The only basic step needed to set up the station is to connect it to the WIFI network. Once configured, the station is running in completely automatic mode, and the station status and real-time data can be accessed via this website.
Here are the steps to follow:
Power your station
Connect your station to the 5V power supply. You can see a red light inside the station if the power supply is fine.
After a few seconds, the station will start flashing blue lights. This means that the station is ready and go can go to the next step.
Connect to the station local WIFI network
Open the WIFI settings on your phone or computer.
You will see a network called “GAIA-A12-XXXXX” where XXXXX is the identifier of your station.
Click on this network to connect to it
Do not worry if you see the message "connected without internet" - this is normal behavior.
Enter the Captive Portal:
Once connected to the WIFI network, the “captive portal”, will pop-up and you should see the screen below. Click the first “Configure WIFI button”
The captive portal popup should appear between a few seconds to 30 seconds. If you do not see any popup after you connected to the GAIA WIFI network, then, open a browser and enter the address
http://192.168.4.1 - from this address you can access the captive portal.
Select your home WIFI Network
The previous steps brought you to a page where you can see a list of all active WIFI networks.
Click on the network you want yours station to connect to
Enter your home WIFI password
Enter the password for the WIFI network you want your station to connect to, and then click Save.
The station will reboot, and after a while (~10 seconds), the blue light will stop flashing. This means that the station has connected successfully to the network and is ready to be used.
The password is saved inside the station, so from now on, each time your station is restarted (power unplugged/plugged), it will automatically connect to the WIFI network you have selected.
Check the data online
Connect to the website aqicn.org/gaia/station/ to see the real-time data