Naming Your Apex and Setting the Clock
Once you have mounted your Apex, connected it to your network and updated your Apex Operating Software, then you are ready to begin configuring the settings in your new Apex. However, DO NOT proceed any further in the setup process if you have not yet updated your Apex Operating System (AOS).
Naming Your Apex
Naming your new Apex is not something that is absolutely required, but it does give you a way to personalize your new controller and make it your own.
In order to begin, you'll need to be logged into your Apex Local dashboard.
CLICK HERE to Show Apex Local Login Instructions
Go to Apex.local in your web browser. Unless you have made some configuration adjustments (which is unlikely at this point in the process), your username and password will be:
- Username: admin
- Password: 1234
Once you've logged into Apex Local,click the expand settings button in the row of buttons at the top left of the dashboard. This will open up more button icons on your dashboard.
Next click on the configuration button (the one that looks like a Wi-Fi icon) to enter your configuration settings.
Click on the configuration tab (circled in red) to access the configuration settings.
Your Apex's name is indicated in the "Hostname" textbox (indicated below). To change the name, simply erase the name in the textbox and replace it with your preferred name.
For this example, we've chosen the new name "Control_Freak" (notice that spaces are not allowed, hence the use of underscore "_" in place of a space).
Once you have chosen the new name, simply click on the update button in the top right corner (circled in red).
This will update your system with your new name.
Then, to return to the dashboard, simply click on the dashboard button in the upper left corner.
Congratulations! You should now be able to see your changed name on your apex dashboard (circled in red). Continue now to set your clock on your new Apex.
Setting Your Clock
Getting the clock set on your Apex is an easy process. Click the expand settings button in the row of buttons at the top left of the dashboard.
Next, locate and click on the clock icon to open up the settings for your Apex clock. This will take you into the Apex Clock Setup page.
Once in the Apex Clock Setup page, you will see the current local time and the current time that your Apex is set to.
If you know the UTC adjustment for your timezone, then you can simply select the correct number using the +- buttons. However, if you (like most of us) aren't sure what that adjustment might be, Apex has made it easy for you. Simply click on the crosshair button (circled in red) to open up a world map to locate your timezone.
Once the map is open, you can either locate your timezone in the dropdown menu provided, or simply click on your location on the map to quickly identify your timezone. Then click ok.
You should notice that the update button in the top right corner (circled in red) is now orange indicating that an update is available. Click on this button to update your time settings.
Apex will update your time settings (you should see a screen like the one below). Simply click "ok" when the update is done.
Congratulations, your clock settings are now updated. To go back to the apex local dashboard, click the dashboard button on the upper left side of the screen.