In the following steps we will install the batteries and put the appliance into configuration mode. In the configuration mode, the appliance will create it's own SSID (WiFi access point). You can connect to the appliance from any WiFi equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC. Simply follow the steps below:
Step 1: Find the where you’ll place the appliance
Find an electrical outlet near your WiFi router. Once we get the batteries installed in the appliance, we will plug it in as quickly as possible while leaving your WiFi router plugged in. Once the appliance is configured you will unplug it from the wall and plug it into the appliance.
Step 2: Install the batteries
Remove the bottom cover of the router to access the battery compartment and install 4 fresh AA batteries. Plug the router into the near-by electrical outlet.
The unit will start to boot up when the last battery is installed, so you’ll want to get it plugged into AC power quickly to avoid draining the batteries unnecessarily.
The appliance will chime when the boot process is complete.
Step 3: Put the appliance into configuration mode
This is done by pressing and holding the button on the front panel for 10-15 seconds until you hear the chime ♫ and the touch button will begin to blink
Open the network settings on your PC, tablet, or smartphone, and look for the appliance broadcast.
The appliance will start to broadcast its configuration WiFi. It may take a minute or so for WiFi to come up. The SSID will appear as Offhours_XXXX, (where XXXX are the last 4 digits of the serial number).
Helpful hint: You can use any device capable of connecting via WiFi, but if you use a smartphone, you may want to disable the mobile cellular data until setup is completed.
Connect your PC, tablet, or smartphone to the appliance WiFi by selecting the OffHours network. When you connect you will be prompted for the password. Enter “12345678“.
Open a browser on your PC, tablet, or smartphone and enter the appliance address (URL) “http://192.168.3.1/”.
Helpful hint: If you’re using a smart phone to set up the appliance you can scan this QR code instead of entering the the appliance address (URL) above.