Home Connect is not only intuitive and easy to use, it can also be set up in a few steps. Learn how to install Home Connect appliances and link them to the app.
Home Connect: in a few steps to a connected household
Home Connect setup and pairing with your smartphone
Register and create your user account/accounts
You need an account to be able to use Home Connect and thus remotely control and thus remotely manage your home appliances via the app.
This is how you register and create your account: download the Home Connect app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your smartphone or tablet PC and install it. Open the Home Connect app and let it connect to the WLAN network that is within range for your Home Connect applieance. Enter your first and last name, your email address (user ID) and any other details if necessary. Enter a password of your choice and confirm it.
You will receive the confirmation of your registration, including a confirmation link, by email. Confirm your registration by clicking on the confirmation link, within 10 days.
Local WLAN requirements and router settings
Home Connect usually works with the standard WLAN settings of commercially available routers. In some cases specific settings need to be changes manually. If necessary, please check the following settings on your router. You can find details of the configuration settings in the user manual of your router.
- If you are unsure how to configure your router, use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on your router for easier installation. WPS automatically configures WLAN security for Wi-Fi Protected Setup-enabled network devices.
If necessary, for instance during manual setup, please heed the following tips and settings:
- Encrypt your WLAN, preferably opting for the WPA2 or at least WPA security level. Open networks are not suitable for the use of Home Connect.
- Home Connect works with the following network modes: IEEE 802.11 b, g and n. Please ensure that your router is set accordingly. Home appliances are only compatible with a 2.4 GHz band. When you connect an appliance, please set your network accordingly.
- Home Connect does not work with WLAN networks that require browser registration, i.e. entry of the user name and password via the web browser.
- You should have a stable WLAN network with good reception and Internet access.
- Switch off the “MAC Filter” on the router to prevent the MAC addresses of your home appliances and communication-enabled devices being saved.
- The use of proxies is not recommended.
- Ports 443, 8080 and 123 must be open.
- The multicast routing option must be enabled on the router to set up a link to the Home Connect appliances.
Integrating the home appliance into your home network WLAN
There are two ways of integrating home appliances into the home WLAN: automatic and manual network login. If your home network router has a WPS function you can automatically log in the home appliance into the network. If your router does not have a WPS function or if you unsure of this, simply log your home appliances into your home network manually.
How to integrate a home appliance into the home network:
Your home appliance’s Home Connect assistant display shows you how to connect the appliance to your home network. You can also find details of the required steps in the leaflet included in the delivery of your new home appliance.
Automatic network login:
The Home Connect assistant tries at this point to automatically log in your home appliance via your router’s WPS function (refer to your Internet router user manual for information about WPS). If automatic login is activated you need to confirm connection by holding down your router’s WPS button for two minutes. As soon as the home appliance is linked to your home network a message on appliance display confirms this.
Manual network login:
You can also manually activate and perform network login. To do so, you have to select the “connect manually” option in your home appliance Home Connect assistant. The home appliance sets up its own WLAN network which you can access via your smartphone or tablet PC. Now open the WLAN settings on your mobile phone and connect it to the available Home Connect WLAN of your home appliance (password: Home Connect). The home appliance is now displayed in the Home Connect app on your smartphone or tablet PC and you can transfer the login data of your home network (WLAN) to it and thus integrate the home appliance into your home network.
Pair the home appliance with the Home Connect app
You not only have to link the appliance to your WLAN, but also pair it with the Home Connect app to give your app access to your home appliances.
How to pair a home appliance with the app:
If the relevant home appliance is logged into your home network, you need only connect it to your Home Connect account. Launch the Home Connect app on your mobile device and log in. Then activate the “Pair with app” function on your home appliance. As this step may vary for different home appliances, please refer to the enclosed leaflet (supplied with your home appliance). The app automatically recognises your home appliance. Please select “Add appliance” to complete the installation process.
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