Let’s say you’ve just installed a new Honeywell Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, or your old one has lost connectivity to the Wi-Fi network for some reason. And now in this scenario, you’ll want to reconnect your device to the network in order to take advantage of all of the functions available. Usually, most people engage an HVAC specialist to resolve this issue, but in this article, we have supplied some information on how to complete the task yourself without the assistance of an HVAC.
A range of Honeywell thermostats includes WiFi connectivity, which provides users with a whole new level of convenience. The technique for configuring WiFi connectivity varies with every Honeywell Thermostat.
Honeywell makes a number of WiFi thermostats that may be operated remotely using your mobile phone or other internet-connected devices. Setting up and using the WiFi on these machines (like thermostats) might be difficult, especially if things don’t go as planned. If you carefully follow the steps explained below to set up WiFi on your Honeywell thermostat, you’ll be up and enjoying the convenience in no time.
First Troubleshoot the thermostat’s Wi-Fi Connection:
If your thermostat was previously linked to WiFi but has since lost connection, you should undertake some troubleshooting as a first step before examining the thermostat itself. If you can’t get your thermostat to connect to your WiFi network, look into the following possible issues before diving into the thermostat’s settings.
- Problem: Check for power at the thermostat. The C wire, often known as the common wire, is required for all models of Honeywell thermostat that include WiFi.
Solution: If your thermostat isn’t working, it’s most likely a wiring issue, and you should have your HVAC technician look at it.
- Problem: The Honeywell thermostats exclusively use the 2.4GHz WiFi band. The majority of WiFi routers can operate at 2.4GHz, 5.0GHz, or both frequencies.
Solution: To allow a connection for your thermostat, you are required to set your internet router to transmit on the 2.4GHz band.
- Problem: Another problem can be the range of your WiFi. Wireless transmissions have a limited range due to physical barriers that can attenuate the signal and electromagnetic interference, reducing the signal’s range. If your thermostat is towards the edge of the WiFi signal reach or if there is nearby interference, the signal may be lost sporadically.
Solution: Now for this problem, you need to bring the router closer to the thermostat or install a WiFi booster in the area.
- Problem: The router firewall can also be a problem preventing the thermostat from connecting to the internet.
Solution: Check to see if the thermostat can connect through the firewall.
And in the last reset the WiFi router by turning it off and on again. This step can help the router disseminate the signal and receive new connections if it’s having issues. If you’ve done all of these methods and your thermostat still won’t connect to your WiFi network, it’s time to contact a professional now to deal with your thermostat.
For brand new thermostat users trying to access your WIFI connection for the first time, jump ahead to the instructions for connecting your thermostat.
Connecting WiFi in Thermostats from the Honeywell 6000 and 8000 series:
Checking the WiFi feature: The thermostats of the Honeywell 6000 series does not all have WiFi capabilities. You need to check the model number to see if your device has a WiFi feature. All WiFi-enabled model numbers will include the WF symbol at the end of the model number. For example, we have a model number of the RTH6580WF The WF in the last indicates that it has WiFi capability.
WiFi-enabled models in the Honeywell thermostat 6000 series are TH6320WF1 and RTH6850WF. While the models in The Honeywell thermostat 8000 series that are WiFi-enabled are TH8320WF and RTH8580WF.
To configure the WiFi on these thermostats, go to the “WiFi Setup” screen and follow the steps below.
Step-by-step settings for the thermostat of 6000 series:
- For 10 to 15 seconds, press and hold the “Fan” and up arrow buttons.
- Keep pressing “Next” until you see the number 39 on your screen’s left corner.
- Now press the down arrow key and keep pressing it until the number zero appears on the right corner of the screen.
- The next step is to press the “done” key.
- Now on your thermostat’s screen an icon of WIFI settings should be blinking if you have followed each step correctly.
Step-by-step settings for the thermostat of 8000 series:
- Select “System” from the menu.
- After this you are required to locate the second and fourth blank buttons press them and hold them for like 10 to 15 seconds.
- Now by using the up and down arrow keys change the screen’s left side number to 0900.
- Similarly, using the up and down arrow keys change the screen’s right-side number to 0.
- Select “Done” from the drop-down menu.
- On the screen, the blinking “WiFi Setup” should be visible.
This is not done yet for setting up the WiFi connection on these devices, you need a tablet, laptop, or cellphone and after then the process will be completed. You’ll also need your home WiFi network’s password. Once you have all the required things now follow these steps below to set up the WIFI connection.
- Check that the thermostat’s display says “WiFi Setup.”
- Navigate to the list of accessible WiFi Networks on your laptop, tablet, or phone.
- On The list of WIFI connections there should be a connection named NewThermostat_XXXXXX. The numbers in the XXXXXX area will differ from one unit to the next.
- On your device, connect to this network. If you’re asked to select a network type, select “Home Network.”
- Launch a browser on your laptop, tablet, or cellphone once you’ve established a connection with the thermostat. If you are not sent to the thermostat WiFi settings page, type “http://192.168.1.1” into the URL box, and it will reconnect to the page.
- The setup page will display a list of all available networks that can be accessed by your thermostat. From the list, locate and pick your home WiFi network.
