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VigorConnect - Installation Guide for Raspberry Pi

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VigorConnect is the LAN/VPN AP and VigorSwitch management software which is based on the TR-069 protocol. It helps with VigorAP and VigorSwitch monitoring and maintenance. Since version 1.6.2, VigorConnect also runs on Raspberry Pi single board computers.
This guide demonstrates how to install VigorConnect for Raspberry Pi.

Prerequisites

Make sure that your operating system installed on RPi is running a 64-bit Linux version. You can use the following command to confirm this uname -m If the output is 'armv7l' then your system is running 32-bit version.

Also check if your user account has root privileges. The "sudo" prefix (Ubuntu distros) will be used to identify commands that require root privileges.

Installing VigorConnect on the Rapsberry Pi computer

The installation process is very similar to the Linux setup guide. Just make sure that you have a copy of RPi installation files. They are compatible with the hardware used on your microcomputer.
You can download them from our website.

  1. Install unzip package on your Rapsberry Pi computer

  2. Extract your VigorConnectSetup_RaspberryPi_162.zip zip file using the unzip package (or any other of your choice)

  3. Now, the VigorConnectSetup_RaspberryPi_162 file should be available. Change the access permissions with the following command
    chmod +x VigorConnectSetup_RaspberryPi_162

  4. Open the installation file
    sudo ./VigorConnectSetup_RaspberryPi_162
    The following screen will appear where the installation Destination Folder can be selected. Press OK to continue.
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  5. The installation process will begin
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  6. Allow VigorConnect to run as Linux service
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  7. Once installed, check the box for the Run VigorConnect Management option and press OK
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  8. VigorConnect Management should appear. The Setup window allows adjusting port numbers and other setting.
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    Press OK to continue. On the left hand side select Start to start VigorConnect services.

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  9. You can now login to the VigorConnect platform. Open the browser and type https://IP:portwhere IP is the IPv4 address of your RPi computer (You can also use its loopback IP of 127.0.0.1 if your microcomputer runs GUI); the default port is 4433

    By default VigorConnect uses the following configuration:
    • HTTP port: 9292
    • HTTPS port: 4433
    • Login Username: root
    • Login Password: admin123

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Troubleshooting

If you are trying to access VigorConnect from a client PC, check the following:

  • Make sure that your Raspberry Pi IP address is correct. If possible, set it to a static IPv4 address
  • When accessing VigorConnect use correct ports. Again, for HTTP it is 9292, and HTTPS default port is 4433
  • Some Linux distros have a firewall enabled by default. For example, CentOS firewall status can be check with the following command
    sudo firewall-cmd --state

    If the output is running, firewall can be disabled for testing purposes:
    sudo systemctl stop firewalld
    Now try again to open VigorConnect in your browser.
  • If the above still won't allow you to access VigorConnect from another computer, try it on your Raspberry Pi (GUI version of the OS should be installed first).

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