How To Fix Kasa Smart Switch Not Connecting To Wifi?

Kasa Smart Switches allow you to control lights and other fixtures remotely from a single tap on your smartphone, so you do not need to get up and search for the wall switch.

These switches offer features such as schedule, timer, and group control. They can also help you save energy by adjusting settings in a way that minimizes electricity use.

Sometimes Kasa switches experience issues that cause them to lose internet connection, which can be a problem as many of the features of this device depend on the presence of an internet connection.

Our role in this article is to show you how and what to do to reconnect your Kasa switches to Wifi, so keep reading to get the answers.

How Do I Reconnect My Kasa Smart Switch To Wifi?

There are many reasons that can lead your Kasa Switch to lose connection with your home Wifi including the distance which impacts Wifi signals, it may also come from frequency interference or an issue with your router.

Don’t worry, in the following sections, we will see all the solutions that can fix this problem and allow the Switch to connect properly.

One: Connect to a 2.4 GHz channel.

Like many smart home devices, the Kasa switch is designed to operate on the 2.4 GHz frequency channel, so if you have a dual-band router, which almost all modern routers do, be sure to turn off the 5GHz when connecting the switch and then check your device if it is back to work.

Two: Reboot your modem and router.

Sometimes your Kasa switch loses internet connection due to issues coming from your router or modem, we recommend that you restart them and then check if your device is connected again.

A restart of the router and modem can fix some internet connectivity issues, including no internet connectivity to slow wireless connections, and allow them to re-establish a connection to your ISP.

  1. Power down and unplug the modem and the router.
  2. Allow it to sit for 1 minute unplugged.
  3. Plug in and turn on the modem and router, and allow them to completely boot up until the front panel connection lights on the modem show a steady connection.

Three: Move devices that can lead to interference.

As we mentioned earlier, the Kasa switch works on the 2.4 GHz frequency and the advantage of this channel is that it has a farther range and can penetrate solid objects better.

But the disadvantage of this frequency is that it is more vulnerable to interference because many other devices use the same band, including security cameras and doorbells, door locks, microwave ovens, wireless Wi-Fi speakers, etc.

So the solution here is to not put so many gadgets that work on the same channel next to your Kasa Switch and turn them off when not in use.

Four: Add an Extender or set up a mesh network.

There are many reasons that cause your WiFi signals to weaken, including the long distance between your switch and router, physical interference such as thick walls, floors, or other devices, or too many people or devices connected to the same network.

The first solution I offer to this problem is to find the best location for your router in your home to allow it to broadcast its signals to all of your gadgets

The second method is to add a Wifi range extender, to extend the signals to all areas of your house, this will lead to an increase in the speed of each device and improve Wifi performance.

The last method I recommend is intended for larger homes and it is to install a mesh network, which is a group of devices that act as a single Wifi network, so there are multiple sources of Wi-Fi around your home instead of just one single router.

Five: Update the Kasa switch firmware.

The firmware is responsible for providing basic machine instructions that allow the Kasa switch to operate and communicate with other software running on the device.

The manufacturer regularly releases firmware updates to optimize the performance of the Switch and fix the bugs that lead the device to issues including connectivity issues.

So, when you notice your Kasa Switch not connecting to Wifi, go and check if your firmware is updated as this may be the root cause of your problem.

Six: Reset your router and modem.

If all the previous solutions did not solve your problem, reset your router and modem, as this process will help them fix Internet connection problems, improve slow connections, and fix wireless problems.

Here’s how to reset a router:

  1. Ensure that your router is on.
  2. Use a needle to hold down the reset button for 30 seconds.
  3. Release the button and wait for the router to power back on.

And here’s how to reset a modem:

  1. Turn on the modem.
  2. Press and hold the reset button with a paperclip or a needle.
  3. Release the button when the modem lights start to flicker.
  4. Wait for the internet light to turn green.

Seven: Turn your phone Wifi On.

If you are controlling the Kasa switch remotely from your smartphone and you notice that it does not respond to your commands, go and check if the Wifi function of the mobile is activated because you cannot control the switch from the app without the presence of Wifi.

Final Thoughts.

Finally, let me tell you that connectivity issues can occur with all kinds of devices not just your Kasa Smart Switch and it can happen many times so I recommend you to come back to this article whenever this problem appears.

Adam B