The MK devices can operate offline, but an internet connection is required for operations such as system and content updates, enjoying web-based interactive applicactions and receiving a real time video stream. Different options are available according to the local conditions:
LAN Cable Connection
This is the default and preferred option. It requires access to a router / modem providing a network free of proxies or firewalls (see below).
Connection: Connect the LAN cable from the router to the “LAN” port on the MK device rear panel.
This option is used when no router / modem is available for LAN cable connection, but there are WiFi networks available. The network must be free of proxies or firewalls (see below).
- Connect the WiFi Extender to a power source.
- Connect an ethernet cable to the output connection of the WiFi Extender.
- Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the rear panel of the MK device.
- Follow the instructions provided with the WiFi Extender to connect it to available WiFi networks.
4G SIM Router
This option is used when there are no routers or WiFi networks available, for example in trade shows or remote locations, or when there is a firewall on the network which cannot be disabled. It requires an external portable router / hotspot.
You can test your internet connection by connecting a PC or smartphone to the MK device's network, then trying to browse the internet.