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DustLink is a web-based management interface for your SmartMesh IP network, similar to the configuration website for your home WiFi router. It is written entirely in Python, using the SmartMesh SDK, and is open source. This means that you can reuse/modify/adapt any part of DustLink without restriction (see the license in the DustLink source code).
Dust Link - (c) Dust Networks >
At the top of the screen, login with the following:
In the System menu, navigate to the “Managers” page. This page contains a form in which you specify the serial port(s) of your manager(s).
In the Add form, enter the API port of your manager, e.g.
COM7. This port appears in the “Manager Connections” table.
After 10s, make sure the state has transitioned from “inactive” to “active”.
Visualize your mesh network
- In the “networks” menu, select the network with the serial port you just specified.
Draw the topology of your network below:
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Gather information about your motes
- In the "motes" menu, a list of all the motes in your network appears.
- Verify that these are indeed all your motes.
Fill in the table below with the information gathered from your motes:
Info icon false title Asnwer 29.2: MAC isAP assignedBw packetsLost
DustLink continuously gathers information about the network by sending serial commands to the manager. Every hour, it analyzes all this information and runs a number of tests. Those tests can either pass or fail. You can start the test manually.
- In the "health" menu, select your network.
Click the "Run tests now" to force the tests to run.
Ask your instructor for an overview of what the tests do.
- Make sure the "multipleJoins" test passes, since you have switched on each node exactly once.
- Power cycle one of your motes and wait for it to rejoin. This forces this mote to have joined twice.
- Click the "Run tests now" again to force the tests. Make sure the "multipleJoins" test now fails.
- On the row of the "multipleJoins" test, click on the timestamp of the "Last Failure" column to see why this test has failed.
Interact with the applications on your motes
By default, DustLink: