It is not necessary to register your device. There are 3 main reasons for registering a thermostat:
1. Remote access via CloudConnect. Annual service fees apply.
2. Remote access via DirectConnect. Router port forwarding required. No annual fees.
3. Courtesy connectivity alerts. If a registered thermostat does not "phone home" in any 4 hour period, a courtesy email is sent to the log-in email address.
In unlocked mode if the thermostat is run without setting the time the override will run until manually changed or until the clock is set and schedules start running.
In locked mode when the thermostat is run without setting the time the override will last for the duration of the override timer (set in the basic configuration). The default override timer is 8 hours. Once the override timer has expired the thermostat will revert to the non-override manual setpoints.
The default setpoints upon first powering the thermostat on are:
Cooling - 76 F
Heating - 68 F
Mode - Auto
To change the password go to the basic configuration page in either the IP Command Center or directly through IP address in a browser. From the configuration page enter the new password you wish to switch to and click the register thermostat button. If you are using the IP Command Center the software will prompt you to re-enter the new credentials to login to the thermostat.
To switch from Direct Connect to Cloud Connect you simply need to purchase a subscription to the cloud service and login using the same email and password that you used to claim the thermostat.
This can be done by using our Cloud Connect service. The Cloud Connect service allows access to multiple thermostats via any web browser and mobile devices. You can set different passwords to allow limited access to specific users.
NetX Wi-Fi thermostats support WEP 40/64-bit ASCII, WEP 40/64-bit Hex, WEP 104/128-bit ASCII, WEP 104/128-bit Hex, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK2. It is important to match the thermostat's Wi-Fi security type with that of your wireless network, otherwise you will not be able to connect the thermostat to your network. It is highly recommended to use either WPA or WPA2 security on your network due to better security.
To remove a thermostat from your project file right click on the device in the tree on the left and select 'Remove'.
If you are using an Android device, it is not configured to detect ad hoc networks by default. You will need to either find a third party app that allows connection to ad hoc networks or try another device that allows ad hoc connections. Windows 7 and earlier will detect ad hoc networks, as well as all iOS devices.
Make sure the tables button is active. If the button is active make sure the window isn't resized to the bottom of the screen.
To change the password, access the thermostat and click on the Configuration tab. Down in the bottom right corner there is a box labeled Password, enter the new password you want and click the Apply button.
A static IP address is an address that does not change. Alternatively, a dynamic address via DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is an address that is assigned by the router and may change based on any of several parameter settings in the router, including lease time or if the router/access point resets. Your router will have a DHCP range and will randomly assign any devices on the network that are set to DHCP to an address within that range at designated intervals.
Leaving a NetX WIFi or Ethernet thermostat in DHCP mode is okay if you're using the CloudConnect option. If you are using CloudConnect, there is not a need to have static IP addresses because the cloud identifies the thermostat via MAC ID, and that never changes.
If you're using the NetX-IP Command Center and/or DirectConnect for controlling your thermostats, it is important to use Static IP addressing for each thermostat. Otherwise, if you're using DHCP addressing when a thermostat's address changes due to DHCP reassignment the address in the NetX-IP Command Center will no longer be valid.
NetX Wi-Fi thermostats support WEP 40/64-bit ASCII, WEP 40/64-bit Hex, WEP 104/128-bit ASCII, WEP 104/128-bit Hex, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK2. It is important to match the thermostat's Wi-Fi security type with that of your wireless network, otherwise, you will not be able to connect the thermostat to your network. It is highly recommended to use either WPA or WPA2 security on your network due to better security.
In order for the occupancy sensor to switch the thermostat into occupied mode the override timer in the thermostat configuration must be set to greater than 0:00. This setting can be found on the configuration page.
Changing the mode will set the thermostat into override mode and it will continue in the altered mode for the duration of the override timer. To return to the schedule after changing the mode you can either press the resume button or allow the override timer to end.
To register your device you will go to the configuration tab and fill in at least the state and zip code under the address field. After you have filled in the address information hit the "Apply" button next to the "Contact" box. Then you will enter your email address and put in a password to create login credentials. After you have filled in the login credentials boxes hit the apply button. The page will refresh and ask you to login using the information you just changed. You have now claimed your device.
Yes, there are several ways to access WiFi and Ethernet thermostats on different networks from one place. This can be done using our CloudConnect service, DirectConnect, a web browser via WAN IP address, or through the IP Command Center using external IP addresses.
You will only need to port forward your thermostats if you are going to try to access them from outside the LAN and want to communicate directly with them. If you are unfamiliar with how to do port forwarding you can go to portforward.com for step by step instructions. If you cannot find instruction on portforward.com for your router refer to the users manual or another online source for instructions. If you are planning to use the CloudConnect service you do not need to port forward your devices to access them from outside the LAN via the cloud service.
