Yes – You can boost the signal of the LNK WiFi Module’s Hotspot to extend its range using a commercially available WiFi signal boosters that operates on 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz signals. Simply configure your WiFi signal booster to connect to the Rain Bird wireless network while the LNK is in AP Hotspot mode as an unsecured […]
This can be caused by several factors: The controller is not connected to an Internet connection properly within your home WiFi network The controller is unable to establish a connection with the Rain Bird server Your mobile device’s controller password does not match the controller (password reset required).
Yes, most phone WiFi hotspot features can be used as the local WiFi signal to connect your LNK WiFi to the internet. Be advise that if you use your phone as your WiFi router, you will not be able to access your controller remotely, and your carrier’s normal data charges will apply.
Obstacles between the controller and the wifi router or booster can significantly degrade wifi signals, especially when installed outside the home. Things a WiFi signal will not pass through well include: cinderblock walls, sheet metal walls, cars, brick, etc. In these cases, it is recommended to use a wifi booster between the wifi router and […]
If you are able to connect to your LNK WiFi, but it occasionally loses its connection, this is likely a result of a weak WiFi signal. Check the RSSI value in the App. If it is in the range of -70 to -90, we recommend moving your wireless router closer to your irrigation controller, using […]
We recommend moving your wireless router closer to your irrigation controller, using a WiFi range extender, or adding another access point.
If you perform a simple router upgrade or change your Internet Service Provider, you may need to re-connect your Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module. (See “Change Router” or “Change Internet Service Provider”)
This can be caused by one of several reasons: The LNK WiFi Module is not connected to an Internet connection properly within your home WiFi network, or The LNK WiFi Module is unable to establish a connection with the Rain Bird server, or The mobile device’s Rain Bird App and your controller’s passcode do not match.
Some homes, especially those with exterior brick walls, have very poor WiFi signal outside the home. Try moving the router and the timer closer together, or add a wireless signal repeater (also known as a booster or range extender).
This is most likely due to the controller being on the far range of the WiFi signal broadcasted by your home’s WiFi router. The best way to check this is to open the Rain Bird mobile app when it is connected and select the controller from the list of available controllers. Once you are inside […]