Kasa Smart Plugs are a great way to add convenience and automation to your home. You can control them with your voice, smartphone, or smart home devices like the Amazon Echo. But before you can start using them, you need to connect them to your home’s wifi network. Here’s how to do it.
10 Best Ways to Connect Kasa Smart Plug to Wifi
1. Connect your Kasa smart plug to your wifi network
To connect your Kasa smart plug to your wifi network, open the Internet Explorer or Safari application and enter the device’s IP (for example) 192.168.1.10 into this address bar.
You can find the IP at the top of your Kasa smart plug’s system panel along with other information, such as a label with its wifi network name, in case you cannot remember it.
2. Scan for available networks
Scroll down the list of wifi networks, and if you have multiple routers, choose the one that is active. If you do not see your router’s name in this list, select ‘Other options’ or ‘Manually connect to a wifi network.’
3. Enter your password and connect to your router’s network
Once you are connected, you will be able to see the network profile information. Depending on your router, the process will vary slightly. You may have to wait for a few seconds or manually connect the Kasa smart plug to your router using a cable if it has one.
4. Change Kasa’s wifi password
You can change it from here if you want. Once you have changed it, you will have to reconnect the plug again to the network. Make sure that your router’s network remains available until Kasa smart plug reconnects.
To do this, make sure that your wifi network is not secured with WPS or a PIN for connection.
Your Kasa smart plug has no internet access and, therefore, cannot update or be updated by itself. To renew its firmware, connect it to a computer or laptop and open the Kasa app from there.
5. Update Kasa’s software from a computer
Connect the plug to your computer using a cable and open the Kasa app. Open the App panel, click on ‘Update,’ and your device will be updated in just a few seconds.
6. Update Kasa’s software from an Android device
The Android version of Kasa’s App does not have this feature yet. To update your device, download the Kasa app from Google Play and open it. Connect your device to an Android device using a cable and open the Kasa app. Click on ‘Update’ in order to load the latest software into your device.
7. Update Kasa’s software from an iPhone or iPad
The iPhone App version of Kasa does not have this feature yet. To update your device, download the ‘Kasa – wifi Smart Plug’ App from iTunes and open it. Connect your device to an iPhone or iPad using a cable and open the Kasa app.
Click on ‘Update’ in order to load the latest software into your device.
8. Update Kasa’s software from an iPod
Connect the device to a computer running Mac OS X 10.9 or later versions, and open the Kasa app from there. Open the App panel, click on Update, and your device will be updated in just a few seconds.
9. Update Kasa’s software from a Windows PC
Connect the plug to a Windows computer using a cable and open the Kasa app. Open the App panel, click on Update, and your device will be updated in just a few seconds.
10. Reset Kasa’s firmware
If you cannot connect to your wireless network or want to reset the settings of your Kasa smart plug, you can do so by pressing the reset button at its back with a pin or paperclip.
You will lose all the settings and progress you have made with it, so make sure that you have taken note of your wifi network password.
4 Tips on How to Troubleshoot Kasa Smart Plug Connectivity Issues
Here are some things that you can do if your Kasa smart plug is not connecting to your wifi network.
1. Be sure to use the right password
You may have entered the wrong network password while trying to connect the plug. Double-check it to make sure it is correct, or try resetting your router and reconnecting the Kasa smart plug again.
2. Give your Kasa smart plug time to connect
Your wifi network may have a lot of other connected devices that could cause interference. It is recommended to connect your Kasa smart plug when your router is least congested, preferably in the morning or late at night when most people are asleep.
3. Check if there are any security issues on your wifi network
Ensure that there are no other devices connected to your router that is not supposed to be. These devices can interfere with the connection process.
For example, if you have a baby monitor or security camera connected to your network, then your device’s connection can be interfered with by the use of such devices.
4. Check your router’s security settings
If you cannot connect the Kasa smart plug to your wifi network, double-check the security settings on your router. Ensure that WPS and PIN are not enabled since they could cause connection problems.
Q: How many smart plugs can I install under my Kasa wifi router?
A: Any combination of up to 8 smart plugs can be attached to your router at once.
Q: How many devices can I use the Kasa App on at once?
A: You may use your own devices so long as they are connected to your home network. The number of devices ultimately depends on how many smart plugs you have, the variety of products that you have connected to it, and the number of devices connected to it.
Q: Can I use my Kasa smart plug without a Kasa wifi router?
A: Your smart plug will not be accessible in your home network unless you connect it to a wifi router. Connect it to a wifi router that is not listed in your Kasa wifi router’s list of available access points.
Q: Can I use my Kasa smart plug outside?
A: Yes, if you connect it to an electrical outlet that is rated for outdoor use. Make sure that your smart plug is protected by a weatherproof cover, or you might end up frying it.
Q: Can I use my Kasa smart plug inside?
A: Yes, if you connect it to an electrical outlet that is rated for indoor use. If you are using it indoors, be sure that the outlet has enough ventilation and is not in a place where it will be exposed to direct sunlight because this may cause it to overheat.
How to Connect Kasa Smart Plug to Wifi – Final Thoughts
Now that you have learned how to connect Kasa smart plug to wifi, you can continue using its app and the additional features it offers. You can also add more smart plugs to your wifi network if you have more than one.
Kasa is also a great way to make use of wireless power distribution in your home.
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