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Connecting to Wifi
« on: February 12, 2024, 04:03:02 pm »
Hi All
I have 3 Wifi networks at my place, one of these is close to an Alexa but when I set up on the app it basically connects to whichever wifi the phone is connected to which could mean it is trying to connect to the wrong one in another room.

Is there a way to hardcode it so it only connects to a static access point/network?

Re: Connecting to Wifi
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 06:36:57 pm »
you should be able to select which wifi network to connect to during the setup process.   

Re: Connecting to Wifi
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 10:53:49 am »
The question in this regard is, if the locality of the setup location of the primary "echo" device is in WiFi_1 zone and you take your phone connected to WiFi_2 zone and try to control your "echo", does this lead to complications? There are devices that require the phone to be on the same WiFi net to allow control, not only that but even distinguish between 2.4 vs 5G net frequency. What is the protocol on Alexa devices?

Re: Connecting to Wifi
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2024, 09:17:29 pm »
I can control everything in my Alexa eco system, With my car infotainment system... even when not in the same zip code... I Don't think it matters which device is on what Ghz, or wifi router, as long as the router/access point is permitted access. On the other hand, if you have some Hue bulbs set up as Blue tooth devices, it may not control them the same due to the non/wifi connection. That's a user choice generally. If it requires a bridge for full features, I can almost guarantee it will require the bridge for full access by other devices.

Keep in mind though, I have a 2023 Honda Accord, with Alexa built in. I had to give the car access to my Alexa account, and my Google account for maps and Alexa connectivity. This stuff with me in the car... not sure if my phone has to be with me or not, except for Apple Car Play functions.
2 Echo Dots 2nd gen
2 echo dots gen 3 (no clock) -2 Echo Dot 3rd gen with Clock
1 echo dot Gen 4 with clock
1 Echo Spot
4 10" Fire Tablets
1 15' Echo show
23 Hue Lights 1 Hue bridge - 1 Amazon Smart plug outlet
One Ring Doorbell Pro
4 cell phones with Alexa app installed!
You should see My Apple Device List!

Re: Connecting to Wifi
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2024, 01:03:33 pm »
I am not sure your case with car enabled control has direct baring on the initial question. A fully integrated functional and stabil echo system may not show a dependence of dynamic change in the WiFi network. So let's assume there are multiple independent WiFi systems rather than a true mesh situation. Will the functionally in a large home be effected by the locality within or outside different wifi regions?