SmartThings Support

How to set up SmartThings Wifi

Installing SmartThings Wifi provides you a mesh Wi-Fi network with extended range and allows you to connect and control SmartThings products and the many third-party partners that Work with SmartThings.

SmartThings Wifi comes with a built-in Plume® integration for an even smarter network. To learn more about Plume, click here.

You can add additional SmartThings Wifi "sub" Hubs extend your Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and Z-Wave networks To learn more about repeaters for smart home, check out SmartThings guide to wireless range and repeaters.



Getting started

To get started, download the SmartThings app for Android or iOS.

Note: The SmartThings app is preloaded on certain devices, and is available for download on Android and iOS phones and tablets.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can sign up for a Samsung account or sign in to an existing Samsung account.


Set up SmartThings Wifi

  1. On the mobile device, open the SmartThings app. Select the Plus (+) icon and touch Device

    When you first open the app, a popup may appear prompting you to add your Wi-Fi Hub–just touch ADD NOW and skip the next two steps.
  2. Wait a moment for SmartThings to discover the Wi-Fi Hub, then select it when it appears under AVAILABLE DEVICES.
  3. If the device doesn't appear, select SmartThings Wifi under the Wi-Fi/Hub category within Samsung.
  4. Touch Start
  5. Choose a Location for the device
  6. Choose a Room for the device and touch Next
  7. Connect the Wi-Fi Hub to your modem with an Ethernet cable, and then touch NEXT.
  8. Connect the power cable, and then touch NEXT. The LED on the front will flash red and green when the Hub is ready to connect.
  9. After the Wi-Fi Hub registers to your Samsung account, enter a network name and password, and then touch NEXT.
    Note: To connect supported Works With SmartThings devices to the Wi-Fi Hub, do not uncheck Set up SmartThings Hub.
  10. Wait a moment while your Wi-Fi network is created and the SmartThings Hub is set up.
  11. When prompted, select a name for your Wi-Fi Hub or touch Custom to create your own.
    Note: This name is how the Wi-Fi Hub will appear in the SmartThings app. This is independent of the network name that you configured earlier.
  12. When the Wi-Fi Hub setup is complete, touch Done.
    Note: If you have another SmartThings Wifi, touch Add another Wi-Fi Hub and follow the in-app instructions to create a Wi-Fi mesh network.