Try to find the local IP address of the reader. This can be done in two different ways:
- Use a mDNS browser (like "Discovery") to discover the IP address, you can find it under
- Use the hostname, which is in the form of
To obtain the SSH password, use SSH to log-in to the device with the username
It will print a MAC address and a password challenge. Please e-mail those to [email protected] to get the password for this device.
Device specific password
Please note that if you have a second device, you need to ask again for the password, as the passwords are device-specific.
As the Nedap Harmony reader client needs access to the reader module, the included AdvanNet software need to be stopped. Execute the following commands when logged-in to the reader to do this.
sudo /etc/init.d/keonn-startup.sh stop
sudo /etc/init.d/keonn-gpio.sh stop
sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d keonn-startup.sh remove
sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d keonn-gpio.sh remove
The password that is asked for, is the same as you used to log in to the device.
Revert back to AdvanNet
sudo apt-get remove harmony-reader sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d keonn-startup.sh defaults sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d keonn-gpio.sh defaults sudo /etc/init.d/keonn-startup.sh start sudo /etc/init.d/keonn-gpio.sh start
Install the client with the following commands, after logging in with SSH to the device.
curl https://nedap-harmony.com/api/reader-agents/v2/latest/download/Keonn --output harmony.deb
sudo dpkg -i harmony.deb
During installation, the program asks for the serial number of the device. You can find this at the bottom of the reader, in the form of 10027870220304***. Make sure to enter this correctly, as this serial number is also use to associate the device with your workspace later.
After installation, the client is automatically started - and will be started on reboot.
Make sure that the file name in the commands matches the actual file name.
Updated 12 months ago