How do I update Wi-Fi on my controller? Wi-Fi Reset

Summary

New Wi-Fi Network or Equipment? If your Wi-Fi network credentials have changed (Name/SSID and/or password), or you set up a new router from the one you had when you first set up your Rachio, we recommend you perform a Wi-Fi Reset. A Wi-Fi Reset will clear the controller's network settings, but not the zone or schedule settings.

Note 

For Wi-Fi Reset steps for the Generation 1, please visit: Updating Your Wi-Fi Network (Generation 1).


Wi-Fi Reset Steps - Rachio 3 

Video Walkthrough

Are you a visual learner? This short video will walk you through each step on how to perform a Wi-Fi reset on your Rachio 3:

  1. Update Wi-Fi in Rachio app 
    From within the Rachio app, navigate to the “More” tab, then select “Controller Settings.” Select “Update Wi-Fi Network” and then follow along with the app’s instructions.

    Note

    In-app instructions will vary slightly for Android users.

  2. Hold down Wi-Fi Button
    Press and hold the Wi-Fi button on the controller until the light bar is fully illuminated. A blue flash will indicate the device has accepted the command.

    Wifi button Rachio 3

    The device will provide the shutdown light codes and then restart. (When the controller is shutting down, the light bar will start out fully illuminated with a white light. The light will then shrink down to the middle of the bar. It will continue to provide this code until the controller reboots).
  3. Connect in the app

    When quadrant one is solid and quadrant 2 is blinking, complete the Wi-Fi update process from within the Rachio app. 
    The Rachio app will let you know once the Wi-Fi update is successful.

    Rachio 3 light code quadrants


Wi-Fi Reset Steps - Generation 2 

Video Walkthrough

  1. Update Wi-Fi in Rachio App 

    From within the Rachio app, navigate to the “More” tab, then select “Controller Settings.” Select “Update Wi-Fi Network” and then follow along with the app’s instructions. Note that instructions will vary slightly for Android users.

  2. Power cycle the controller

    Unplug your Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, Generation 2, then plug it back in. 

  3. Hold DOWN and SELECT

    Press and hold the DOWN ARROW + SELECT BUTTON (see image below for reference) simultaneously until the LED light ring is fully illuminated, then release.

    If Light One turns solid before the light ring begins to fill, you will need to reset again by power cycling and holding the buttons. The light ring will fill once more. After light one is solid and light two is blinking, your controller is ready to connect to a Wi-Fi network. This may take several minutes.
  4. Connect

    Your Rachio will gather information about your network, then list the available Wi-Fi networks. Confirm that you’re connecting to your preferred 2.4 GHz network before joining, then join the selected network. Note that the Generation 2 Rachio is not compatible with 5 G

    The Rachio app will let you know once the Wi-Fi update is successful.
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