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How To Set Up Your Z-Box Hub From a Computer Browser using an Ethernet Connection
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We recommend setting up your Z-Box Hub from the computer browser. The WEB UI (computer browser view) is the command center for your hub - this is where you'll add, edit, and remove devices, as well as program automations and create scenes.


There are two ways to configure the hub from your computer: through your local Wi-Fi network connection or through a direct LAN / Ethernet connection to your router if you have an Ethernet cable adapter and an Ethernet cable available (sold separately).

Here's what you'll need to set up your hub using an Ethernet Connection:

  • Physical access to your Z-Box hub to access the serial number and other important information on the back label
  • Working Internet router with a local Wi-Fi network set-up
  • Computer connected to your local W-Fi network
  • Z-Box Ethernet Adapter (not included) to set up a LAN connection
  • Ethernet cable (not included)

Follow these steps to set up your hub using an ETHERNET CONNECTION:

  1. Plug in your Z-Box Hub into a standard 120 V receptacle / outlet using the included USB cable and power supply.
    • Note: If you’re using your own USB, make sure it isn’t longer than 10 feet for best results.
  2. Connect one end of your Ethernet cable (not included, sold separately) into your router and then the other end into the Ethernet port on your Z-Box adapter.
  3. Wait for the hub to power up.
    • The LED indicator on your hub will turn solid white and it will then start pulsing blue.
    • Once the LED turns solid red the hub is ready to be configured.
  4. Connect your computer to the local Wi-Fi network created by your Z-Box Hub.
    • The name will start with ZB-XXXX.
    • Note: You can find the Wi-Fi SSID and password on the label on the bottom of your hub.
  5. Open your Internet browser and type in in the URL address bar.
    • Review and accept the Terms of Service.
    • Then click Start to begin the configuration process.
  6. Select the LAN connection option and click Next.
    • Wait for the hub to connect to your network, it may take a few minutes (don’t leave the screen).
    • Once your hub connects, the LED indicator will turn solid green.
    • You will be redirected to Choose Your Location screen.
  7. Your default settings for LAN connection will be automatically detected;
    • You can alter them manually if you prefer to use a different configuration.
    • Once ready press Next to proceed to location information.
  8. Type in the hub’s location information for the most accurate local parameters like weather information and click Next.
  9. Review and adjust the hub’s settings (time zone, temperature unit, etc.) 
  10. Click Next to set your local and remote access credentials.
  11. Type in your new login, password, and email information for local access then click Next.
    • Note: These credentials can be used for local access only.
    • We recommend you also set up remote access to monitor and control your devices outside your home network and integrate the hub with your smart speaker for the best experience (see the next step).
  12. Click Connect to create your Hub ID account for remote access.
    • If you’d like to restrict access to your local network only, simply click Skip.
    • You’ll have the opportunity to enable remote access anytime in the future. 
    • Note: If you skip the remote access setup, the hub will require a reboot to save the configuration. Select OK.
  13. To enable remote accessclick on Register your ID account and provide the login credentials you want to use for remote access.
    • Accept all Terms of Service and agreements and click on Sign Up.
    • Important: Before you can log in, you need to verify your email address by clicking the link in the Welcome to ID verification message sent to the email address you used to sign up.
  14. Once your account is verified, enter your newly created credentials.
    • You will be prompted to add your hub to the remote account.
    • The serial number and MAC address for your hub should be auto-populated, if not please refer to the S/N and MAC WiFi information on the bottom label on the hub.
  15. After the hub is successfully added to your account, click OK.
  16. Click Open next to the selected hub and enter your remote access login and password.
    • Newly added hubs require a reboot to save the configuration.
    • Click OK to start the reboot and wait for the hub to return back online.
    • Note: The LED indicator on your hub will turn solid white and then it will start pulsing blue.
    • Once the LED turns solid green, the hub is back online.
  17. You are now ready to add devices and automate your smart home.



    • Type in http://zb-00000000.local/ in the URL address bar 
      • “zb-00000000” stands for your hub’s 8-digit serial number printed on the label on the bottom of the hub
    • Type in your Z-Box Hub's IP Address ( in the URL address bar
      • stands for your hub's 9-digit IP Address. 
        • You can check the IP address that was assigned for your hub under:
          • Settings (gear icon in bottom left corner)
            • 9. Network
              • Wi-Fi Connection (the right column)
                • IP address (second line)
      • We recommend changing the Network connection type to Static IP


We recommend saving the above login methods via local IP of your Z-Box hub, the hub serial number login link, and the remote access link in your internet browser's bookmarks for easy login access on your computer.



  •  NOTE: If you already set up and registered your hub from the WEB UI (computer browser):
    • When you first open the app, simply click the SIGN IN button.
    • Click on SIGN IN OFFLINE under the blue button.
    • Use the same credentials as you created during the first set-up in the web browser to sign in.
    • Use the Sign In blue button for remote access only. 
    • Do NOT choose ADD HUB if you've already configured your hub in the WEB UI. 

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