Thanks for purchasing Nokia WiFi! Here’s how to get started so you’ll love it as much as we do.
Make sure you have the following:
- Access to an existing wireless network through an internet-connected modem or router
- Your Nokia Beacon with its power and Ethernet cables
- A smartphone running the Nokia WiFi app connected to your existing wireless network
Important: If you have an existing router or modem/router combo you will need to disconnect your existing router (or turn of the router function on your modem/router combo) to avoid issues with 'double-NAT'.
The Nokia WiFi app
Launch the Nokia WiFi app and tap Get Started
Agree to Terms of Service and Privacy
Select the device that is to be used as the root device.
Scan the QR code
- The app will ask you to scan the QR code on the bottom of your Beacon using your phone's camera;
- Give the app access to take pictures/record video; tap Allow
- This opens the camera app and a frame, and you see the message Position QR code in this frame
- Point your smartphone at the code and hold it steady
- A scanning line will move vertically across the code
- When the code is successfully scanned the rectangle will flash green
If you don’t want to give permission to use your camera, you can enter the information from the sticker on the Beacon manually. To do this tap Enter Manually.
Connect your Beacon
For step-by-step instructions for setting up your Beacons, tap Next.
If you’ve already set up your Beacons and your Wi-Fi is working tap I've already installed my Beacons to set up your account
- Connect your Beacon to a power outlet
- Ensure your modem or router is also switched on
- If you have wired client devices, you can connect them to the Beacon's LAN ports
Restart your modem
- Restart your modem
Power on your Beacon
- On the Beacon's back panel, press the Power button
Looking for your Beacon
- Your Beacon will finish setting up your network
- Wait a couple of minutes
Create an account
- Some instances of Nokia WiFi do not include account setup. (this varies bases on your internet provider)
- In these cases, to sign into the mobile app the credentials on the bottom of the root Beacon should be used.
- We do not support multiple networks per account at the moment (you must set up a new account with a unique email address if you are managing more than one network).
Limitations on input fields
- Only UTF-8 Character set is allowed
- Symbols, special charters , combined markup charters are not allowed
- Length of 3 to 64
- Should Start with any valid letters
- The first and last characters cannot be spaces
- It must follow standard email address conventions: @ occurs after 1 or more characters; a period (.) occurs after 1 or more characters after @
- Must be 8 to 24 characters in length
- Must include at least one special characters (can include ! # + , - . / : = @ _)
- Must include at least one number
- First character cannot be a special character
- The same character cannot occur consecutively 8 times
- Check your email and click the link to verify the account
Personalize your network
Change device name
You can change the device name to something easily recognizable. You can do this during setup or later in Account Settings.
Edit Wi-Fi Name and Password
- If you want a custom name for your Nokia WiFi network you can change the name now or later on in Account Settings. The default value is displayed; for example NOKIA-1234.
- Tap the pencil icon to change the name
- Using 1–32 alphanumeric or special characters—the first and last characters cannot be spaces—enter your network's name;
Edit Wi-Fi password
- You can change your password now or later on in Account Settings. The default value is shown
- Tap the pencil icon to make changes
- Use 8–63 alphanumeric or special characters—the first and last characters cannot be spaces
If you make changes to your Wi-Fi name or password the system will reboot before the changes take effect.
After you’ve completed the setup you will see the devices view and be able use the app to manage your network.