Connecting to hidden wifi network


#1

Hello! I am interested in Rachio and wondered if it is able to connect to a hidden wifi network, that is, one that does not transmit its SSID. Thanks for any help.


#2

Hi @Afreemanmd, thanks for reaching out!

The Iro requires a SSID and password to pair with your WiFi. For details, please reference our technical specs and/or our Connecting to WiFi tips.

Let us know if you have any other questions we can help with.

Best, Emil


#3

just broadcast your ssid.

you are not providing any extra security to your system by keeping it hidden.

as soon as anything on your wireless network talks, it is not longer hidden.

not to mention, a neighbor might end up using the same channel that your network is on because the wap they setup couldnt see your network at that moment in time (i know some can reconfigure on the fly, but that is not as common yet).


#4

Hi @Afreemanmd, good evening. Just wanted to follow up with you. Are you still interested in getting an Iro?

Best, Emil