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Network settings for the Vivi Box can be managed in the Web Console.

The Box can be set up to connect to the local network via ethernet or Wi-Fi, and the ethernet port speed can be modified.

Network connections can also be set to use an allocated IP address, or a static IP address.

Web proxy settings can also be added.

Please note: If the Box IP address changes, all users will need to refresh the rooms list in the Vivi App to get the updated details.

Ethernet

By default, the Vivi Box network settings are set to use ethernet connections.

To view the current settings, select the "Network Settings" link in the Web Console and look at the "Connection" section.


Ethernet connection settings


The port speed can be modified. The two options of port speed are either "Auto 100/Full" (default) and "Auto 1000/Full".

If the port speed is changed, a Hard Restart is required for the change to take effect.

Warning! Setting the port speed to "Auto 1000/Full" will cause severe stuttering unless the network switch supports flow control/pause frames.

Wi-Fi

The following is available on Wi-Fi models only.

To connect the Box to the network using Wi-Fi:

  • Select the "Network Settings" link in the Web Console.
  • In the "Connection" section, select "Wi-Fi".
  • The Box will automatically scan for a list of Wi-Fi networks that are available. Click the "Scan" button to refresh the list if required.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network from the dropdown list. If the Wi-Fi network is not advertised, the SSID for the network can be added manually.
  • Enter the password for the Wi-Fi network in the "Pre-Shared Key" section.
  • Save the changes.


Sample Wi-Fi network settings


Please note: If the device is being changed from an ethernet connect to Wi-Fi, it will use a different MAC address to connect to the network. It is highly likely that a new IP address will be assigned meaning that the Web Console address will change and you will need to reconnect to it.

IP Address

The IP address can either be allocated to the Box, or set manually as a static IP address. By default, the Box is set to use an allocated address.

To view the current settings, select the "Network Settings" link in the Web Console.

The current settings are listed in the "Network" section.


Example network connection settings


Allocated addresses are requested from the local Domain Name Server via DHCP. This process will automatically populate all of the required network details – IP address, subnet mask, gateway and name server details.

To change to using static IP address details:

  • Select the "Network Settings" link in the Web Console.
  • Click on "Static".
  • Fill in the IP address, subnet mask, gateway and name server details.
  • Save the changes.

Testing

After changing any of the Box network settings, they can be tested as follows:

  • Try connecting to the Web Console.
  • Select the "Status" link in the Web Console.
  • Check the "HTTP Access" and "HTTP Access" sections. Both should have a tick to show that connections are working correctly.
  • Run the network connectivity test and check that it completed successfully.
  • Select the "Network Settings" link in the Web Console.
  • Check that details are populated in the "Network" section.
  • Open the Vivi App on a user device and refresh the room list.
  • Try connecting to the room that the Box is assigned to. Ensure that it works as normal.
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