Click the link below the login fields labeled "forgot your password".
If your router credentials changed then the thermostats will not have the correct login info to connect to it. There are multiple ways to fix this problem. The easiest way to fix it if you have many thermostats is to change the security type, SSID and password of the new router to the same security type, SSID and password as the old router. This will allow the thermostats to reconnect without having to adjust the settings.
Another way to get them on the network is to know what the new SSID and password will be ahead of time and go to the network settings page on the thermostat and change the settings before changing the router. This will allow the thermostats to automatically connect when the new router is installed.
The third way to put them on the new router network is to reset the thermostats and go from the ad hoc mode to the new network like you are setting up a new thermostat. If you choose to go this route you will need to reset your schedules afterwards.
A fourth method would be to use WiFI Protected Setup (WPS) if your new router has that capability. You will need to place your router in WPS mode, go to a thermostat, remove the faceplate, Press and release the SETUP button. This will put the thermostat into WPS mode and the router and thermostat will negotiate the security information, usually within about 60 seconds. Depending on the router, you may need to place the router into WPS mode again for each thermostat.
In order to use our DirectConnect service you will need to make sure you have claimed your devices and entered at least a state and zip code in the address field. Use the same login credentials on the DirectConnect page as you used to claim the device.
Sometimes WiFi thermostats are placed on the edge of the signal range, this can cause intermittent connectivity. Alternatively, obstructions of the thermostat signal is also a factor, anything that could potentially block the signal such as metal cabinets, large mirrors, or very thick walls could have an impact on how well the signal gets through. The easiest way to fix the issue may be to add another wireless access point and put it in between the router and the thermostat to boost the signal.
You must first register your thermostat under the configuration tab in either a browser or the Command Center. The information you used to register your device will be your login for the CloudConnect site. If you have more than one thermostat it is recommended that you register all of them with the same credentials.
First, check to make sure that your scheduled setpoints are within the the min/max cooling and heating setpoints on the configuration page. If this is correct then check your inactive schedules to make sure they are within the min/max cooling and heating parameters. Even if the schedules are inactive, it could cause an issue if the parameters are outside the min/max setpoints.
From the PC software, Cloud Connect, or directly from the IP address of the thermostat in a browser go to the schedules tab. Check the active box above the schedule number then set the time you would like the schedule to start. Enter the setpoints you would like the schedule to reflect, the cool temperature will be the maximum temperature that will be reached before the air conditioner will turn on and the heat temperature will be the lowest temperature that will be reached before the heat will turn on. Select whether the room will be occupied or unoccupied during this time and set the mode and fan to your desired setting. Click the “apply” button in the lower right corner to save the schedule.
It is recommended to have the schedules in chronological order. You may then copy the schedule to any additional days you want to have the same schedule. To do this you select the day of the week you would like to copy from the tabs at the top of the menu. Once you are on the correct day click the checkbox(es) for the day(s) you wish to copy to down at the bottom of the menu. Click the “apply” button to save the changes you made.
With the faceplate connected to the backplate, look through the top vents of the backplate. If you see a red LED illuminated on the backplate then the backplate and faceplate are not communicating. If you do not see a red LED on then the backplate and faceplate are communicating.
Look at the backplate with the faceplate off. There are two LEDs on the PCB, a green LED and a red LED. If the green LED is off then the thermostat is not communicating to the WiFi network. If the green LED is blinking then the thermostat is in ad hoc mode and is ready to be put on your local network. If the green LED is solid then the thermostat is on the network and communicating.
Another way to see if your thermostat is communicating to the network without taking the faceplate off is to look at the LCD display. For newer backlight versions, the display will show a radio tower if the thermostat is in ad hoc mode, signal bars if the thermostat is on your network, and if there is neither the thermostat is not connected to a network and not in ad hoc mode. The signal bars do not indicate signal strength, only that there is a signal being detected. On older generation non-backlight thermostats, the display will show a satellite icon if the thermostat is in ad hoc mode, satellite+lightning bolt icons if the thermostat is on your network, and if there is neither the thermostat is not connected to a network and not in ad hoc mode.
Make sure that you have setup an account and that it is not expired. Make sure you are entering the correct email and password. If you cannot remember your password hit the "forgot password" button at the login page. If you have confirmed that the login credentials are correct, contact support and let them know you are having an issue.
Check to make sure you are on the same network. If the green LED on the backplate of the thermostat is solid then it is connected to a network, your router settings may be preventing the Device Explorer from detecting the thermostat.
