While it is possible for the NEXUS-NERO gateway to work offline (after initial setup), we recommend connecting it to the internet for the additional functionality (remote control, sunrise and sunset times, My Nero etc.) as well as gaining the ability to remotely troubleshoot and support the gateway.
Your NEXUS-NERO can be connected to the internet in several ways.
1. Wired LAN connection
As shown in the quick start guide, simply connect the provided Ethernet cable to the port on the back of the NEXUS-NERO and plug the other end into your home network, either into a switch or directly into a spare port on the modem.
2. Wireless LAN connection
Your NEXUS-NERO is also able to be connected wirelessly to your network. Follow these directions to activate the Wireless client in your gateway.
NOTE: The gateway can not authenticate on a wireless network that utilises a captive portal for connections, such as the kind you often find in public shared access wireless services.
3. Via 3G/4G dongles on compatible modems
Where there is no fixed Internet service, you can permanently or temporarily connect your NEXUS-NERO via a 3G or 4G cellular modem. There are two ways to achieve this. Note that the gateway does not support direct connection of USB cellular modems.
- Connect wirelessly to a cellular wireless access point
Using the same steps as above to connect to a wireless access point, you can get your NEXUS-NERO online via a personal wireless hotspot like the one pictures below. These can be an excellent option for temporary Internet access.
- Connect wired to a cellular router
While the NEXUS-NERO does not directly support connecting a USB cellular modem to the gateway, it can get online via a router with support for cellular modems like the ones pictured below. Simply plug your USB dongle into the appropriate slot on the router and then connect your gateway to the router using an Ethernet cable.