Your Nebra Outdoor Helium Hotspot comes with the following items:
3 dBi N-Type Glass Fiber Antenna
L Brackets for mounting
Spare Plugs fo case
Nuts and Washers for U Bracket
General Cable Glands
Please note: You will need a Power Over Ethernet power source (802.3af/802.3at PoE switch or PoE injector) in order to power the outdoor hotspot. Alternatively, you can use a 12 Volt / 1.5 Amp power supply which can be purchased separately on our website.
Please remember to follow these important warnings when using your Nebra Outdoor Hotspot:
Never power on the Outdoor hotspot without the grey antenna for LoRa® connected as this may damage the unit.
The Outdoor unit's case is designed to be used outdoors, in all weather conditions, however, it is always recommended to protect it from the elements whenever possible, especially in harsh environments. Additionally, the outdoor case is not suitable for submerged usage.
Before installing outside, make sure you have tightened all connectors and the case itself very well to avoid any unintended water ingress.
The unit should operate without issue even in direct sunlight - however, heat cycling can reduce the service life of the electronics. So where possible it is always recommended to provide some shade for the hotspot case itself.
It is highly recommended to provide surge protection both on the antenna connection (to avoid damage to the concentrator module) and on the Ethernet connection (to avoid any onwards damage to your networking equipment in the event of a lightning strike or similar. Please read our surge protectors guide for more information.
Before placing your hotspot outside, you need to make sure that it is fully waterproof. You can find more info about this down below.
Note: If you want to place your outdoor miner inside, that is entirely fine and will work without issue, however, you may want to consider our indoor hotspot miner instead.
The antenna for LoRa® is connected to the pre-installed antenna connector on top of the hotspot in the centre. The Wi-Fi antenna is attached to the pre-installed antenna connector at the bottom of the hotspot.
The LTE antennas are not included with the Outdoor hotspot and need to be purchased separately. They are delivered with the Quectel LTE modem when you order from us. The antenna connectors should be placed at the top of the hotspot on the left and right sides.
Step 4: Accept diagnostics permission. This will allow Nebra Ltd to identify issues with your Hotspot in a secure way
Step 5: Power Up the Nebra hotspot, and please note that never power on the Indoor/Outdoor hotspot without its antenna connected as this may damage the unit.
Step 6: Turn on the mobile phone Bluetooth and Push the button on the back of the unit once to enable pairing
Step 7: Select your hotspot in the app, you can check if it is the correct one by matching the last 6 characters shown in the application with the last 6 characters of the mac address printed on the sticker on the bottom of the hotspot.
Step 8: The app will show the available Wi-Fi networks within range of your Hotspot.
Step 9: Once you provide the WiFi details, it will take a few minutes to complete the connection
If you are using Ethernet, tap Use Ethernet Instead and skip to Step 10.
If using Wi-Fi, tap on the name of your Wi-Fi network on the app which will bring you to the following screen.
Step 10: Next you need to submit antenna height and power details.
Step 11: Provide location permission: The helium application use phone location to assert the location of the device.
Step 12: Finally, you can confirm the location of your hotspot. Click continue and you should be presented with a map to the place where your hotspot is on the app. This requires $10 and it's already paid by Nebra LTD.
Step 13: The setup should now be complete, it'll submit the details of the Hotspot to the Helium network and then in approximately 15 minutes confirm it's added to the network.
You can move the device to another location, However, every time you move your hotspot to a new location you will need to pay the $10 location assert fee again.