The Site Contact performs the steps outlined in the Edge activation procedure email.

In general, the Site Contact completes the following steps:

  1. Connect your Edge device to power and insert any Internet cables or USB modems.
  2. Find and connect to the Wi-Fi network that looks like velocloud- followed by three more letters/numbers (for example, velocloud-01c) with the password vcsecret.
  3. Click the hyperlink in the email to activate the Edge.
Note: Refer to the Wi-Fi SSID from the box. The default Wi-Fi is vc-wifi. The Edge activation email provides instructions for using one or more Wi-Fi connections.

The Edge activation email might provide specific instructions for connecting WAN cables and USB modems, connecting devices to the LAN connections, and connecting additional networking devices to the Edge. For detailed procedures, refer to the below sections:

Edge Activation using an iOS Device and an Ethernet cable

Edge Activation using an Android Device and an Ethernet cable

During the Edge activation, the activation status screen appears.

The Edge downloads the configuration and software from the SD-WAN Orchestrator. The Edge is activated successfully and is ready for service. Once an Edge has been activated, it is “useable” for routing network traffic. In addition, more advanced functions such as monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting are enabled.