In our previous blog, we talked about robot vacuums without WiFi.
Today, let's dig deep into a different perspective – robot vacuum with WiFi.
We will include just everything about WiFi-enabled robot vacuum cleaners and provide step-by-step setup guide as well as FAQs (do share your points in the comment below 😊).
Table of Contents
#1. WiFi Channel Options in WiFi Robot Vacuums
#2. Top 1 WiFi-Connected Smart Robot Vacuum
#3. Connect Robot Vac to WiFi: Step-by-Step Guide
#4. How to Boost the WiFi Signal for Robot Vacuums
#5. FAQs on Wireless Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaners
Robot vacuums with WiFi generally include 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and dual-band types in the market currently.
Robot vacuums with 2.4 GHz WiFi band dominate the market now. 2.4 GHz frequency offers you a wide WiFi coverage and is excellent at penetrating solid objects. However, it may encounter more interference and disturbance since a lot of IoTs also use the 2.4 GHz WiFi band.
5 GHz WiFi robot vacuum cleaners are another popular trend in the recent years. Compared with 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz WiFi will possess a higher data range with negligible interference. However, it has a narrower coverage and is not a successful brand when it comes to penetrating solid objects.
Dual-band wireless robot vacuum cleaners have built-in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands, so that you can select either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz WiFi band based on the current network status. Make sure your WiFi router also supports dual-band WiFi, so you may switch whichever WiFi band that works best.
As the 2.4 GHz WiFi smart robot vacuums are still the No.1 choice, we will shar one of the best picks in the market, helping you auto clean your home and freeing you from messy cleaning chores.
#2. Best WiFi-Connected Smart Robot Vacuum: Lubluelu SG60
Lubluelu SG60, is currently the best gyroscope robot vacuum in the market. It adopts the leading zig-zag cleaning path to cover all floors and carpets.
Once it detects the carpets or rugs, it will automatically increase the suction power to the maximum (up to 2,700 Pa), aiming to suck up the stubborn dirt buried in the carpets.
It has three cleaning modes to suit your every cleaning need, which includes the quiet mode, the standard mode and the powerful mode. You can use the quiet mode or the standard mode for daily cleaning and adjust the smart robot to the powerful mode to clean stubborn dirt.
With the built-in rechargeable battery, this HEPA robot vacuum works up to 130 minutes, able to clean a big house with 120 m2.
This innovative robot comes with 3 powerful sensors – the anti-collision sensors, the anti-fall sensors and the edge-cleaning sensors. So, this smart bot is able to detect any object higher than 3 cm and avoid them, and hold back when it senses the stairs.
Get this robot vacuum for your apartment, home, garage, office or anywhere you need it for hands-free cleaning.
It is just a breeze to connect your robot vacuum to WiFi. I'll take Lubluelu SG60 as an example to show you the step-by-step guide to hook your robot vacuum to WiFi.
Step 1. Take the charging base from the box and insert the power cable to the charging base.
Step 2. Plug the charging station to the nearby outlet.
Step 3. Install the two side brushes to the SG60 robot vacuum.
Step 4. Put the robot vacuum on the charging station and hold the power button for several seconds to turn it on.
You will see the indicator lights blinking and you will hear the verbal prompt "start charging".
Step 5. Connect your smartphone to your home WiFi. Make sure your router supports 2.4 GHz WiFi band since SG60 only works with 2.4 GHz frequency.
Step 6. Download the Smart Life App on your iPhone or Android smartphones.
Step 7. Create an account on the app and log into your account.
Step 8. Click the Add Device button or click the icon on the top right corner to add the robot vacuum.
Step 9. Hold the two buttons (the power button and the recharge button) at the same time for 3 seconds and release the buttons after you have heard the voice prompt "Connecting to the network".
Step 10. Search the device and click the Add button. Select your home WiFi and enter the WiFi password.
After the Internet connection is successful, you can control the robot via your smartphone remotely.
Watch the video below for the detailed setup guide 😊
Why is my robot vacuum not connecting to WiFi?
The biggest issue for a robot vacuum with WiFi is the Internet connection.
You robot vacuum may not be operating correctly due to the WiFi strength. Some robots run at 2.4 GHz WiFi while others operate at 5 GHz WiFi. What's more, you robot vac may be also dropping the signal due to the router placement, dead zones, or obstructions (like walls).
Try the below robot vacuum WiFi troubleshooting to fix the Internet connection issue.
Solution 1. Reboot Your Router and Robot Vacuum
That's the No.1 and easiest solution to fix almost any issue for any device. Restart your router, your robot vac and your phone one by one.
Give each device 30 seconds before restarting to ensure each device has enough time to settle.
Solution 2. Confirm the WiFi Connectivity
If the vacuum cleaner is malfunctioning due to the WiFi signal drop, the indicator lights on the robot vacuum will not be turning on. Please confirm if you have entered the correct WiFi password for your phone and for your robot vacuum. Try starting your phone to see if it helps.
Solution 3. Check Your Robot Vacuum Itself
Perhaps your robot vacuum may be the problem instead of the WiFi connection. So, go give your robot vac a check.
For example, make sure the indicator lights on the robot are turning on properly and the vacuum itself works correctly.
Reboot your robot vacuum if necessary. You can also restart other IoT devices to see if it is the WiFi connection problem or the device problem.
Solution 4. Scan Your Router
Nowadays, many routers are dual-band routers that support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.
However, most robot vacuum cleaners run at 2.4 GHz WiFi. Do confirm if the router emits the same WiFi frequency as your robot vacuum.
Solution 5. Dead Zones and Obstructions
If your robot vacuum is placed in a dead zone or there are obstacles between the robot and the router, your robot may not be connecting to the WiFi.
So, move the robot vacuum close to the router and restart both of the vacuum and router. See if the robot can link to WiFi now.
Don't place the robot vacuum far away from the router. The longer the distance, the weaker the WiFi signal.
Old rules, FAQ time😊 Just leave your questions or answers in the comment below. Your point of view will be featured here!
Here we GO!
1. Do you need WiFi for robot vacuum?
Will robot vacuums work without WiFi?
Can I use a robot vacuum without WiFi?
Does a robot vacuum need WiFi?
Is there a robot vacuum that doesn't need WiFi?
The answer is: YES! Robot vacuums can still work normally even without WiFi access.
When robot vacuums have no WiFi Internet access, they can be operated either by manual operation or the remote control.
This means you can start the robot vacuum by pressing the power button on the device or by pressing buttons on the remote control.
However, you can't control the robot vacuum remotely via your smartphone and cannot use other smart features such as schedule cleaning, etc.
2. Do all robot vacuums need 2.4 GHz WiFi?
Nope, robot vacuums need either 2.4 GHz WiFi or 5 GHz. It depends on which robot vacuum model you have.
Generally speaking, larger homes should have 2.4 GHz robot vacuums as they work better at longer distance.
3. Can robot vacuums get hacked?
For any IoT device, the biggest concern is the privacy.
You may ask:
Is your robot vacuum spying on you?
Can your vacuum be listening?
…. Something like that
Most robot vacuums have no cameras (except those camera-based scanning robot vacuums) and no microphones or speakers. So, your robot vacuums won't spy on you and cannot listen.
For the hacking concern, do go for a robot vacuum with multi-level encryptions. Take Lubluelu SG60 as an example. It uses HTTPS encryption and two-way authentication. Only you with the right account and password can access the robot vacuum, which protects your privacy to the maximum degree.