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WiFi signal

Digital black is an IP device and communicates with your Niko Home Control installation via WiFi 2.4 GHz bgn (HT20). Make sure your wifi router supports this version.

Provide a WiFi network with good signal strength at the location of your Digital black. Otherwise, your Digital black is not able to control your Niko Home Control actions and routines properly.

Niko recommends preparing sufficient cabled network resources to connect a WiFi access point nearby. Preferably minimum one WiFi access point at each floor.

WiFi signal strength

To check the WiFi signal strength of your wireless home network do one of the following:


> -50 dBm


-50 to -60 dBm


-60 to -70 dBm


< -70 dBm

WiFi signal range

The operation of devices with a remote control, such as a TV or video and audio devices, is not disrupted by the Digital black, 24 V. The range of the Digital black depends on the materials used in the residence.

Password or SSID name change

If you change the password or SSID name of your WiFi network you have to onboard the Digital black again.

If you re-named your SSID by mistake but did not change the WiFi password, you can change back the original name and the Digital black will automatically reconnect.

Minimum network setup for bus wiring

Minimum network setup for traditional wiring

UTP setupWiFi setup

WiFi router compatibility

WiFi technology is a widespread standard with a large installed range of products supporting various old and recent implementations of this WiFi standard. Therefore it is never 100% guaranteed that your WiFi router allows the Digital black to onboard. Niko has performed a large number of tests with the most common available WiFi routers.
The tables below show a non-exhaustive list of compatible and incompatible routers. Niko advises choosing one of the compatible routers. And obviously, avoid the use of routers mentioned in the incompatible router's list.
If a router is not mentioned here it doesn't mean it is incompatible. Most of them will be, but Niko hasn't tested them yet.
Please contact Niko customer service when your router does not allow the Digital black to onboard and when the router is not in our incompatible routers list.

Compatible routers

CiscoCisco Linksys E4200
LinksysVelop tri-band multiroom Wifi
NetgearOrbi SRK60
OrangeSiligence TCG300
ScarletB-box 3V+
TelenetCH7465LG-TN + Telenet Access Point
TelenetWireless modem 3.0 (DOCSIS)
TP-LinkDeco M9 Plus Smarthome Multiroom
TP-LinkArcher C2300
TP-LinkArcher AX50
TP-LinkArcher C60
TP-LinkDeco M5

Incompatible routers

NetgearORBI RBR50v2

Configuration example

In the case of signal strength problems, you can extend your network with additional routers configured as access points (AP).

All Niko Home Control IP devices must be in the same IP subnet (e.g. to guarantee communication.

You can watch the tutorial here:

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