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What is HotSpot Mode?

Hotspot Mode is a simple remote access mode to your controller with the Rain Bird mobile app. To use this product in Hotspot Mode without programming the LNK WiFi Module to a local WiFi network, complete the following steps:


Press the button on the LNK WiFi Module and observe the LED flashing pattern alternating between Red and Green


Open your mobile device’s WiFi connection menu and connect to the Rain Bird network.

If you do not see the Rain Bird Network on your mobile device:

  1. Confirm the WiFi module is blinked red and green.
  2. Make sure you are within range of the WiFi network. If you can see the controller you should be within range.
  3. Wait up to 30 seconds to see if the WiFi network list refreshes.
  4. Turn WiFi off and back on to see the full list of WiFi networks.

Open the Rain Bird mobile app and connect to your controller by pressing on the image of the controller or the pencil icon.

Note: HotSpot mode has a default 20 minute timeout unless it is extended to a longer time in the settings of the app. This is to ensure the controller is not broadcasting a WiFi signal longer than intended.

It is also possible to enable “Permanent HotSpot” mode. In order to do so please refer to this article:

Permanent Hot Spot Mode

If you have not setup the Rain Bird WiFi controller, please refer to the article below or the Quick Start Guide included with the product.

Rain Bird LNK Wifi Module: Installation, Setup, and Connection

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