Instructions for Netspot installation (cennection)
- Netspot device
- Power supply adapter for the Netspot device
- Network cable (circa 1m)
- “Free WiFi internet” sticker (it is usualy put on the front window of your business)
∙ Netspot device is a software modificated WiFi router. On the back side of the device is,
besides other things, located the On/Off switch, adapter connection conector, 1 blue WAN
port used for connecting to the root of internet and 4 yellow LAN ports (marked 14) used
for the connection of other devices to the Netspot device (unless the Netspot has switched
ports, installation example number 3).*
∙ Root router is a device, which is connected as first within the network. In most cases is
this device provided by the internet supplier (for example by a mode), in other case, it can
act as the main router, from which is the computer network further spread.
∙ Switch is a device, which handles the problem in case of a shortage of free LAN ports by
expanding their capacity.
∙ Restart is a temporary disconnection from the electricity supply. This action can be done
through the On/Off switch or by unplugging the device from its adapter.
∙ Switching the ports: When the QSS button is pressed for about 8 seconds, the switch
functions are replaced. This causes the WAN and LAN ports on Netspot to switch. This
way you can add other network elements to the Netspot device, without the need of a
switch. This kind of a port switch can be identified by locating the lid ... or ... diode. The
meaning of other diodes, on the Netspot device, can be found on podpora.netspot.cz.
In case we wanted to connect other devices to the Netspot network (for example a enhanced WiFi
transmitter) we can do so by plugging them into the WAN port on Netspot. This kind of a
connection is helpful in cases, where you know, that the Netspot network will not be further
expanded (LAN port is in this case only one).
I want to build a new network with the use of several Netspot devices.
This method fits best to bigger areas, in which there can be obstacles that could decrease or limit the
strength of the signal. Here we are dealing with a more complicated connection, which requires a set up
from our technicians. For more information, please visit podpora.netspot.cz.
What to do, in case of a failed Netspot instalation ?
Connect evey device to its previous state and everything should work as before.
For the actuall Netspot connecting process, please contact your IT administrator, or the Netspot
provider, you can also use our technical support and arrange a visit with our technician, so that he
can connect it for you.
I have conected the Netspot device into a free LAN port, I conected it to the WiFi network,
but the internet connection is not working (the welcome page will not load).
It most cases, the device that you connect your Netspot to, is specifically configured, and there for
it is unable to join the internet network. In case you are experiencing this problem, you need to
contact a technician, who configured your device, to reset said LAN port. You may also ask the
technician, in which port to connect the device.
Before the actual Netspot installation
Before you start the installation, it is necessary to check the overall network structure. In some
cases, the network is so complicated that uncareful manipulation, without a previous check, can
defunctionize a part of the network.
Please check where the external devices, such as computers, printers, cameras, etc., are
connected to, optionally, how the payment terminals are communicating. If possible, always set
up the Netspot connection so, that any of the current network elements are not reconnected, while
at the same time, non of them is connected directly into the Netspot device.
If you are unsure about your capability to correctly connect our Netspot device, we
recommend you to contact your IT administrator. Optionally, we can also have our
technician set it up for you. (The installation can be charged for, for more information,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Connecting the Netspot device into network
Connect you Netspot device through one of these 5 ways, according to the specific conditions of
1. I only have the network cable, which is our main source of internet,
at my disposal.
This cable is lead from the root router, to which you have not access. Connect this network cable
to WAN port located on the Netspot device.
2. I only have access to the root router, which has at least one free LAN.
This router can act as a source of WiFi signal, but can also spread the internet connection using
just the cables. There for, we plug the network cable (it is included in the self installation package)
into a free Lan port, located on the root router, and into a WAN port ,located on the Netspot
3. I have access to the root router, but do not have a free LAN port (I
need a switch):
Exactly for this reason, there is an option to switch the LAN and WAN ports on the Netspot device
(as can be seen on the previous page). This function makes sure that Netspot is operating as a
One of the devices, which are connected to the root router, have to be unplugged, for we have to
use thier space to connect Netspot to the root router, while plugging the cable into one of the LAN
ports, located on the Netspot device. Now connect the device, which we have unplugged from the
root router, to one of the remaining LAN ports on Netspot.
4. I already have a WiFi distribution device which is not a seed router.
A) You can keep your WiFi router for your personal use use it for internal internet spread
purposes (a private, locked network to which your customers do not have access).
In that case, connect the Netspot into a free LAN Port on your root router, or the router, used for
WiFi connection spread.
We recommend you to change the password on the previous WiFi router, which you will probably
use for your internal purposes, so that your customers will not automatically connect to it, but are
forced to connect to the newly created Netspot WiFi network.
B) If you do not wish to keep your current WIFi router, you can exchange it with the Netspot
device, by plugging the network cable into the Netspot device. Through this reconnection, the
Netspot device will be directly connected to the root router.
5. I already have a build WiFi network, which I wish to keep using for
the internet spread funcion, in my business.
The device, which acts as the initial source of your WiFi signal, has to be reconnected to the LAN
port, located on Netspot. You then have to connect Netspot to the LAN port on your root router.
Here, it might be necessary for you to change the settings of the current routers for example,
unlocking your, previously password protected, WiFi network, etc.
Warning, the Netspot device has DHCP turned on assigning an IP addresses to connected
devices. It is necessary, for the Netspot device, to handle the underlying Netspot network. Were
there to be other enhancing devices connected to the network (transmitters), they must not have
the DHCP on (if the device is capable of this functionality and if it was ever on) and the device
must be connected on the same line layer (e.g. Netspots LAN port with the LAN port enhancer).
It is necessary, for the mutual diagnostic or management of these enhancing devices, to setup a
static internal IP adress in the range of 10.72.1.0/24. The functionality of roaming, between
Netspot and the enhancing device, will be ensured, if the SSID of all the WIFI transmitters
involved is identical.
Summary: The internet cable has been successfully plugged into the LAN port on Netspot, as
well as other devices, which are supposed to be directly connected to the root router (Directly to
the internet network, not through a free underlining Netspot network).