Ring Bell is a Wi-Fi doorbell that is actually more than a doorbell. Yes, it fills your typical bell shoes but adds an impressive video intercom system that lets you talk with your visitors, from your smartphone or tablet. You can do all this from home, or from anywhere, as long as you are connected to the internet.
The Ring Bel Video Device is packed with useful features, this application is very user friendly, and everything is easily connected to Wi-Fi. Here’s how to change the Wi-Fi network at your doorbell.
First Wi-Fi Connection
The first Wi-Fi experience for your Ring Bel device will actually not be connected to your home network. When you start to set it up, it first enters Settings Mode, asking you to download the application to your smart device to continue. After downloading the application and setting up your account (this shouldn’t take too long, this application only needs the most basic information), the application will be connected to the nearest Ring Bel device.
Wait, how can you connect via Wi-Fi without the device connected to the network? Now, when in Mode Settings, Ring Bell will project a temporary Wi-Fi network on its own. This is used to connect the Ring application to the device.
Now, following the instructions on your smartphone or tablet, I will connect to your home Wi-Fi and configure the settings. After this is done, the projected Wi-Fi network will release the broadcast and the device will be connected to the Wi-Fi of your choice.
Force the Setting Mode
Without entering Setting Mode, your Ring Bell will not be able to connect to your home Wi-Fi network, which will basically make it useless. In some cases, you may have to force the Setup Mode to run.
To do this, remove the face plate from the device, press the black button firmly and release.
It is important for you not to hold it for too long. Now, remove the battery and fully charge it. This may take several hours, so be patient.
Now, start the device and see if it enters Setup Mode. If you fail to do this, you have to do a hard reset. To do this, press the black button and hold it for about 15 seconds (or longer, if necessary). This will have to reboot your Phone Bell and the device will have to enter Setup Mode by itself.
Doorbell Your phone might function properly, but if your Wi-Fi network goes down and you have a backup one, you might want to connect it. Or, you might have changed your router or moved to a new home.
In any case, you must be able to change the Wi-Fi network on your Ring Bell device. Unfortunately, they did not make this very easy. Given the fact that there are no controls that allow you to do this from the device itself, you might have to use the Ring apps.
This is a simple method, but may not work on every device. Simply open the Ring application, navigate to the cam, open Device Health, and tap Change Wi-Fi Network. From the network list, select the one you want to connect to.
Some devices may offer different options, called Reconnect to Wi-Fi. After selecting this option, this process will require you to “Press the orange button”, which means removing the buzzer hook from your wall.
If you don’t really like having to let go of everything to get to the orange button, there is a simpler, if not more basic, solution. Change your SSID name to match the exact name of the old router or non-functioning network. This might not be the most sophisticated solution, but at least it finishes the job.
There are a number of things that you can check to get to the bottom of the problem. First of all, try restarting your router. Turn it off, unplug all cables, wait a few minutes for it to cool, and connect it again. Your router might work, but it’s too hot, which can slow it down.
Furthermore, Ring only works with existing networks at 2.4Ghz. Most Wi-Fi networks use 2.4Ghz, but you still have to check it. If your Wi-Fi network is an exception, you must get another router and change your provider.
If your network operates at 2.4Ghz, check your Wi-Fi channel. For some reason, Ring products don’t work on channels 11-12, so your Wi-Fi network must be set to channels 1-11.
You can check the connection speed on your Ringing doorbell for further troubleshooting. If your video quality is poor or you can’t connect, this is probably one of the first things you should do. Just visit the speed test website and, with your cell phone in range, click ‘Start’.
If there is no solution to this problem that helps, don’t hesitate to contact Ring technical support. Most likely, the problem is with the product itself, so get a refund or a new Ring Bel device.
Change Wi-Fi Networks
Although changing the Wi-Fi network on the Ring device doesn’t need to be complicated, their product really functions like a charm, beyond potential connectivity issues. Most likely, you won’t experience any Wi-Fi problems, and the device will connect smoothly to your home network in a minute.
Have you ever experienced problems with Ring devices related to network connectivity? Did this tutorial help you solve your problem? Do you have to contact Ring support? Share your thoughts and feel free to tell the community how you solved your problem. Just press the comment section below.