Cannot setup: Ethernet Required
After years of waiting I finally received my Neeo! I was really excited to set it up until I saw that an Ethernet connection is necessary for setup. Sadly and annoyingly I have absolutely NO WAY of setting up my Neeo as I do not have a router/Ethernet. I live in a two-flat apartment that offers free wifi (no access to a router). I am extremely disappointed that wifi setup isn't viable for a hi-tech remote that is supposed to make things simpler.
Can anyone at Neeo please tell me how am I supposed to setup my remote without Ethernet??? This is unbelievable...not happy one bit. If there's no feasible way of setting up the remote wirelessly I would kindly ask for a full refund since I have no use for it.
Gio You just can buy a Switch / Router with DHCP capabilitys, set up the Remote and send the Router back to e.g. Amazon.
That a Phisical Connection is required was written on the Spec pages of NEEO for a very long time now. Maybe you also have access to a friend and a router and can setup the Unit there. Else, write a mail to email@example.com to ask for the Refund way, because you are not able to set the unit up.
Currently there is no way to set it up without a Wired connection. This featuer will come with a later Firmware but is not implemented in the current release.
Just a quick update I was able to setup my Neeo via a wifi extender. Markus Mahr thank you for the suggestion. Only wish someone from Neeo would have responded.
Surprisingly my setup went smoothly, however, the only issue is that my AV Receiver (Yamaha HTR-6230) is not supported. I have already reached out twice and requested for the inclusion of this device. Hopefully it gets added sometime soon (PLEASE).
Great idea Markus Mahr !
For those of you who do not have access to a router/wired home network for whatever reason but do have access to WiFi you can use a WiFi Extender for initial brain setup, which provides an Ethernet connection. Below is the information on the WiFi extender that I purchased:
TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Repeater, Access Point w/ Mini Housing Design, Extends WiFi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE305)
I highly recommend this plus it provides a stronger WiFi connection.