Before you begin, we recommend using BaseLink wireless connection technology to set up Milo. This technology utilizes a wireless connection between Milo and your existing router rather than wiring your Milo Base unit via Ethernet cable. However, some users may have Ethernet wired throughout their homes. If this is the case, feel free to connect your Milo Base unit wherever you have wired access! If you're having trouble figuring out which configuration style is best for your home, click here.
If you end up deciding that you don't want to wire Milo to your router, you can download the app for wireless setup instructions, or see here.
However, if you've gone ahead and determined you would rather use Ethernet to connect Milo to your router instead, or you simply don't have the app, here's how you do it:
You will need:
- Milo base (1)
- Milo points (1 or 2)
- Power cords (2 or 3)
- Ethernet cable (1)
Please note: If you'd like to change the default Milo network name and password, you'll need to download the Milo mobile app in order to do so.
Step One: Set up the base.
First, make sure your that modem or router is powered on. Then, connect your Milo base unit to your modem/router using the Ethernet cable.
Using Milo's power cord, plug the base into an available power outlet. A blue light will show up when Milo is powered on.
As Milo initiates for set-up, the green light will first glow solid and then flash with the amber light. Once a connection is found, the green light will glow solid.
If the light does not illuminate, there was a problem connecting. Check that your modem/router is powered on, has an Internet connection, and that the Milo base is securely connected to it via Ethernet.
Step Two: Add the points.
Plug the first Milo point into an outlet up to 40 feet away from the base. The green light will glow solid and then flash the green and amber lights as Milo initiates and searches for a connection. This may take several minutes.
If a good or excellent connection is established, the green light glows solid. If a poor connection is established, the amber light will glow solid. If this is the case, try moving the point closer to the base or to another point.
Tip: If you have two amber lights on a Milo, it is too far away and you need to move it. Just a few feet can make a huge difference allowing you to get two green lights on the Milo.
If neither light illuminates, within 7 minutes of flashing, there was a problem connecting. Try moving the point closer to the base or place another somewhere in between, until the green or amber light glows solid. For tips on placement, click here.
Repeat this step for any remaining points.
Step Three: Connect your wireless devices to the Milo network.
Find the default Milo network name (SSID) and passcode located on the bottom of your Milo. On your device’s wifi settings, select the Milo network name and enter the default passcode to connect.