If you're having issues with one or more of the following on a gateway with Intel® IoT Gateway Software Suite:

  • Accessing the Intel® IoT Gateway Developer Hub for your gateway
  • Connecting the gateway to the Intel® System Studio
  • Downloading updates for the gateway

You may be able to resolve these connection issues by connecting the gateway to your network over Wi-Fi*. This section contains steps to do so.

For steps to assign a static IP address to your gateway, restore factory network settings for your gateway if you select incorrect settings and are unable to reverse them, and more, see Changing the IoT Gateway to a WiFi Client.


  • You have already tried the steps in to set up your gateway, including connecting both your host computer and gateway to your network via Ethernet cable.
  • Your gateway must have a wireless card.

Connecting to the gateway

  1. Boot up the gateway.
  2. From your host computer, look for the Wi-Fi access point for your gateway. It should be named IDPDK-XXXX, where XXXX is the last four digits of the wireless network card's MAC address. If you have issues finding the correct Wi-Fi network, enter the following command from the command line on your gateway:

    grep ssid /etc/config/wireless

    The output displays the SSID/name of the access point in the format shown below:

    option ssid IDPDK-xxxx

    Copy down the SSID for reference.
  3. Connect to the Wi-Fi access point of your gateway. The network key is windriveridp
  4. On your host computer, close any open instances of the Intel® IoT Gateway Developer Hub.
  5. On your host computer, open a browser window and enter the IP address of your gateway. If you don't know the gateway's IP address, enter the following command from the command line on your gateway:

    ifconfig br-lan

    The output includes the IP address, denoted by inet addr:


    The Target Device ID address is likely set to the default Write down the IP address for reference.
  6. Once you have navigated to the IP address of your gateway, you should see the Intel IoT Gateway Developer Hub. Log in using your user name and password (by default, both should be root).

    Example of the Intel IoT Gateway Developer Hub
  7. Click the Administration icon. From the Quick Tools section in the right, click LAUNCH under the gear icon.

    Example of the gear icon

    Note: If a connection privacy message is displayed, continue to the next page anyway. You may need to expand the Advanced options in order to proceed.

  8. Enter your login and password (both are root by default). The administration console is displayed.

  9. From the top toolbar, hover the cursor over Network, then select Interfaces. A list of network connections is displayed.
  10. To the right of the first Network section (currently configured as LAN and br-lan), click Edit.
  11. Click Physical Settings.
  12. Clear the Bridge interface check box, then click Save (not Save and Apply).
  13. Click Firewall Settings.
  14. Select WAN, then click Save (not Save and Apply).
  15. From the top toolbar, hover the cursor over Network, then select Wi-Fi. Click Edit.

  16. From the Mode drop-down list, select Client.
  17. In the EESID field, enter the SSID/name of the Wi-Fi network you want to connect the gateway to.

  18. Click the Wireless Security tab.
  19. From the Encryption drop-down list, select the encryption type for your network.
  20. In the Key field, type the password for your network.

  21. Click Save and Apply, then wait for the new settings to be applied. This process may take several minutes. When it is finished, the gateway's wireless access point disappears from the list of available networks on your host computer as the gateway switches from a wireless host to a wireless client device.
  22. From the Administration section in the Intel IoT Gateway Developer Hub, select Restart OS to restart your gateway. You can now unplug the wired Ethernet connection.

  23. On your host computer, enter the new IP address of your gateway in a browser. You can find this address by entering the following command from the command line on your gateway:

    ifconfig wlan0

    Once you have navigated to the IP address of your gateway on your host computer, the Intel IoT Gateway Developer Hub is displayed in your browser.

Congratulations! You should now be able to connect to your gateway from the Intel System Studio.

Testing your gateway connection

On your host computer, you can confirm that you have access to your gateway by SSHing into the gateway using its new IP address. Use an application like PuTTY, as shown in the example image:

Note: If a security message is displayed asking you if you trust the host you're trying to connect to, select Yes to continue.

Once you are logged in to the gateway (the default user name and password are both root), you should see a command line prompt, as shown below:

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