# Enapter Gateway Installation

This instructions will guide you through the process of purchasing, preparing, and setting up of Enapter Gateway on Intel NUC computer.

# Purchase Intel NUC And Accessories

The wide range of Intel NUC models is supported, though minimal system requirements are applicable.

Recommended Configuration
Processor Intel® Core™ i5 or i7, 4 cores, 10th/11th generation
Memory, RAM 8-16 GB
Data Storage 250GB NVMe M.2

Example models:

Please note that some NUC models are sold without memory and storage, so it must be purchased separately. The parts compatibility must be verified beforehand.

Apart from the NUC itself you'll need:

  • External monitor and HDMI cable.
  • USB keyboard,
  • USB flash drive for the Gateway firmware, at least 16 GB.

USB flash will be always attached to the NUC. To avoid accidental physical damage we recommend Sandisk Ultra Fit or similar models.

# Prepare Intel NUC

Enapter OS will boot from the USB flash. To enable it, Secure Boot must be turned off in BIOS.

To enter the BIOS press F2 button on a keyboard few times right after powering up Intel NUC. If you are facing issues with this step, check this throubleshoting guide (opens new window).

NUCs with Visual BIOS

  • Click Advanced > Boot > Secure Boot tab.
  • Uncheck Secure Boot option.
  • Press F10.
  • Select Yes to save this change.
  • Reboot the system.

NUCs with Aptio V BIOS

  • Click Boot > Secure Boot option
  • Select Disabled option for Secure Boot.
  • Press F10.
  • Select Yes to save this change.
  • Reboot the system.

# Create Bootable USB Flash

USB flash will hold a read-only version of Enapter OS, and will be constantly attached to the NUC during the Gateway operation.

  • Download the Gateway OS image to your computer. The lastest version can be found on https://fw.enapter.com website.
  • Download and install Balena Etcher (opens new window). It will be used to write the OS image to the USB flash.
  • Start Balena Etcher and follow on-screen instructions: select OS image file, select your USD flash drive, run the flashing process.

After the successful OS image flashing, extract the USB flash from your computer and insert it into any NUC USB port.

Reboot NUC. Enapter Gateway welcome message will appear shortly after the boot.

# Setting Up Enapter Gateway

To access the setup web interface:

  • Attach Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the NUC.
  • Use ip command on the initial welcome screen to obtain the Gateway IP address. The error may appear if the network is not yet initialized, please try again in one minute.
  • To access the web interface type the IP address into the address bar of the browser on your computer or mobile device.

You can now follow the on-screen setup instructions to finish the Gateway installation.