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Getting Started with FxBlox

Welcome to the world of FxBlox! This guide will walk you through the essentials to get your FxBlox device up and running smoothly.

1. Equipment Needed

To get started, you'll need the following equipment:

  • A 25W PD2 compatible power adapter
  • A USB thumb stick (4GB to 32GB) for initial setup
  • An adapter from USB-C to USB-A (to connect the thumb stick to the blox)
  • External storage device like SSDs, HDDs, and more
  • For CM4 bloxes: external storage as mentioned above or framework expansion cards
  • For RK1 bloxes: internal m.2 nvme drive, external storage as mentioned above, or framework expansion cards
  • Optional: USB-C to ethernet adaptors and USB-C to HDMI for additional connectivity

Functionland does not get any kickback or royalties from the sale of Framework expansion cards. We recommend them because we designed the FxBlox case and modularity around their small form factor standard.

2. Identifying Your Blox

It is important you know which FxBlox you have before you move onto the setup stage! It will determine which route you follow, how you get support, and what software is compatible with your device. Checkout the How To Identify Your FxBlox guide to learn more!

3. Reporting Issues

You can report issues through the following channels:

4. High-Level Setup Process

At a high level, follow these steps to connect your Blox to the network:

  1. Identify which Blox model you have (CM4 or RK1).
  2. Follow the respective process to update your Blox.
  3. Connect your Blox to Wi-Fi using the FxBlox app.
  4. Join the testnet in both the FxBlox app and FxFotos app.
  5. Start storing, earning, and uploading files to the network!

When going through the setup documentation, please read each instruction carefully! The docs are created to give you the smoothest onboarding experience as possible!

Congratulations! You're now ready to explore the decentralized storage world with FxBlox. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out through our support channels. Proceed to the next page (Functionyard Testnet) when you're ready!