Congratulations on acquiring your Canary! We'll have you up and running quickly. Please follow the steps shown below.

To setup your Canary, you'll need:

  • An Ethernet cable and network point.
  • A workstation (with bluetooth) to configure the Canary.
  • IP information for your Canary's deployment, including a DNS server which can resolve public DNS.
  • Credentials for your hosted console.

Step 1. Plug the Canary into the Network

Connect your Canary to your network with an Ethernet cable.

Step 2. Power up your Canary

Plug the USB power cable into any USB socket OR supplied USB power adaptor.

Step 3. Wait for the blue status LED

As your Canary boots, hold down the button (the LED is a button too!) for about 15 seconds. The status LED will show purple, then blue. When it turns blue, it's ready to be setup.

Step 4. Open Devices and Printers

  • Ensure your Bluetooth is turned on and ready to pair with your Canary.
  • Once your Bluetooth is on, click on the "Start" button and then click on "Devices and Printers"

Step 5. Add a device

Click on "Add a device"

Step 6. Adding the Canary

Let Windows detect the Canary and then select "Canary-xxx" and click "Next".

Step 7. Canary added successfully

The Canary has successfully been added to Devices and Printers on your workstation. You can now click "Close"

Step 8. Connecting over Bluetooth

Right Click on “Canary-xxx” navigate to "Connect Using" and click on "Access Point"

Your Canary will now be connected to your workstation over Bluetooth.

Step 9. Surf to your Canary

In your browser surf to http://setup.canary.tools.

If your browser cannot contact the site, click here.

Step 10. Configure the Canary

Give your Canary a name and record where it'll be installed, configure its IP settings (either static or DHCP), select a device personality and Save.

For more configuration options, click here.

Step 11. Smile! You're almost there!

Step 12. Register your Canary

Your configured Canary now needs to register itself with your console. Open another browser tab to your console and login. This will allow the Canary to register automatically.

If automatic registration fails, click here for information about offline registration.

Step 13. Approve the Canary registration

In your hosted console, you'll get a popup notification with the details of your newly registered Canary. Carefully verify the details and approve the registration.

Step 14. Deploy into production

With your Canary setup, move it to its production environment and power it up. When the status LED goes Green, the Canary is live.