Getting Started With the PassPort IoT/Smart Home Testing Tool

Welcome to PassPort! PassPort is easy to set up and use right out of the box. New users will find this quick-start guide helpful for installation and running their first tests.

1. Unpack PassPort

The box should contain:

  1. One (1) PassPort system
  2. One (1) universal power supply for PassPort
  3. One (1) power cable for the power supply
  4. Three (3) dual-band antennas
  5. One (1) RJ45 to serial console cable
  6. One (1) USB to serial adapter cable
  7. One (1) Synaccess NP-02B netBooter
  8. One (1) power cable for the Synaccess NP-02B
  9. One (1) USB cable
  10. Three (3) Ethernet cables

2. Connect and power on

  1. Plug the Synaccess NP-02 into a 120V 60Hz power outlet using the supplied power cable.
  2. Connect the three dual-band antennas to PassPort.
  3. Connect the Eth2 port on PassPort to the LAN. Eth2 is PassPort’s WAN interface and must have internet connectivity.
  4. Connect the round end of the power supply to PassPort.
  5. Connect the power supply to a 100-240V 50-60Hz power outlet using the supplied power cable.
  6. Connect the USB cable from PassPort to the Synaccess NP-02.
  7. Power on the Synaccess NP-02 before powering on PassPort. Note that PassPort will power up automatically when the power supply is connected. The ON/OFF switch on the rear panel can be used to turn PassPort on or off.

Connecting the Device Under Test (DUT)

  1. Connect the DUT to PassPort via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. PassPort’s default Wi-Fi SSID and password can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the system.
  2. If the DUT requires a smart hub, connect the smart hub to PassPort via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and connect the DUT to the smart hub via Zigbee, BlueTooth, Wi-Fi, etc.
  3. Connect the DUT’s power supply to one of the two power outlets on the Synaccess NP-02. Remember which outlet the DUT is plugged into - this will be needed when selecting and running tests later.
  4. The DUT should be the only device connected to the Synaccess NP-02. All ports on the Synaccess NP-02 will be actively power cycled during testing.

Setup Diagram

PassPort IoT Test Solution Setup Diagram

3. Log in to the web UI

passport login

PassPort’s web UI is accessed through a network connection to Eth2. The dedicated management port, Eth1, can be used via direct connection if no other network is available.

  1. Connect the Eth2 port on PassPort to a network with an active DHCP server.
  2. Find the IP address assigned to PassPort’s management port in the DHCP server’s client lease table. Note that PassPort’s hostname is passport.
  3. Using a PC or laptop connected to the same network, access PassPort’s web UI by opening a web browser and connecting to http://<IP address of PassPort> or https://<IP address of PassPort>. Note that all warnings displayed by the browser must be accepted to connect over HTTPS.
  4. Log in with the default password, “passport” (all lower-case).
  5. Welcome to PassPort!

4. Select and run tests

  1. Go to the Testing page and choose a connected device to test. All devices that have been connected to PassPort will appear here.
    passport device select
  2. Select the test scenarios to run from the list. Note that time estimates for each test are provided. As tests are added the total test duration will be displayed. passport tests selected
  3. From the OUTLET drop-down menu, select the power outlet on the Synaccess NP-02 that the DUT is plugged into. Note that this outlet will be remembered the next time this device is chosen.
  4. Click the Start Testing button.
  5. The Testing page will automatically update while tests are running. The number of tests that have passed, failed, and are pending will be displayed. The Stop Testing button can be used to stop all current testing.

 passport testing in progress 

5. Review test results

  1. passport results
  2. Go to the Results page for details on all tests that have been run. Results are displayed in chronological order. 
  3. A log file and a capture file are provided for each result.
  4. Log files contain status and pass / fail messages that may be useful for debugging failures. 
  5. Capture files contain all of the network traffic between the DUT and PassPort during the test.
    1. Capture files may be downloaded or viewed directly in a web browser by clicking the CloudShark link.
    2. CloudShark is a powerful SaaS network analysis solution developed by QA Cafe. All PassPort systems include and are pre-configured with a CloudShark account
    3. Clicking on a CloudShark link will push network traffic captured by PassPort to the cloud.
  6. A description of each test can be found on the Test Scenarios page.

Requesting Support

Have questions? Always feel free to contact us directly via email at for setup assistance or questions about the test scenarios and technologies that PassPort covers. 

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