All in the same room
Does NEEO need to be in the same room as all your devices and connected to an Ethernet cable?
When devices are controlled via IR it needs line of sight to your devices. When used over HDMI-CeC or TCP/IP no need to be in the same room / compartment.
for first setup the LAN Cable is required, later on it can be used as WiFi only device <- for NEEO Brain
the NEEO Remote only uses WiFi (and a direct connection over 6LowPAN for status Updates)