Setup

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Internet Connectivity 

You will need to connect the Bobber 500 to the internet using an Ethernet cable, WiFi WAN connections are not supported at this time.

In order to qualify for rewards, your Bobber 500's internet connection must be stable and must meet minimum speed requirements. See our article for the most up to date requirements to qualify for rewards.

PoE Setup

Notes:

  1. We only recommend using the supplied Bobber 500 Gateway power brick.
  2. The warranty does NOT cover POE-related damage.
  3. No POE accessories have been verified, use them at your own risk.
  4. We suggest using POE with any radios per radio manufacturer specifications.
  5. As mentioned in the Bobber 500 Hardware Specifications article, the Bobber 500 is rated IP 30 for indoor use only and should not be deployed outdoors.

If you’d like to try a PoE setup with an aftermarket PoE splitter and PoE injector, please pay special attention to the power requirements of the Bobber 500 Gateway (12V, 25W) before connecting them to the gateway. Incorrect power specifications can (and have) damaged the Gateway and will void the warranty.

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Bobber 500 & LoRa Helium Hotspot in a Shared Location

Since the Bobber 500 is able to mine HNT/IOT by providing LoRaWAN coverage like a normal Helium hotspot, users should follow the standard Helium rule of keeping them 350 meters apart. If you already have a Helium miner deployed at a location that is potentially excellent for cellular data offload, we recommend that you move it. 

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