- Fill in all relevant details, including the WiFi password, to join the network. When you click the “Connect” button on some models, you will only be asked for the password once.
- Select “Connect” from the drop-down menu.
- Now the thermostat will join your home WiFi connection, and your browser link to the thermostat may be lost as a result. It may take up to three minutes to finish this process.
- The thermostat will display the words “Connection Success” on the screen and now you can see the WiFi icon in the top right corner of your thermostat’s screen.
- The thermostat’s display will go to the home screen after roughly 60 seconds. You will be prompted to “Register at Total Connect” by a message.
- Then, using your laptop or another device, go to www.mytotalconnectcomfort.com and create an account. You will be able to control your thermostat remotely after completing this registration.
Connecting WiFi in Thermostats from the Honeywell 9000 series:
Follow these steps to set up WiFi on your thermostat from Honeywell 9000:
- Select “Menu” from the drop-down menu.
- Select “WiFi Setup” from the drop-down menu.
- The thermostat will search the area for WiFi networks and show a list of them.
- From the list, touch to pick your network.
- A window will appear on the screen for you to type your WiFi password. Enter the password using the on-screen keyboard. When you’ve finished entering the password, click the “Done” button.
- A “Connection Successful” screen will appear on the thermostat.
- Select “Next” from the drop-down menu.
- The Thermostat’s MAC and CRC will now be displayed on the next screen. Keep these numbers in mind since you’ll need them to sign up for the gadget online.
- Go to www.mytotalconnectcomfort.com and set up an account on your laptop or another internet-connected device. You’ll need to register your thermostat using their system. You will be able to access your thermostat remotely via the internet after completing this registration.
Connecting WiFi in Thermostats from the Honeywell T5 and T6 series:
Before beginning the setup on the thermostat, install the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, based on your device. Launch the app and sign up for an account. You’ll need to know the name of your WiFi network as well as the password for it. The steps below will show you how to use the app to configure the thermostats:
- Press the “Start Setup” button on the thermostat’s screen.
- Choose “Yes” if you have to use the application to set up the thermostat.
- On your smartphone, launch the Honeywell Home Application and register into the account you made when you first downloaded the app.
- The app will search for nearby active thermostats and display yours on the “Thermostat found” screen. From the list, pick your thermostat.
- After connecting to the thermostat, the app will lead you through the setup process, which enables you to select the WiFi network from the list enter the password and connect.
Connecting WiFi in Thermostats from the Honeywell T9 and T10 series:
To enable WiFi on a T9 or T10 series thermostat, follow these steps.
- The first step in connecting your Honeywell thermostat from T9 or T10 Series to WiFi is to turn on the thermostat’s WiFi.
- To present the complete display, tap the screen to open up the machine.
- At the screen’s bottom a “Menu” symbol appears. To access the menu, tap this on the screen.
- When the menu appears on the screen, scroll to the bottom and select the “WiFi” option.
- Double-tap the “Enable” option to make sure it’s turned on.
- Close the menu.
You’ll need to know your WiFi password to connect the Honeywell T9 series thermostat to your network. Follow the steps below to connect your T9 series to WiFi.
- To activate the display, touch the screen.
- To access the menu, tap the “Menu” icon.
- Select the “WiFi” option from the menu.
- On the screen, tap the “Choose network” option.
- The device will look for WiFi networks in the area that it can detect. From the drop-down menu, choose your network.
- The screen will ask you to enter the password of your network, which you may accomplish using the touchscreen keyboard.
- After entering the password, the device will be connected to your WIFI network. And now the WiFi Screen will show the network you are connected to.
- Close the menu.
Connecting WiFi in Thermostats from the Honeywell Smart Round series:
Follow these steps to connect your Honeywell Smart Round thermostat to the internet.
- Open the Honeywell Home App and sign in with your account information.
- To introduce a new device, go to the home screen and click the “Plus” icon.
- From the drop-down menu, choose the device you like to add.
- Now on the thermostat’s screen tap the “Go” button.
- On the app’s interface, select “Next.”
- The name of the thermostat will display in the app. Now choose your thermostat’s name and your thermostat will be connected to the app.
- The app will prompt you to connect the thermostat to the same WiFi network as your smartphone. On the app, select “Next.”
- The connection procedure will begin, and the WiFi settings of your thermostat will be linked to the same network.
- Now on the screen’s top right corner press “Done” once the connection has been established.
Connecting WiFi in Thermostats from the Honeywell Lyric Round series:
- Open the Lyric application and open the menu box from the left corner of the screen
- For the model of the thermostat, you’re joining to your home network, choose “Thermostat Name.”
- Click on “Thermostat Configuration,” then “Reset WiFi.”
- For at least 5-seconds, press and hold the “Weather” button on the thermostat.
- Select “OK” after highlighting “WiFi” on the screen.
- Press “OK” after selecting “Setup” on the next screen.
- Press “GO” on the thermostat screen when asked to do so by the Lyric app.
- The Lyric app will take you through the configuration procedure step by step.
Last word: We hope you related to the problems above and by now, have identified how to resolve your connectivity problem at hand. However, if you are still unsure about it, let us know in the comment section below and we will come to your rescue right away.