You can manage your ecobee system using the color touch screen on the Smart Thermostat or from your secure, personalized web portal. Internet access lets you:
- Program, configure and control your Smart Thermostat
- Control your Smart Thermostat from anywhere you have Internet access.
- Use local weather data to maximize energy savings.
- Receive important alerts and reminders about your heating and cooling system.
Note: To connect your system to your personalized ecobee web portal you must have a broadband Internet connection and a wireless home network.
Your Smart Thermostat is designed to support:
- A 802.11 b g wireless router
- WEP 64, WEP 128, WPA1 and WPA2 encryption methods
- Dynamic or static IP addressing.
Setting up WiFi
The Smart Thermostat has a wireless interface that connects to any home wireless network. You must enable the WiFi radio in the Smart Thermostat and configure it in order to access your home wireless network. From the Home screen, Press More > Press Settings > Enable Wi-Fi and select your network from the list of available networks.
When the WiFi radio is turned on, the Smart Thermostat displays a list of available networks, along with an indication of the signal strength and whether security encryption is used.
If your home network is not listed, or if the signal strength is very low, try readjusting the antenna on your wireless router. If that doesn’t improve the signal you may need to relocate your router.
Once your network has been detected, select it and continue with the configuration. If the network is encrypted, you will be asked to enter a password for that network. This is the password you created when the wireless router was first set up.
Using the MAC address: You may have configured your network to filter for known MAC addresses. If so, refer to the section About your Smart Thermostat on page 6 of this manual to find the MAC address for your Smart Thermostat.
Advanced Configuration: Advanced configuration lets you input your network parameters manually. Select this list item and choose the network you wish to connect to, or it will allow you to add one to the list (i.e. if your network does not broadcast its SSID). You will then be able to view and configure the following:
Dynamic or Static IP addressing
Type of Encryption
Primary and Secondary DNS