Upon powering up and connecting your controller via ethernet cable/active internet connection your controller will configure itself an IP address.
Please check with your internal IT team if applicable to ensure no firewall settings will prevent the controller from connecting to the internet.
Connecting Your VS2 to the Internet
2. Go to cloud.samsara.com where you can see the status of your hardware. From the organization page, navigate to the gateways tab.
3. Once your VS2 is activated in your organization you will see it appear offline until it is connected to the internet. The grey circle indicates the camera is offline
4. Once you connect your controller to an active ethernet cable your VS2 will assign itself an IP address. Upon a successful connection, the controller will turn green and the gateway will show a connected status. (this may take up to 3-5 minutes)
The green light indicates that your VS2 is online and has established a connection, you can leave the ethernet cable plugged in or set it up via WiFi by following the steps below.
Setting up WiFi
To set up Wifi on the device, the controller must be first connected via ethernet cable. Once it is connected, you have to log into the Samsara cloud and navigate to the general settings page. In the connection subsection, you will see the ability to add or edit existing wifi connections:
When adding a network you will be expected to provide the Wifi encryption type and other relevant information:
Ensure you are typing in your network details correctly as letter case and spacing is important
Once your WiFi has been added your VS2 will automatically configure itself to the WiFi network
Ethernet - 10/100 Mbps (10/100 Base-T)
Wifi - Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
No inbound port forwarding rules are required
VS2 requires DNS and NTP for name resolution and accurate time
Outbound communication to the Samsara Cloud is via TLS over TCP port 443
The camera is configured to acquire an IP address via DHCP, but can be configured with a static IP address on its ethernet port. Wi-Fi connectivity requires DHCP.
(For optimal performance, we do not recommend using other browsers).
For the best performance of the cloud UI, we recommend a minimum bandwidth of 5 mbps for the connection used by the VS2. This will ensure a stable connection between the Samsara cloud and the local VS2 unit.
The image upload rate is limited to 262 kbps per VS2, which translates into 1 pass and 1 reject uploaded every second. If this upload rate is too much for your network, you can configure this within the settings.