Companion Web Interface

The companion computer hosts a useful web-interface with different pages for accessing parameters and functionalities associated with companion. When a companion computer is connected to a ground computer, a user can access the web-interface on Users can access Network, System, Camera and Routing pages alongside a number of other user friendly options as described below.


The web interface by default opens at the Network page. This page allows users to:

  • Configure WiFi
  • Check WiFi and Internet Status
  • Configure Ethernet IP address
  • Test the network for Uploads and Downloads


The System page provides the following functionalities and features:

  • Display companion computer hardware status parameters
  • Display software version
  • Update software on companion
  • Download, Update, or Restore pixhawk firmware


The Camera page allows the user to view and make changes to:

  • Detailed camera settings including Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Sharpness, etc. among others
  • Video Streaming settings including selecting a video device, format and frame size


The Routing page can be used to configure Serial and UDP endpoints as well as to create routes.

Other Pages:

Apart from the four pages that can be accessed via direct links, companion web interface also provides a few other pages for interacting with some more features.


MAVProxy page allows the user to:

  • Adjust the MAVProxy settings
  • Restart or Restore MAVProxy


Git page is used for:

  • Displaying the current head
  • Adding remote repositories


Waterlinked page can be used to:

  • Setup waterlinked underwater GPS driver
  • Restart driver

Terminal over browser

Terminal page can be used to:

  • Interact with the companion from a web browser using terminal. (Useful for those who do not use Ubuntu/Linux)

File System Access

File Manager page can be used to:

  • View, Download, delete, move, rename, or archive the files on a companion computer directly from the web browser.

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