ROCK Pi Indoor Helium Hotspot Quick Start


Box Contents

Your Nebra ROKC Pi Indoor Helium Hotspot comes with the following items:

Indoor Hotspot Included

  • 1 x Nebra ROCK Pi Miner
  • 1 x 3db LoRa Antenna
  • 1 x WiFi Antenna
  • 1 x Universal Power Supply
  • 1 x Ethernet Cable
  • 1 x Hotspot $40 On Boarding Fee
  • 1 x First $10 Location Assert Fee

Please note the above image is for illustrative purposes only, colours of some parts may change.

Warnings

Please remember to follow these important warnings when using your Nebra ROCK Pi Indoor Hotspot:

  • Never power on the ROCK Pi Indoor hotspot without it's antenna connected as this may damage the unit.
  • Do not place in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces (e.g a heater).
  • The Indoor unit's case is designed to be used indoors and is not suitable for use outdoor usage.
  • The ROCK Pi Indoor hotspot comes with a 12v power adapter, so don't use that adapter to power any generic Type-C devices like a mobile phone or anything and vice versa, it will damage the device.

Note: If you want to place your miner outside, please consider our IP67-rated weatherproof outdoor hotspot miner.

Preparing Nebra ROCK Pi Indoor Hotspot

Step 1: First screw the included antenna into the connector on the back of the hotspot.

Indoor Hotspot Included

If you are using wired connection, plug an ethernet cable in between a router and the ethernet port on the hotspot.

Indoor Hotspot Included

Step 2: Next find a suitable location for your Hotspot to be positioned, to provide the best coverage we recommend placing it near a window just out of direct sunlight. You’ll need to be near a mains power source too.

Indoor Hotspot Antenna

Please check "Ideal Hotspot Placement" Guide

Step 3: Assemble the appropriate adapter for country onto the universal power supply, plug into mains power and insert power cable into the hotspot.

Indoor Hotspot Included

Step 5: When the hotspot is powered up, the lower orange LED will be on. It will take up to 5 minutes to configure after the first boot.

Indoor Hotspot Included

This process may take slightly longer as it’ll also perform firmware updates as soon as it gets a connection to the internet. Once it's done you can see the Green light led is turned on.

Indoor Hotspot Included


Configuring Nebra ROCK Pi Indoor Hotspot

To configure your Hotspot, you will require the Helium Network application installed on a Mobile Phone, and for you to have gone through the account setup process to continue.

Prerequisites

  • Ready to connect Nebra hotspot
  • Helium application with an account.

Step 1: Open the Helium application and login, then press + Add a Hotspot.

Step 2: Next click Set up Hotspot, from here you will want to select Nebra Indoor Hotspot.

Step 3: Place your hotspot in an appropriate location, please refer Ideal Hotspot Placement

Indoor Hotspot App Step 1

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 mobile phone Bluetooth and Push the button on the back of the unit once to enable pairing

Indoor Hotspot App Step 4

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.

Indoor Hotspot App Step 7

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.

Indoor Hotspot App Step 10

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.

Indoor Hotspot App Step 13

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.

Resource

Onboarding Video

You can also watch this video to learn how to onboard the hotspot. This is using the Nebra Indoor Hotspot on Android, but the process is very similar for the Outdoor Hotspot and using iOS devices:


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