Make sure the thermostat is out of the ad-hoc network state (netx-setup) and on the network you are connected to.
Go to the configuration page in the thermostat settings and look for the box in the second row down labeled "Override Timer". Set the amount of time for an override. If you check the "Hold Override Until Occupied" box, the override changes will stay in effect until the next occupied schedule occurs.
Check the power supply to ensure the thermostat is getting the proper voltage (about 24 volts). The red wire from the backplate and the red wire from the thermostat cable must both be in the R terminal. The black wire from the backplate and the common (color varies) wire from the thermostat cable must both be in the 24V(c) terminal.
Remove the faceplate then press and hold the “Setup” button until the LEDs flash then, do three short presses. The LEDs will go off and the thermostat will reboot. After this is done the thermostat will be back to the factory settings.
There is currently not a native app set up in the App Store. However, each Wi-Fi and Ethernet thermostat has a built-in set of web pages with responsive design. The responsive design will automatically detect that you connected to the thermostat with an iPhone and show the thermostat pages in a manner that looks like a native app; it's called a web app. Additionally, both the CloudConnect and DirectConnect environments are of responsive design and have built-in web app features including connection for all of your thermostats, even multiple sites, right from a single mobile screen. You have the option of using the free DirectConnect service and port forwarding your devices or using the CloudConnect service without needing to port forward. Both methods allow a simple icon to be added to your home screen, giving you single tap launch for access to all of your thermostats.
There is not currently an Android app available however, each Wi-Fi and Ethernet thermostat has a built-in set of web pages with responsive design. The responsive design will automatically detect that you connected to the thermostat with a mobile device and show the thermostat pages in a manner that looks like a native app; it's called a web app. Additionally, both the CloudConnect and DirectConnect environments are of responsive design and have built-in web app features including connection for all of your thermostats, even multiple sites, right from a single mobile screen. You have the option of using the free DirectConnect service and port forwarding your devices or using the CloudConnect service without needing to port forward. Both methods allow a simple icon to be added to your home screen, giving you single tap launch for access to all of your thermostats.
We support all browsers supporting html5, however, as browser updates are released very quickly, if you experience usage issues with one browser, please try a different browser.
If your equipment is 2-stage, first make sure your DIP switches are set correctly to allow second stage operation. In order to bring on second stage faster than the efficient fuzzy-logic algorithm (about 15-20min after first stage, if needed):
1) set the heating or cooling setpoint at the room temperature and let the display return to normal operation.
2) move the heat or cool setpoint up or down three degrees. After normal protection time-outs have been satisfied (2 or 4 minutes depending on your configuration), the thermostat will start first stage.
3) Once first stage is running, adjust the setpoint three more degrees in the same direction. Second stage will start.
This method bypasses thermostatic control algorithm for this single heating / cooling cycle.
You can find the manual for all of our devices under the products page. Go to the desired device and look under the "Docs" tab. Note: If you have an older device that is no longer in production contact support for a copy of the manual.
Yes, however you will need to purchase an NT-PWIRE which will take your four wire system and convert it to five wires allowing you to have a common. You can purchase the NT-PWIRE at networkhvac.com.
Go into the configuration settings and select the time and date settings. Uncheck the "Sync Clock Automatically" checkbox and check the "Set Clock Manually" checkbox. Then you will be able to change the time to whatever you want.
Yes! There are several methods. You can integrate our software into your automation system via our API.
This could be for either of two reasons. If the thermostat is being used in Fahrenheit scale, the Up and Down buttons may have accidentally been pressed at the same time, which changes the display to Celsius mode. To correct this, press and release the Up and Down buttons simultaneously again. Another reason could be that the temperature sensor has been bent. Pull off the faceplate and check the thermistor to see if it is damaged or bent over. The thermistor is a little device sticking up in the bottom right of the circuit board, it will be either blue or black. Make sure it is not damaged and is standing up straight off the circuit board.
Check the override timer either in the software or the directly through the IP address in a browser. If the override timer is set to 00:00 the thermostat will not allow temperature changes via the physical buttons.
If you would like individual readouts from each NT-TEMP, you will need probes connected to them via the Aux terminals and set them up as AUX devices.
All of our thermostats are powered by 24VAC and they all require a common wire. If you do not have a common wire you can purchase the NT-PWIRE and it will give you a common wire. Alternatively you can purchase a 24VAC power supply and plug it into an outlet.
NetX thermostats and sensors are accurate to +/- 1º F. The accuracy of the thermistor is +/- .01%.
Yes, the NT-TEMP is required for remote sensing. NetX thermostats use an advanced remote sensor bus which has active electronics, not just a passive temperature sensor.
Press and release the up and down arrows simultaneously.