Synapse E15 Gateway

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So you've got yourself a Synapse Wireless E15 SNAP gateway and want to get start working on neat projects using wireless meshing SNAP modules? Well you've come to the right place! This page will contain information about getting your gateway up and running, gotchas to look out for, and helpful tips for cranking out a sweet IoT project of your own! If you've got questions are need clarification on a step, throw it up on the Discussion tab for this page.


In order to get started, you'll need:

  • Mini-USB cable (if logging in over serial)
  • Ethernet connection
  • 5V power supply.

Logging In

Using your favorite terminal emulator, connect to your E15 over serial using a mini USB cable. The default baud rate is 115200. If you hit enter a few times, a screen that looks like this:

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS e15 ttyGS0

default username:password is [snap:somepassword]

The IP Address for eth0 is:
The IP Address for usb0 is:

This is a handy way to get the Ethernet IP as well as the username and password for your E15. You can now unplug your mini USB cable and SSH into your E15 using the Ethernet IP address and the username/password that you found.

Installing the SNAP Tools

Before you can start developing with SNAP, you're going to need a few tools installed:

  • pip
  • SNAPtoolbelt

Install pip using apt:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install python-pip

Install SNAPtoolbelt using pip:

sudo pip install -U --extra-index-url snaptoolbelt snapbuild