Before you get started, make sure you have created an IntelliGrow account.

Once you have that up and running, there are 2 ways to connect to your IntelliLink device:

  1. Physical connection to your local network via Ethernet/LAN cable (We recommend using this option)
  2. Wireless connection using any Smart device (Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE STARTING THE CONFIGURATION: 

  •  Should you wish to connect more than one IntelliLink to the same network, please power and configure them one at a time to avoid any problems in finding the relevant IntelliLink on the network.
  • It is recommended that you connect your Intelli device(s) to the IntelliLink via USB before starting the configuration process. Should you want to connect the devices at a later stage, you are still free to do so. It will not affect the operation of the IntelliLink.

1. Physical connection to your local network via Ethernet/LAN cable

When using Ethernet/LAN, following are the steps:

  • Power-on IntelliLink device
  • Plug-in Ethernet/LAN cable

  • If using Windows PC (Windows-7, 8.1 or 10), run the il-finder.exe tool. An internet browser tab will be opened for each IntelliLink device connected to the network. The il-finder.exe application can be downloaded from below links or from the Autogrow website.

  • If using Linux/MAC PC, open up any browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and enter the following URL: intellilink.local:3333
  • Alternatively on a MAC, run MAC-ilfinder.pkg tool to open up the IntelliLink Configuration page

If the il-finder tool on Windows or URL in Linux/MAC works fine, then, the IntelliLink configuration page will be displayed as shown below:

  • On IntelliLink configuration page, change the following settings in order as mention below: 

NOTE: We highly recommend documenting any changes you make on the gateway settings page. For example, IP address and changed intellilink device name are very important to document. Bookmark IntelliLink configuration Gateway Page after setting it up.

  1. Update the “IntelliLink Name” from “intellilink” to something more descriptive, i.e. “greenhouse1”
  2. Gateway Settings (Your online IntelliGrow account username and password)
    NOTE: Do not configure Wifi (SSID) settings if using Ethernet/LAN
  3. Update Time Zone Settings. By default it is set to UTC time zone.

After configuring IntelliLink device, please allow up to 5 minutes for the IntelliLink to establish the new connection.  If you have any Intelli device connected to IntelliLink, it should show up in your online Intelligrow account. If the device(s) does not show up, please check our FAQ for IntelliLink or contact Autogrow support team


2. Wireless connection using any Smart device (Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)

When using WiFi, following are the steps:

  • Power-on IntelliLink device
  • Navigate to the WiFi Settings on your device. Search for the “intellilink” hotspot SSID. Connect to the hotspot using the password “intellilink”
  • Open a browser on your Smart device and navigate to the address:     

intellilink.local:3333 OR 10.0.0.1:3333

NOTE: The above address does not work on Android devices due to some of its limitation. If you are using an android device, please use the following address:

10.0.0.1:3333 

If the hotspot connection works fine, then, the IntelliLink configuration page will be displayed as shown below:

NOTE: After entering the “intellilink.local:3333” address, the text in the browser URL on your device might change to 10.0.0.1. This is normal behaviour.

  • On IntelliLink configuration page, change the following settings in order as mention below: 

NOTE: We highly recommend documenting any changes you make on the gateway settings page. For example, IP address and changed IntelliLink device name are very important to document. Bookmark IntelliLink configuration Gateway Page after setting it up.

  1. Update the “IntelliLink Name” from “intellilink” to something more descriptive, i.e. “greenhouse1”.
    IMPORTANT NOTE:
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    After updating the device name, hotspot will disconnect.
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    If you are using more than one IntelliLink device on the same network, it is highly recommended that this field be updated to a unique name. That way you can easily differentiate to which one you are connecting when you need to perform any additional configuration.
  2. Reconnect to the updated IntelliLink hotspot name i.e., changed IntelliLink name. Password is the same 'intellilink'. Please allow up to 5 minutes for updated IntelliLink name to show up. If it still doesn't show up within this time frame, please disconnect the power to the IntelliLink for 30 seconds and reconnect again.
  3. Open up the browser again and  access IntelliLink Configuration page.
    new-IntelliLinkDeviceName.local:3333 OR 10.0.0.1:3333
    Replace "new-IntelliLinkDeviceName" with the updated device name.
  4. Configure Wifi (SSID) settings. After configuring WiFi settings, you will be disconnected from hotspot as the IntelliLink device has new configuration ( new IP address) and you would need to reconnect.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The IntelliLink has no mechanism to verify that the WIFI SSID and Passwords have been entered correctly. Should there still not be any connection, reconfigure the WiFi details to ensure that no incorrect entry of WiFi details has occurred
  5.  Reopen IntelliLink Configuration Page after configuring WiFi Settings:
    - On Windows device (PC/Laptop), run the il-finder.exe tool (check section for "Physical connection to your local network via Ethernet/LAN cable") . You can find it under LAN/Ethernet section on the same page.
    - On Linux/MAC/iOS, open up any browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and enter the following URL: new-IntelliLinkDeviceName.local:3333
    - On Android device, use the following address: new-IntelliLinkDeviceName:3333 or new-IntelliLinkDeviceName.local:3333
  6. If everything is successful so far, the IntelliLink configuration page should open-up and now configure Gateway Settings (Your online Intelligrow account username and password)
  7. Update Time Zone Settings. By default it is set to UTC time zone.
    NOTE: You must set correct timezone settings on IntelliLink Configuration Page otherwise you may notice your controller is running ahead/behind of your current timezone
  8. Please allow up to 5 minutes for the IntelliLink to establish the new connection. If you have any Intelli device connected to IntelliLink, it should show up in your online Intelligrow account. If the device(s) does not show up, please check our FAQ for IntelliLink or contact Autogrow support team

Still unable to configure your IntelliLink? Please book an appointment with our expert to help you here at your convenience.

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