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Getting Started
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:08:54 am »
I'm new to MC Things and received a 205 Demo board from SigFox to test the network and familiarize myself MC Things and SigFox. 

I have installed all the recommended software and am trying to connect my 205 board to the mc-Studio. 

When i open the Devices Menu, i see the following two devices listed 1) 00.00.FF.E0 Virtual Gateway (Connected) and 2) 00.00.FF.C0 Testboard Gateway... i'm not sure what these devices are, but when i plug in my 205 board nothing seems to show up and I can't figure out how to proceed.

When i plug in my board, i see a little red flash and then everything appears off... button presses don't do anything... no difference if running off batter or USB... i do see the board creates a USB Serial Port so i know it is running...

Any thoughts or recommendations would be extremely helpful.

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Re: Getting Started
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 10:03:46 am »
Can you plug in your mcDemo205 with the USB cable but leave off the blue jumper, hit connect gateway while having selected the Testboard Gateway and then plug in the blue jumper to power your mcDemo205?

You should then see it show up in the bottom half of the devices menu after about 5 seconds.

This procedure is also explained in the mcDemo205 User Guide if you have not seen it.
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Re: Getting Started
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 03:32:20 pm »

I have been plugging in the board without the blue jumper on.

note that Testboard Gateway shows up in the top menu even before i have plugged in the 205 board. 

When i press "Connect Gateway" an error pops up that says "Found 2 device. Non of the devices is a Test board."

i hit "Ok" and put the blue jumper on, the led flashes on the board a couple times and then nothing happens.

and yes, I've been following the procedure in the user guide with the same result.


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Re: Getting Started
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 10:42:15 am »
Hi ryant,

we replied to your other post so that we can help out:

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