How to perform initial setup of RainMachine Mini-8 from a laptop

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How to perform initial setup of RainMachine Mini-8 from a laptop

  • Make sure that the RainMachine Mini-8 is set on Access Point mode - showing the letter A on the digit display.
  • Connect your laptop Wi-Fi to RainMachine Access Point.
  • Look for RainMachine-XXXXX Wi-Fi network on the discovered network list.
  • Click on it and it will connect automatically to the RainMachine Mini-8 network AP (Access Point).
  • Open internet browser and navigate to https://192.168.13.1:8080/api/4/ which is a web page containing all commands that can be performed on the RainMachine
  • Touch a button on the Mini-8 touch panel to activate it. This is a security protection as by default RainMachine Mini-8 doesn't have a password.
  • Press POST auth/login leaving the password field blank.
  • Scroll down to POST provision/wifi/settings.
    • Fill the SSID with the name of your home Wi-Fi network Access Point.
    • Set encryption to psk2 if you have a WPA2 protected network.
    • Fill your home Wi-Fi network password (if any) to key field.
    • Type DHCP to networkType.
  • Press POST provision/wifi/settings this will save the settings and reboot the device in client mode connected to your Wi-Fi.
  • Geolocation and other settings can be performed by POST provision on same page or by using the web interface which is available on https://rainmachine-ip:8080/ui/
Note: If you make any mistake in the steps above (wrong password or SSID) the device will reboot after a while back in Access Point mode
(showing the letter A on the digit display) and it will allow the configuration to be retried.