Do you have connection issues with your Ring Doorbell? Perhaps you’ve recently relocated and need to change or update the Wi-Fi on your Ring. No worries, we’ve got you covered.
This article will walk you through how to change wifi on Ring doorbell.
If you want to change the Ring Doorbell Wi-Fi, you must first open the Ring app and select the device. Then, to change ring wifi, click “Device Health” and “Change Wi-Fi Network.” When prompted, follow the on-screen instructions and enter the password for the selected network.
The Ring Doorbell continuously monitors the area in front of your home. To conduct surveillance, it must be constantly connected to a Wi-Fi network. Your phone’s Ring app instructs your Ring device to reconnect to the same network that it was previously connected to.
If the network is up and running, your Ring Doorbell or Camera should connect immediately. Otherwise, it will guide you through the same steps as if you were connecting to a new Wi-Fi network. Select the new Wi-Fi network and confirm the password. You can connect Ring to new wifi by following the on-screen instructions.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED BEFORE YOU BEGIN?
Here’s what you’ll need to change the Wi-Fi on the Ring Doorbell. A wireless network name (SSID) and wireless network key are required (password).
Some Ring Doorbell models can only connect to networks that operate at 2.4GHz. Although most Wi-Fi networks meet that requirement, it’s a good idea to double-check. If not, you will need to purchase another router that supports 2.4GHz connectivity.
To connect with your Ring Doorbell, please keep in mind that your Wi-Fi network password should not contain any special characters. Please remove any special characters such as “! “, “$”, “#”, and “@” in your password. Choose a new password, and then connect your Wi-Fi to Ring Doorbell.
HOW TO CHANGE WIFI ON THE RING DOORBELL?
Changing the Wi-Fi network associated with your Ring Doorbell is not a Herculean task. Here are the steps to changing the Wi-Fi on the Ring Doorbell:
- Launch the Ring app on your smartphone.
- Click the three lines icon in the upper-left corner.
- Choose “Devices.”
- Select your Ring Doorbell.
- Choose “Device Health.”
- “Change Wi-Fi Network” will appear.
- Place yourself near the doorbell.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to put your Ring Doorbell in setup mode.
- Choose your favorite Wi-Fi network.
- Enter the network password and then press the “Continue” button.
HOW TO PUT THE RING DOORBELL IN SET-UP MODE MANUALLY?
You must manually put your Ring Doorbell into setup mode to change the Wi-Fi network. Remember that you cannot complete this task remotely. Before you start using the Ring app, you can put your Ring Doorbell in setup mode.
When your Ring Doorbell is in Setup Mode, it will broadcast a temporary Wi-Fi network to assist you in connecting your device to your smartphone. The Ring app on your smartphone will find and connect to this network in order to interact with your doorbell and instruct it to join your permanent home network.
When the setup is complete, the device stops transmitting the temporary network and remains connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Different Ring Doorbell models have different methods for entering setup mode.
- Unplug the doorbell from its mounting bracket and press the orange button on the backside of the doorbell. It is not necessary to press and hold the button.
- Detach the faceplate from the Ring Doorbell 2, 3, and 3 Plus, as well as the Ring Doorbell Elite. Now, press the front-facing black button.
- Ring Doorbell Pro: Press the button on the right side of the doorbell.
Your Ring Doorbell successfully enters the setup mode when you spot a spinning white light on the front of the device.
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HOW TO HARD RESET RING DOORBELL?
If your doorbell does not enter setup mode, you may need to hard reset it. To do so, follow the steps below:
- Hold down the setup button for up to 30 seconds.
- Allow 5 minutes for the doorbell to restart.
Note: A hard reset is only recommended if you have no other option for putting your Ring Doorbell in setup mode. A hard reset clears your doorbell settings and forces you to restart the setup process.
WIFI FREQUENCY FOR RING DOORBELL
Most Wi-Fi routers have two frequencies: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 2.4 GHz frequency has a wider frequency range but a slower speed than the 5GHz frequency.
When choosing a Wi-Fi network for your Ring Doorbell, you may notice that both frequencies are displayed as separate networks. Check the table below to see if your doorbell supports the following frequencies:
HOW TO RECONNECT THE RING TO WIFI?
Here’s how to reconnect your Ring doorbell to your home wifi network manually. Simply follow the steps outlined below:
- On your smartphone, launch the Ring app.
- In the upper left corner, tap on the three-dotted lines.
- Look for devices in the left-hand list.
- Devices should be tapped.
- Select the device to reconnect to Wi-Fi (camera, doorbell, etc.).
- Select Device Health at the bottom of the screen.
- Change Wi-Fi Network or Reconnect to Wi-Fi
Nota bene: After reconnecting your device to the home Wi-Fi network, return to the same screen in your app and check the strength of Wi-Fi signals under the “Network” option.
