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Wirnet™ iFemtoCell-evolution: Connect to the gateway

Powering the iFemtoCell-evolution

Connect the AC/DC power supply to the barrel jack power connector.

Technical specifications for power supply:

  • Polarity: positive tip
  • Voltage: DC 12V
  • Current: 500mA
  • PCB connector - barrel jack (5.5mm sleeve, 2.5mm pin/tip)

Take care to switch-off the gateway properly to avoid data loss (use the halt command or press on/off button during 3s).
The power supply is intended for indoor use only.

SIM insertion

If 3G/4G cellular connection is used, insert USIM in dedicated holder before powering-up the gateway.

Connect through the network

Please see the connection, login and credentials page for more information on how to connect to your iFemtocell-evolution.

Local connection (USB)

You can connect a PC directly to the iFemtocell-evolution with a USB cable. In this mode, the gateway will simulate an ethernet device.

  • In nominal case, after few seconds, your PC will obtain an IP address and you will be able to start a SSH client or HTTP connection on gateway IP
  • In particular case you are using a DHCP server on your computer, gateway will directly obtain an IP address. A connection can then be done on this IP address.

See here for more information about SSH/HTTP connection details.

Debug Probe

Wirnet™ Debug Probe is the only compatible debug probe.


Plug Wirnet Debug probe on your gateway Type-C connector from one side and on USB connector of your computer on the other side as explained in Wirnet Debug probe quickstart.

Once plugged correctly:

  • Green equipment led on Debug probe should be ON (equipment «power» led remote display).
  • Serial port led (on PC side) should be ON (or blink if communication is on-going between equipment and terminal)

Windows installation

  1. Download the ftdi drivers for the debug probe
  2. Install the drivers

Linux installation

On Linux, everything should work out of the box. The serial port will be located in /dev/ttyUSB*.

Connection to the Wirnet™ iFemtocell-Evolution

  1. Open a serial terminal (HyperTerminal, PuTTY, Teraterm, GNU screen, minicom, etc.)
  2. Select the serial port created by the FTDI driver (usually: COM3 on Windows, /dev/ttyUSB0 on Linux)
  3. Apply the following parameters to use your serial connection:
    • baud rate : 115200
    • data length : 8
    • parity : none
    • stop bit : 1
    • flow control : none
  4. Enter your credentials in the command prompt:
    • login: root
    • password: pdmk-$serialno

pdmk-$serialno is the default password on the gateway. See here for more information. In case of failure, request password to

wiki/ifemtocell-e/connect_ifevo.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/18 17:36 by mbi