In its factory state, the ZATO CONNECT isn't connected to the Internet. To connect your ZATO to the web, which is required to use any of its CONNECT features like Streaming to YouTube and Co., navigate to the Network tab in the main menu. In there, you'll find two sub-menus: WiFi and Ethernet.
To connect your ZATO CONNECT to a WiFi network, either at home, your studio, your phone hotspot, or any other WiFi access point, enable the WiFi switch on the left of this menu.
Within seconds, the ZATO will fetch a list of available networks within its range and display them in the field on the right. If there are many WiFi networks nearby, use the scroll bar on the right to navigate the list of entries.
Once you've found the WiFi network you want to connect to, double-tap the WiFi name to open the network properties. In there, tap on the password field. A keyboard will pop up, allowing you to enter the password.
Once you enter the password and confirm by pressing OK, the keyboard overlay closes, and you'll return to the WiFi submenu. A loading indicator is displayed, highlighting that your ZATO is attempting to connect to the WiFi network. If the connection is established successfully, a green checkmark is displayed to confirm the connection status. If the password you entered is incorrect, or if the connection can't be established, the ZATO displays a warning message, asking you to try again.
If you double-tap the WiFi network you're currently connected to, you'll see a few new options that weren't available in the unconnected state. On the left, there's the Auto Join switch, allowing users to automatically join this WiFi network once it's in range. On the right, there's a field displaying the ZATO's IP address.
At the bottom, there's the "Forget this Network" button that disconnects you from this network immediately and also disengages the Auto Join functionality.
To turn off WiFi, press the switch on the left to disable it.
Before establishing a network connection via Ethernet, ensure that WiFi is disabled. Next, connect the included USB-C to Ethernet dongle to the port labeled USB2 in the back of the ZATO CONNECT.
After that, navigate to the Ethernet tab within the Network menu and press the ON/OFF switch to put it from the OFF into the ON position.
Under Configure IPV4, you can either leave the ZATO in its default state, Using DHCP, or you can switch it over to Manual mode for a fully manual network configuration.
Next, connect your Ethernet cable to the USB-C to Ethernet adapter. If you've selected Using DHCP in the previous step, the ZATO will automatically fetch its network configuration parameters from the Switch/Router you're connected to. In Manual mode, you need to enter all these parameters manually, depending on your network configuration.
You can deactivate Ethernet via the ON/OFF switch on the right side of this menu.
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