First connection to C-Gate

C-Gate is a web application that you can use with a modern web browser on the PC, tablet or smartphone. You can control C-Gate directly or via a DHCP server in the company network.

Connection via the company network

Prerequisite: DHCP server is active in the company network.
  1. Read the MAC address on the C-Gate label and enter it into your DHCP server. The C-Gate is located in the control cabinet on the inside of the door.
  2. Connect port 1 of C-Gate to your network via Ethernet cable.
  3. Call up the address of the C-Gate in the web browser. This consists of http:// and the IP address assigned in the company network.
    Example: http://192.168.8.14
  4. Log in with the user data printed on the C-Gate label.
  5. Configure the network settings according to your requirements and restart the C-Gate.

Direct connection

  1. Connect the port/port 1 of C-Gate to your PC/laptop via Ethernet cable and make sure that it does not use a static IP address. The C-Gate is located in the control cabinet on the inside of the door.
  2. Call up the address of the C-Gate in the web browser. This consists of http:// and the IP address designated on the C-Gate label as eth0.
    Example: http://169.254.128.76
  3. Log in with the user data printed on the C-Gate label.
  4. Configure the network settings according to your requirements and restart the C-Gate.

Standard configuration of the C-Gate on delivery

  • Port 1 (eth0): DHCP and substitute IP address
  • Port 2 (eth1): 192.168.1.100/24

Integration of C-Gate into the company network

Various options are available for integration into the network.

Recommendation.
Separate
  • The plant network and the company network are separated.
  • The C-Gate application forms the interface for controlled data exchange between the networks.
  • C-Gate serves as a proxy for other services (PDM, UMS, Carola EDI).
Managed in
  • Integration of all system components as well as C-Gate into the company network via managed switches.
  • Full access control by local IT via VLAN or firewall.
  • High level of ownership of access security.
Shared
  • Plant components and C-Gate are located in a common company network.
  • Little security due to difficult access control without network separation.
  • Easy integration and connection between C-Gate, plant and C-Gate user.

Next steps with C-Gate

As soon as you can reach the C-Gate interface via your company network, you can continue on the C-Gate.

Further information

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, see the documentation area on the C-Gate interface and on the Web.

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