We are pleased to offer VirageHub images for these three major open source home automation systems.
Note that these are intended for VirageHub devices, based on a Raspberry Pi 4 2GB, with 32GB SSD storage.
To flash one of these images on your VirageHub, connect your VirageHub to your computer using the included USB to USB cable (plugged into the bottom-most USB plug on your VIrageHub). Your computer should detect the drive when you plug it in.
Download your desired image and unzip it (this may take a few minutes, and will require 32GB of free space on your computer’s hard drive).
Next, using Balena Etcher or a similar image flashing tool, choose the image file, then select the target drive (make sure it is the 32 GB SSD from your VirageHub) and click Flash.
After the image has been flashed onto your VirageHub, you can unplug the USB cable, plug the VirageHub in to your network, and plug in the power supply. Note that WiFi is not supported on the VirageHub, and we suggest plugging it directly into your router or WiFi access point. Because there are no physical controls on the VirageHub that you need to access regularly, plugging it directly into your router doesn’t create any inconvenience, and a wired connection ensures that it has a reliable link to your network.
Once Your VirageHub boots up, you can access it at:
Your newly installed image may take a few minutes to load, so be patient. If it still doesn’t work, your network may not be set up for mDNS (the protocol that makes devices available by name). There are a vast number of network configurations in the world, so it’s hard for us to know the exact issue, but try:
- Double checking that your VirageHub power supply is plugged in, that it is receiving power (look for LEDs on the unit), and that the network cable is firmly plugged in at both ends
- Making sure that the web browser you are using hasn’t automatically changed the URL to ‘https://’ (versus http://)
- Ensuring Multicast is enabled on your router and WiFi access points (you can test this by accessing your VirageHub using it’s IP address instead of the URL – you can usually find IP addresses in the DHCP table on your router)
- Verifying that the port it is plugged into on your router or access point is a LAN plug (as opposed to the Internet or WAN plug)
- Testing and/or replacing the network cable you used to plug the VirageHub into your router or access point (these are the problem surprisingly often)
- Making sure your VirageHub is on the same LAN as the computer you are trying to access it from
- Ensuring you don’t have firewall software on you computer blocking port 8080