Start the setup process

Start the setup process
Once the Blink touch screen has been calibrated, the Welcome screen appears.
Touch Configure
Your Device to start
the Setup process.
tip You can set up your Blink charging system later if you want, or skip any step in the Setup
process. Change your Blink unit’s settings any time, by touching Settings on the Main screen.
Touch Settings to change your
Blink’s settings later.
Step 1 — Network Setup
One of the most important features of your new Blink charging system is its ability to communicate over
a network. This enables subscribers to access many powerful features via the Blink Network, and with
your permission, may allow your local utility company to communicate directly with your charging
system. It also enables remote updates of your charging system’s software and firmware.
Your charging system is equipped to communicate over the Internet in two ways:
Wi-Fi – If your home has a wireless network, your charging system can connect to it via Wi-Fi.
The Network Setup screen may show your wireless network automatically, in which case you
can just touch Configure next to your network’s name. If you do not see your wireless network
because it is set to “not broadcast” or “hidden SSID”, touch Manually Connect to Wi-Fi.
(If your wireless network is not displayed, it may be out of range of your Blink charging system.)
Local Area Network (LAN) – If your home has an Internet connection, but not a wireless
network, your charging system can connect to the Internet via an Ethernet connection. An
Ethernet cable connects your charging system directly to the LAN. The Ethernet port on your
Blink charger is the center port on the bottom of the charger assembly, and is covered with a
black, plastic cap. Simply pull back the cap and plug in the cable.
CAUTION: The Ethernet port delivered with your Blink charging system is intended for indoor
use only (such as in a garage). Contact the Blink Call Center or a qualified Blink installer for
information on the additional requirements for a safe outdoor Ethernet connection.
Before you can set up the network for your Blink charging system, your home must already
have an Internet connection, with either (a) a wireless network or (b) an available Ethernet port
on a modem or router and an Ethernet cable that reaches from that port to the charging system.
We recommend that you obtain the wireless network setup information for your home network
before you start, such as the SSID and password.
Step 1 (continued)
A. Select your home network type
If you see your
Wi-Fi network,
touch Configure
next to its name to
set up the
See section B,
Enter your
If you do not see your network, touch
 Manually connect to Wi-Fi.
See section E, Set up Wi-Fi manually.
 Connect over LAN instead of Wi-Fi.
See section B, Enter your password.
If this No Wi-Fi Networks Detected message
appears, the charging system currently cannot
connect to a wireless network.
Confirm that your wireless network is
operating properly; if not, correct the problem,
touch Rescan, and then touch Configure to
the right of the network name when it appears.
If your wireless network is set to “not
broadcast” or “hidden SSID”, touch Manually
Connect to Wi-Fi. See section E, Set up WiFi manually.
If neither of these solutions work, your
wireless network is probably out of range. To
solve this, you can move your wireless router
closer or add a wireless repeater to your
Step 1 (continued)
B. Enter your password
If the network you selected has been secured with a password, the keypad screen appears. This onscreen keyboard works much like the keypad on a cell phone, in that the main keypad shows only
lowercase letters, and you toggle to other keypad screens for uppercase letters, numbers, or symbols.
Touch the
icon to toggle
between lowercase and
uppercase letters.
Touch the
icon to switch to
numbers and selected symbols,
and the
icon to switch back.
Touch the
icon to view
additional symbols.
Step 1 (continued)
C. Set up the IP
Most users do not need to change the settings shown on the IP Setup screen. The typical installation
simply allows DHCP to assign the IP address and associated settings; in this case, all you need to do
for this screen is touch Save.
If you are an advanced user familiar with network setup, you may choose to specify a static IP address
and associated settings. In this case, follow the steps shown below.
Do you have a
standard setup? If so,
just touch Save.
Touch Static to specify
an IP address for your
home network. Go to 
Touch Save to
finish IP setup. Go to D.
Touch IP Address and
then use the numeric keypad on
the left to enter the address.
Touch and enter the address for the Subnet
Mask, Router, and DNS for your network.
Step 1 (continued)
D. Set up an HTTP Proxy
Very few networks require you to set up an HTTP Proxy; this is an advanced option. In those rare
cases that this is necessary, it is generally sufficient to select AUTO, which allows you to enter the URL
and lets the system assign a port. To manually assign both the URL and port, choose MANUAL.
To set up an HTTP Proxy:
Touch AUTO to enter the server address and let the
system assign the port.
Touch MANUAL to enter the server address and port.
Once you finish
entering HTTP Proxy
settings, touch Save to
complete setup and connect
to your network.
If you chose MANUAL, touch
and enter the Server address
and Port Number.
If you chose AUTO, touch
PAC and enter the PAC URL.
Step 1 (continued)
Once Network Setup is complete, your Blink charging system automatically performs a network test,
confirming that all of the settings are correct.
tip If a network
test fails, touch the
name of the test to
go directly to the
setup step for that
setting and correct
Touch Continue
to proceed to Step 2.
If the Network Test fails:
Touch Skip to resolve
the issue later.
Touch Restart Setup to
check and correct the
network settings.
Touch Retry Test to try
If you cannot resolve the
problem yourself, please
contact Blink support.
Step 1 (continued)
E. Set up Wi-Fi manually
If you selected Manually connect to Wi-Fi, a keypad screen appears. Follow the steps below.
Note: Check your wireless router’s documentation to determine your network’s security type.
Use the keypad to
type the name of your
home network.
Touch Next.
Touch the arrows to
scroll to your Wi-Fi
network’s security type.
The options are OPEN,
WEP, and WPA*.
Touch Next to
continue. Go to section
B, Enter your password.
Note: If your wireless network has WPA2 encryption, select WPA.
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