Vermont Energy Control Systems

Change VESTA Network Settings

In most cases, you will not be changing the IP address of the Vesta controller itself. It's much more likely that you'll be changing the gateway or DNS server addresses to match your network. Regardless, you'll need to ensure that the values in every field are correct. The default values may not be correct for your network.

Collect the network information that you'll need: IP address if that needs to be changed, gateway address, and DNS server adress(es).

The network setting control panel in the Vesta controller is deliberately hidden and password protected. Since the Vesta controller may be connected to the Internet, it's important that bored children or malicious entities don't have access to change your configuration.

Type http://192.168.1.8/cgi-bin/private/vestaNetCfg in your browser URL bar as shown in the following screen shot - substitute the IP address of your Vesta controller for 192.168.1.8. This will bring up a login window. Enter the username and password for your Vesta controller. By default, the username is 'vesta' and the password is 'vestaXXXX' where XXXX is the last four digits of your controller's serial number. Both username and password are case sensitive.

Enter the values for Vesta IP address, gateway adress and DNS server address(es). It is CRITICAL that this information is correct, and that it's entered correctly. Double check all values. Any mistake here can render the Vesta controller inoperable.

Once complete, click the 'Update Settings' button and cycle power on the Vesta controller.

On your PC, return the network settings to their original values. You should now be able to connect to the Vesta controller at its new IP address. If you haven't changed the IP address, correect gateway and DNS settings allow the Vesta controller to access external resurces to set the time ar report problems.