Change Ring Doorbell WiFi Network / Password
Ring Doorbells and security cameras require a WiFi connection to operate. If you change your home WiFi network or password then you need to change the settings in your Ring Device.
This article will explain how to change WiFi on Ring Doorbells and cameras (WiFi network or password) to keep your devices up and running.
How to change the WiFi on a Ring Doorbell or Camera
Ring makes it simple to change the WiFi settings on your camera or doorbell. Just follow the process below.
Steps to Change Your Ring Doorbell WiFi Network
- Go to your Ring App and click on the “hamburger” menu (three lines stacked on top of each other).
- Click on “Devices”
- Select your Ring Doorbell or Camera
- Click on the Gear Icon to Access Device Settings (with camera video display; otherwise skip to next step)
- Click on the “Device Health” Icon
- Scroll to the bottom and click on “Change WiFi Network”.
- Follow the instructions in the Ring app to reset the WiFi network. This will take about a minute or so.
Your device needs to be connected to your current WiFi network to make these changes.
If you are no longer connected to WiFi, then you will need to reset the WiFi on your device in setup mode. Your Ring Doorbell will flash white if it isn’t connected and needs to be reset.
How to Avoid Changing Your Ring Doorbell WiFi Network
Changing the WiFi on your Ring device is simple, but it is a hassle. If possible, you should try to avoid changing your WiFi network SSID or password if it is secure.
New WiFi Router
The most common reason people change their WiFi SSID name or password is that they purchased a new WiFi router or changed the security type from WPA2 to WPS. Make sure your new router supports 2.4 GHz if your doorbell or camera is on the Ring list of products that don’t support 5 GHz.
A simple solution is to use the exact same WiFi name and password when you set up your new router. Keeping your old WiFi name and password will allow all of your devices to maintain their connections to the internet.
Your Ring Doorbell and other Ring devices will connect to your new network automatically. If you change your WiFi name or password, then you need to change the WiFi settings on each of these devices.
Don’t Change from WPA to WPS Security
Do not change the Security Type from WPA2 to WPS when setting up a new router. WPS security type is a poor method of securely connecting WiFi. If you change the security setup then you will have to reset the WiFi on your Ring Video Doorbell.
Use Ring Chime Pro
The Ring Chime Pro is an additional accessory that you can purchase for your Ring doorbell or camera. The Ring Chime Pro extends your current WiFi network to provide a stronger signal to your Ring Doorbell or camera. It can also play a chime when someone rings your doorbell.
The process of connecting the Ring Chime Pro is very simple. All you need to do is plug the device into a power source and then select which devices you want to connect to in the Ring app.
Does Ring work with 5 GHz WiFi networks?
Most Ring devices are designed to work with 2.4 GHz and 5GHz WiFi networks. However, some Ring devices can only connect to a 2.4 GHz network. You can change the network type in your Ring app or device settings menu.
Does Ring work with 2.4 GHz WiFi networks?
All Ring devices are designed to work with 2.4 GHz WiFi networks. If your WiFi network broadcasts in 2.4 GHz then your device will connect automatically.
Do Ring Doorbells and Cameras work without WiFi?
Ring devices require a WiFi connection to work. Ring Doorbells and Security Cameras use the internet to connect with the Ring servers so they can send alerts to your phone when motion is detected.
How do I change my Ring WiFi password?
You can change the WiFi password for a Ring doorbell or camera in the Ring App. To change your password, follow these steps:
Open the Ring app on your phone or tablet. Select “Menu” from the top left corner of the screen and then click on “Devices”. Select a device, such as a doorbell or a camera. Click the three-dot icon to open Device Settings Click Device Health Scroll to the bottom and change Password
Why is the WiFi network not showing up in the Ring app?
If your WiFi network is not showing up in the Ring app, then your WiFi router might be broadcasting in 5 GHz and your Ring device might only connect to 2.4 GHz networks.
Overall, the process to change the WiFi network on your Ring doorbell or camera is simple. If you change your WiFi name, password, SSID, or security type then make sure each Ring device is updated on your account in the app.
However, the simplest solution is to follow the recommendations above and keep your existing WiFi name and password on your new router. This will allow each Ring device to maintain its connection to the internet and avoid many of these steps.
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