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How to add additional Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi hubs

After you've added your Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi Hub to SmartThings, it's time to connect your additional sub hub(s) to extend the range of your Wi-Fi network and your ZigBee and Z-Wave mesh networks.

Connecting the sub hub will automatically extend your Wi-Fi network and ZigBee and Z-Wave mesh networks. This means that your sub hub(s) will work as repeaters for your ZigBee and Z-Wave networks. To learn more about repeaters, check out our guide to wireless range and repeaters.

 

Add additional sub hubs to build a mesh network

After adding your Samsung Connect Home, you can easily add another Wi-Fi Hub at a later time. You can add up to four additional sub hubs.

First, plug in your additional Wi-Fi Hub with the power cable only (no Ethernet cable). Make sure to pick a strategic point in your home, generally in an open area within 40 feet of the first Wi-Fi Hub so that your Wi-Fi Hubs are spread out enough to extend your Wi-Fi range, but not so far that they can’t talk to each other. You should consider the placement of any existing ZigBee and Z-Wave devices, as well.

Then, in the SmartThings app:

  • Android mobile
  • iOS mobile
  1. From the Dashboard, tap Add device
  2. Wait a moment for SmartThings to discover the Wi-Fi Hub on your network
  3. Select the Wi-Fi Hub when it appears under Available Devices
  4. Wait a moment for SmartThings to prepare and connect your Wi-Fi Hub to the existing network
  5. When the Wi-Fi Hub setup is complete, tap Done OR tap Check Now to confirm your Wi-Fi Hubs are routing properly and tap Done when the signal strength has been verified
  1. From the Dashboard, tap Add device
  2. Tap Wi-Fi Hub
  3. Tap Extend Wi-Fi Hub
  4. Tap Next
  5. Plug in the Wi-Fi Hub's power cord, then tap Next
  6. Wait a moment for SmartThings to prepare and connect your Wi-Fi Hub to the existing network
  7. When the Wi-Fi Hub setup is complete, tap Done OR tap Check Now to confirm your Wi-Fi Hubs are routing properly and tap Done when the signal strength has been verified

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