How to Connect to a Site.
To connect to a site using this iPhone or iPad application
you first need to do a few things at the site. This guide should help you understand the
setup process to enable you to connection this application to your site(s).
Enabling the Web Interface in Evolution
- At the PC running Evolution go to the menu 'Administrator
/ Workstation Settings'.
- Click the check box
Enable Web Interface.
- Enter the
IP Address and
Port Number you want Evolution to use. (Note: The IP
address is the local IP Address of the PC running Evolution. The default Web Interface port is 80).
- Press OK. If you now get a Windows
Security alert warning you that Evolution is now trying to accept
incoming network connections, chose Unblock to allow
external access to Evolution.
- You should be now able
to enter the web address of the PC running Evolution into a web
browser on the:
- Same PC Running Evolution
any Local PC's or iPhones (or iPads) connected on the same local
network. (e.g. http://192.168.1.55:80)
- If you can not open the web page on the PC and or the
local PC's, please contact the sites IT staff. They will need to
unblock the PC's firewall to give the program external access.
Now that the Evolution Web Interface has been enabled and
you can open it in a Web Browser, the next step is to configure the Sites
router so the interface can be accessed externally via the internet.
(If your Phone and/or Tablet are connected via Wi-Fi to
your local network you can skip to the 'Adding the Site into the
Evolution Mobile App' instructions below).
Port Forwarding the Router to Allow External
Access over the Internet
- Login to the site's Router.
- You need to configure the router so that it
Port Forwards information received on the selected port (port
80 by default) externally by the router to the IP Address of the PC
running the Evolution Software.
For more information on Port forwarding Click
Port Forwarding Instructions for Common Routers
Now we are ready to add the Site into the Evolution Mobile
Adding the Site into the Evolution Mobile App.
- Press the Add button.
- Enter the Site Name (e.g. 99 Pitt
- Enter the Site Address. This is the
external IP address of the sites Router. (e.g. http://126.96.36.199:80)
- Enter your Username. This is the
username you use to login to Evolution
- Enter your Password.
- Press the Save button.
- If you want the site to automatically login when you
start the Evolution Mobile application, simply edit the site and press
the 'Set As Default' button at the bottom.