lists error notifications.
|Device Info Tab|
|Device||Information about WebDAQ hardware:
|System Clock||The clock settings set on the WebDAQ hardware. These clock settings may be different from that of the user accessing the hardware. Tap the "Change date and time settings" link to show a Date and Time dialog with additional options:
|Firmware||Information about device firmware.
|Bootloader||Information about the device bootloader.
|Log Files||Contains the Info and Error log files and a toolbar.|
The Info log file lists device startup initialization information, job and schedule activity, and alarm activities since system startup. The Error log file lists all errors that have occurred since system startup.
Log Files Toolbar:
The Storage tab shows the available storage types, and includes the amount of used and available space for each type. WebDAQ internal storage and external media (if present) display under a Device heading, and mapped network storage locations display under a Network heading.
Partitioned storage areas are indicated with a number. SD cards with multiple partitions are listed as P1, P2, and so on. USB drives with multiple partitions are listed as A1, A2, and so on. If a second USB drive is connected it is listed as B1, B2, and so on.
|Internal Storage||Always shown. Shows used and free space on the integrated internal storage of the WebDAQ.|
|SD Card||Shows only if an SD Card is mounted on the WebDAQ. Shows used and free space on the external storage of media inserted in the SD slot of the WebDAQ. Click Eject to unmount the media for removal. Note: if the external media is actively being used for data logging, this button will do nothing when clicked.|
|USB Storage Device||Shows only if a USB mass storage device is mounted on the WebDAQ. Shows used and free space on the external storage of media inserted in the USB connector of the WebDAQ. Click Eject to unmount the media for removal. Note: if the external media is actively being used for data logging, this button will do nothing when clicked.|
|Map Drive button||Used to mount a network storage location onto the WebDAQ device. Opens the Network Storage Folder Properties dialog box to set the properties of the network folder.
Select Network Folder or FTP Server as the location of the storage folder to map.
*Username and Password are required fields if the location is password-protected.
Access to a network storage folder is disabled while the schedule is active.
|Refresh button||Updates to display each drive currently mapped on the WebDAQ, and the used and free space that is available on each drive.|
|Network Panels||Shows only if a network drive or FTP server is mapped as a WebDAQ storage location. Shows used and free space on the mapped network storage location.|
Disconnect and Properties buttons appear on each network panel. Tap Disconnect to remove the network storage location from WebDAQ; a confirmation prompt displays before the storage folder is removed from WebDAQ.
Tap Properties to open the Network Storage Folder Properties dialog box to view or change folder settings.
The Network tab lists network configuration settings and status, and allows selection of WiFi interface if a WiFi adapter is installed in one of the WebDAQ USB ports. Note — a wired connection must first be established before a wireless connection can be configured
The WebDAQ IP address type is set by default for DHCP/Link-Local. When connected to a network, the device first attempts to receive an IP address from a DHCP server. If this fails, the link-local address stored on the device is used (169.254.100.100).
|Network Settings||Tap LAN to configure the settings for a wired network, or WiFi to configure wireless network settings.|
|WiFi settings (appears when a WiFi adapter is connected. Refer to the hardware manual for the procedure to configure the WebDAQ for wireless communication):
|Network Status||Information about the LAN and WiFi networks, such as the current IP address.|
The Security tab allows the user to change passwords for each of the two built-in WebDAQ user accounts — "admin" and "share" — and to set the security level for access to the WebDAQ web interface.
The security level for the WebDAQ web interface is set to "Off" by default. Set the desired security level to limit access to the web interface.
|Security Level||Sets user permissions for access to the WebDAQ interface with a slider control.
|Accounts||Allows users to set the administrator "admin" and "share" passwords.
Security for shared locations on the device (via SMB or FTP) are controlled separately
Permissions to access a shared folder or FTP server running on the WebDAQ are controlled separately by the Folder Properties dialog box (Data Files window Files tab) and the FTP Server Configuration dialog box, respectively.
The Email/SMS tab allows users to specify the SMTP servers that will be used to send email and text notifications.
TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol is used to secure email transmissions.
Use the Toolbar utilities to define an email server, modify the settings of an existing server, and to select the default server for sending email notifications and SMS messaging. Enable the checkbox of the server to set as the default.
|SMTP Servers icon bar|
|Create|| Opens the SMTP Server Settings dialog to add an SMTP server to the server list. The pre-defined servers are GMAIL, LIVE, and YAHOO. Choose Other if the desired server is not one of the pre-defined options.|
SMTP Server Settings dialog properties:
|Delete||Deletes the selected server definition.|
|Edit||Opens the SMTP Server Settings dialog box for users to modify the selected server definition. The password field is left empty for security reasons.|
|Test||Sends an email to the email account on the selected server to test the server settings. A message displays and an email is sent to indicate that the WebDAQ device SMTP server verification was successful.|
If Email Notifications are Blocked
The SMTP server may block notifications from the WebDAQ app. To allow notifications, configure the SMTP server to allow access from less secure apps. We recommend that users create a dedicated email account for WebDAQ notifications, separate from a personal email account.
The FTP Server tab allows users to configure the WebDAQ as an FTP server. Users can turn the server on/off and mount one or more FTP client connections.
- Up to 20 clients can connect to the FTP server at one time.
- A maximum of two connections per IP address can access the FTP server (a WebDAQ admin account and a share account).
Use the FTP Server Configuration dialog box properties to enable the server, specify the FTP root path, and set permissions.
|FTP Server Configuration|
|ON/OFF toggle button||Turns on the FTP server running on the WebDAQ. Off by default. When set ON, enables the Root Path and Permission properties. Note that the port number is not editable, and is provided for information only.|
|Root Path||Sets the home (root) directory of the FTP server. Users can access files within this directory tree. |
Tap Browse and choose from Internal Storage, any available SD card or USB storage device, or Network Storage on a mapped network storage location. Icons are provided to create subfolders, refresh the file list, and navigate the folder hierarchy.
External media must be inserted for the external options to display. Network drives must be mapped to WebDAQ for network storage types to display. Use the Storage tab to map a network storage location. Depending on the current security level, users may be prompted to enter a password when selecting a storage location.
|Permissions|| Sets read and modify access for the WebDAQ admin and share accounts. When users access the FTP server from an FTP client application on another computer, they are prompted for a user name and password. Enter either the admin or share account name and the associated password.|
Refer to the Security tab above for information about account passwords.
Note: if the WebDAQ CONFIG RESET button is pressed, any enabled FTP Server running on the WebDAQ becomes disabled.