Connect Agera with EZMQC

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Here are some methods to connect Agera with EZMQC/QC-ER. 

1. Connect Agera with EZMQC to the same network

Option A:  Connect to a network hub using an ethernet

Option B: Connect to a hotspot through the WiFi connection

2. Direct Connection between Agera and a Computer using an Ethernet cable

Note: Only EZMQC/QC-ER 4.95 and above support Agera sensor. 

 

1. Connect Agera with EZMQC to the same network

You can connect Agera to a network hub using the Ethernet cable or connect Agera to a network hotspot through a WiFi connection. The computer must be connected to the same network as the Agera.

Option A:  Connect to a network hub using an ethernet

  • Hardware needed: Ethernet cable plugged into the back of the Agera and the other end to a network hub.

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Ethernet Cable

  • To connect Agera to network, go to Workspaces > Preferences and Select Config Network Settings.

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Preferences (General) > Network Settings

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Configure Ethernet

  • Select Configure Ethernet Settings.
  • Check Use DHCP for Ethernet Config and click Apply. If you used the other network setting before, please restart Agera to apply the new network setting.
  • Agera is now ready to connect to EZMQC. Open EZMQC in the PC. In Sensor, click "Add Sensor" and select "Agera". Select “Ethernet” and check the box "Discover and Select a Sensor in the Network" and then click "Search" to do an automatically searching. There will be a drop-down list of all available Agera sensors. If the sensor in the list including IP address as well as sensor name, then it is connectable. If the sensor in the list with “??????” instead of sensor name, it means that EZMQC can find the AGERA, while AGERA is not free to connect to EZMQC. If you meet this problem, you can restart AGERA and click search again. Also, you can go to Agera Essentials/Workspace menu/Diagnostics/Advanced, click "Restart Comm" to have Agera communication available, and then go back to EZMQC and click search again. 

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Add Agera sensor to EZMQC

Option B: Connect to a hotspot through the WiFi connection

  • To connect Agera to network, go to Workspaces> Preferences and select Config Network Settings.

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Preferences (General) > Network Settings

 

  • Select Configure WiFi Settings and the WiFi configuration dialog will be prompted.

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Configure WIFI settings

  • Please search and connect to the available WiFi and write down the IP address showing in this dialog. After the WiFi configuration, please click the floating Back Button to go back to Essentials app. If you used the other network setting before, please restart Agera to apply the new network setting.

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Find IP Address

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 Find IP Address (Part2)

  • Agera is now ready to connect to EZMQC. Open EZMQC in the PC. In Sensor, click "Add Sensor" and select "Agera". Select “Ethernet” and check the box "Discover and Select a Sensor in the Network" and then click "Search" to do an automatically searching. There will be a drop-down list of all available Agera sensors. If the sensor in the list including IP address as well as sensor name, then it is connectable. If the sensor in the list with “??????” instead of sensor name, it means that EZMQC can find the AGERA, while AGERA is not free to connect to EZMQC. If you meet this problem, you can restart AGERA and click search again. Also, you can go to Agera Essentials/Workspace menu/Diagnostics/Advanced, click "Restart Comm" to have Agera communication available, and then go back to EZMQC and click search again.

2. Direct Connection between Agera and a Computer using an Ethernet cable

Ethernet cable is plugged into the back of the Agera and the other end is connected to the computer. Ethernet adapter USB can be applied here if the computer does not have available Ethernet port.

  • Hardware needed: Ethernet cable and Ethernet adapter to USB can be applied here if the computer does not have available Ethernet port.

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Ethernet Cable

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Ethernet to USB Adapter

  • Connect Agera to Computer:
    • Plug Ethernet cable into RJ-45 Ethernet connection at rear of Agera.
    • Plug the other end into the Computer or into the Ethernet adapter
  • Open Command Prompt in the PC. Type in ipconfig, find the right ethernet (in this case, it is Ethernet adapter Ethernet) and write down autoconfiguration IPv4 Address as well as the Subnet Mask.

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Command Prompt ipconfig

  • Configure the Agera. Open Agera Essentials, go to Workspaces > Preferences > Configure Network Settings. First, select the Ethernet configuration. Uncheck Use DHCP for Ethernet Config. Type in IP address and Subnet Mask manually. The IP address here should be same as the autoconfiguration IPv4 Address in the PC, except changing the last number. The Subnet Mask is the exact same.

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Configuration Parameters for Ethernet

  • Press Apply on the Ethernet Configuration and then Apply on the Preferences Page to complete.
  • Turn the instrument off and then back on.
  • Agera is now ready to connect to EZMQC. Open EZMQC in the PC. In Sensor, click "Add Sensor" and select "Agera". Select “Ethernet” and check the box "Discover and Select a Sensor in the Network" and then click "Search" to do an automatically searching. There will be a drop-down list of all available Agera sensors. If the sensor in the list including IP address as well as sensor name, then it is connectable. If the sensor in the list with “??????” instead of sensor name, it means that EZMQC can find the AGERA, while AGERA is not free to connect to EZMQC. If you meet this problem, you can restart AGERA and click search again. Also, you can go to Agera Essentials/Workspace menu/Diagnostics/Advanced, click "Restart Comm" to have Agera communication available, and then go back to EZMQC and click search again.

 

 

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