TROUBLESHOOTING WIFI CONNECTIVITY ON YOUR RING DEVICE
1. Changing Wi-Fi Network or Reconnect Wi-Fi Network isn’t an option in the Ring App
If you change your Wi-Fi network, you will need to manually reconnect your Ring Doorbell to the new network. To change the network, you will need to manually press and hold the setup button on the Ring Doorbell.
2. Avoiding having to Change the Wi-Fi Network on your Ring device
We understand how inconvenient it is to look for the right screwdriver to unscrew the bottom of your Ring Doorbell in order to access the “orange button” on the back to reset it. But there is a way to avoid this unpleasant exercise.
You can avoid this by connecting the Ring Doorbell with the same SSID (Wi-Fi network name) and password (on your new router). Of course, using the old password can jeopardize network security.
3. Accessing the “Device Health Menu” in the Ring app
The Ring app can assist us in diagnosing Wi-Fi issues. How to Use the Ring App’s Device Health Menu
- In the Ring app, go to the main menu.
- In the upper left corner, tap the three-dot menu.
- Select “Devices.”
- Select the device whose Wi-Fi requires an update.
- Select “Device Health.”
Once you’ve accessed the Device Health Menu in the Ring app, look for two options to diagnose Wi-Fi issues: Signal Strength and Power.
4. Signal Strength
When your device connects to a network, a “Network” section will appear. Under that section, you’ll find the Signal Strength option. RSSI, or Received Signal Strength Indicator, will be displayed on the ring ( measured in decibels DBS).
Without getting into the weeds, simply know that a value closer to 0 is preferable. The greater the number, the weaker the wireless signal.
Check the signal strength from where the device is mounted and make sure you haven’t moved it inside or closer to the router while troubleshooting.
The power level of each battery can be found in the Ring app’s Device Health panel. The ring will not be able to stay connected to Wi-Fi if the battery runs out. Batteries degrade over time, so if this problem persists, simply replace the batteries.
If you’re tired of dealing with batteries on the Ring Video Doorbell, consider the Ring Video Elite. It’s expensive, but it’s the best Ring has to offer, and it’s hard-wired, so no batteries are needed.
PROBABLE WIFI ISSUES TO CHECK
If your Ring Camera or Video Doorbell functioned seamlessly in the past but has lately stopped working, examine the following probable causes:
- You recently changed your Wi-Fi network’s SSID or password.
- Your new router can only broadcast at 5GHz. Many Ring Doorbell models are only compatible with 2.4 GHz frequencies. Check your router’s settings to see if the 2.4 GHz network is enabled if you have a dual-band router with both frequencies.
- If your Ring device is wired, wires may have come loose. This isn’t very common, but it does happen from time to time. Turn off the power and double-check that all cables coming into the device are properly connected.
- The Wi-Fi router has been moved. If you move the router further away, your Ring device may lose its ability to establish a stable connection.
- Check to see if the power is turned off.
CONCLUSION: How To Change WiFi On Ring Doorbell?
The Ring Doorbell is a simple and convenient smart home device. However, if your Ring Doorbell is having trouble connecting to your Wi-Fi home network, you must use the methods described above.
In a nutshell, if your Internet provider or Wi-Fi network details change, you must reconnect your Ring Doorbell to your network. You can change the Wi-Fi network of your Ring Doorbell in the Ring app.
You will also need to manually activate the doorbell by pressing the button on the back or behind the faceplate, depending on the model. We hope our guide helps in resolving how to change Wi-Fi on Ring Doorbell.
Let us know in the comments! If the solutions suggested in the article do not help resolve the Wi-Fi issues, please get in touch with the Ring Support Team for further assistance.
FAQs On How To Change WiFi On Ring Doorbell?
Why is my Ring Doorbell not connecting to Wi-Fi?
Check to see if any other Wi-Fi devices are having trouble connecting to the network. Unplug your router for 30 seconds, then reconnect it. Check to see if your Ring Doorbell reconnects automatically. Turn off the power to your Ring Pro for 30 seconds at the breaker box, then turn it back on.
How do I modify the Wi-Fi settings on my ring floodlight?
Open the Ring app, tap Ring Floodlight, then Device Health, then Change WiFi Network, find your network, enter your password, and exit.
Why Does My Ring keep going offline?
If your Ring Doorbell continues to go offline, it’s usually due to one of four issues: what’s between your camera and router, Wi-Fi connectivity issues, power surges, or a low battery. Other occurrences that can cause connection issues and cause your Ring Doorbell to lose connection are uncommon.
Is Wi-Fi required for Ring Doorbell?
For setup and use, Ring products require an existing home wifi network, a smart device (phone or tablet), and the Ring app, which allows you to control all of your Ring devices. All Ring devices are 2.4 GHz networks compatible. Some Ring devices can connect to 5 GHz networks.