CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET
Connect your EMS Si to the Internet so you can control it from your own personalized, secure ecobee Web Portal.
From the Web Portal, you can:
Program, configure and control your EMS Si.
Control your EMS Si 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 802.11 b/g/n (WiFi) network.
Setting Up WiFi
To set up WiFi:
From the Home screen, press MENU.
Select Register Thermostat.
Select WiFi Settings.
Select WiFi Radio ▶ Enabled.
Select your network from the list.
If prompted, enter your network password.
The EMS Si will automatically connect to the Internet.
The EMS Si uses your WiFi network to connect to the Internet. First, enable WiFi on the EMS Si (see instructions to the right).
The EMS Si will display a list of available networks, along with an indication of the signal strength (the more bars, the better) and whether encryption is used.
If your network is not listed, or if the signal strength is very low, try adjusting the antenna on your wireless router. If that doesn’t improve the signal, try moving your router closer to the EMS Si.
Once your network has been detected, select it from the list. 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.
After you provide the password, your EMS Si will automatically connect to the Internet. A chain link on the screen indicates you have established a connection with the ecobee web servers.
If you are having trouble connecting to the Internet or finding your WiFi network, you may need to configure your network parameters manually.
The EMS Si supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. Use the Advanced Configuration option in the WiFi menu to configure your network parameters. Choose the network from the list or manually add a new one (i.e. if your network does not broadcast its SSID).
You will then be able to view and configure the following network parameters:
DHCP (select Disabled to use a static IP Address; if unsure, leave DHCP Enabled)
Encryption (WEP, WEP128, WPA, or WPA2)
Password (if encryption is used)
IP Address and IP Subnet
Primary and Secondary DNS
If you need to specify the MAC address for the EMS Si in your router’s configuration, you can obtain it from the About menu.
To configure WiFi manually:
From the Home screen, press MENU.Select Settings ▶ WiFi. Select Advanced Configuration.
Adjust the network options for your wireless network.
Configuring a Web Portal Account
After setting up WiFi on your EMS Si, you need to configure your Web Portal account.
From a web browser on a PC, visit www.ecobee.com
Click REGISTER THERMOSTAT.
Click the EMS Si.
Click Create a new account.
(If you already have a Web Portal, click Register to an existing account, enter your email address and password, and proceed to step 6).
Enter your address, contact, and user account information.
Your EMS Si is now registered. You can now monitor and control your EMS Si from the Web Portal.