Knowledge Center WiFi Connection

Can my phone access the controller if there is no internet in my wireless network?

Yes.  This system does not require the Internet to allow the mobile app to talk to the controller, if the controller and smart device running the Rain Bird App are on the same local WiFi network.  However, there are certain features (such as automatic daily seasonal adjust and notifications that originate from the Rain Bird […]

What can I do if I can’t see the LNK WiFi Module’s wireless network?

First, ensure you are well within range of the controller itself.  If you are standing next to the controller and still do not see the LNK WiFi Module’s wireless network, ensure the LNK WiFi Module’s status indicator is alternating between Red and Green.  If it is not, press the button on the LNK WiFi Module […]

What is the range of the LNK WiFi Module’s wireless signal?

The following table lists the typical expected operating range, which is dependent upon the connection mode: Mode Indoor (feet) 802.11b 115 802.11g 125 802.11n 230 **WiFi range can be affected by materials in the range path, in particular dense materials.

Can I use a guest (unsecured) WiFi network to operate this product?

You are able to use any of the WiFi network connections, guest or otherwise, so long as they are Internet connected and are 2.4 GHz WiFi networks. The Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module will not connect to 5 GHz WiFi networks. *Internet Connectivity is required for Rain Bird to provide firmware updates to your Rain […]

If I do not have a 2.4 GHz network available, what do I do?

The industry standard for the majority of WiFi router manufacturers maintain the capability to connect to a 2.4 GHz network directly upon powering up the router. If the router has both 2.4 and 5 GHz capability, then this will be viewable for the majority of routers in the WiFi network (SSID) name. The suffix of […]