OpenThread Border Router Web GUI

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Use the OpenThread Border Router (OTBR) Web GUI to configure and form, join, or check the status of a Thread network.

Access the Web GUI

Access the Web GUI by visiting the OTBR's local IPv4 address in a browser window. Web GUI uses the standard TCP/IP port designated for HTTP, which is port 80. See the Raspberry Pi IP Address page for more information.


Join a Thread network

Use the Join menu option to scan for and join an existing Thread network.

Form a Thread network

Use the Form menu option to create a new Thread network.

  1. Replace all default values on the Form page—except for the On-Mesh Prefix—to ensure a secure Thread network.
  2. Select FORM.
  3. After the network forms, confirm by checking the Status menu option.

Next, check the wpan0 interface for the global IPv6 address with the On-Mesh Prefix set during network formation:

ifconfig wpan0
    inet6 fdde:ad11:11de:0:74d0:6fc9:6be6:3582  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>
    inet6 fe80::287f:87ca:f4b3:498a  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
    inet6 fd11:22::287f:87ca:f4b3:498a  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>

The On-Mesh Prefix global address, for example fd11:22::287f:87ca:f4b3:498a, is used by child nodes to identify the Border Router that is responsible for forwarding traffic out of the network. The other addresses correspond to the Mesh-Local and Link-Local IPv6 addresses of this node within the Thread network.

Check the Status

The Status menu option displays status information for the Thread network.