Internet connection to Neo Radio
Neo Radio requires a stable Internet connection to play Internet radio channels through your B&O system. Connect a cable.
You'll be stand to listen to your favorite internet radio stations without having to worry about a drop in sound quality. With Neo Radio , all you need to do is pull an Ethernet cable out of your router and you're good to go. Alternatively, you can also use Ethernet over Power for a faster and more stable internet connection. So don't wait any longer and get your own Neo Radio today!
What does it require in terms of connectivity
An unstable connection causes unevenness and interruptions in the sound. You don't want dropouts and notches in the sound on a quality system - like Bang & Olufsen.
It doesn't require much speed - a 256 kbit/s connection is perfectly satisfactory in most cases - it requires much more of a stable connection to avoid interruptions in the sound.
A stable connection is best achieved with a wired connection - that is, a network cable between your Internet modem (router, switch) and Neo Radio.
If you are unable to connect a wired connection, there are other solutions, but we cannot stress enough the importance of taking the time to set up this wired connection from the start.
We see the following solutions
- Priority 1: Wired connection between your Internet modem and Neo Radio
- Priority 2: Establish a "wired connection" with Ethernet over Power
- Priority 3: Establish Internet connection via the wireless network
Some solutions are shown here - other makes than those shown here can of course be used.
Ethernet over Power connection provides Internet Radio stable
It is possible to use the power cables in the house to establish a network connection between point A and point B.
In the cases indicated, boxes from TP-Link have been used, but other brands also work.
The solution is easy to set up and always works, regardless of whether you change your Internet provider or change your username/password on your wireless network.
Connect one box to your Internet modem (router) with a network cable (included in the box).
Connect the second box with a network cable (included in the box).
The solution costs around €40 (in Denmark).
Internet connection via the wireless network
It is also possible to connect to your home wireless network. Neo Radio cannot itself be connected to the wireless network, but requires an external box.
This solution costs €18 (in Denmark).
The TP-Link box is plugged into a 230 V (120 V in US) wall outlet. An App from TP-Link is used to set up the box to your WiFi network in the house.
Connect a network cable to the TP-Link box.
However, we still recommend option 1 with a network cable or option 2 with Ethernet over Power.
Neomesteren has provided the above solutions as an additional support.
Neomesteren does not provide support for these solutions and only provides support at Neo Radio if a wired solution is used.
Why has Neomesteren not implemented a WiFi solution?
There are two reasons
1) We do not believe in a wireless solution, as many people do not have the optimal wireless solution installed in their own house. Therefore, there is not a stable Internet connection to Neo Radio.
2) It will make the product more expensive to add a wireless module, which everyone will have to pay for - including the majority of users who have a wired solution. We have tried to keep the price down at Neo Radio.