In an age where industrialization is at an all-time high, pure air has become a luxury. The Dyson Air Purifier is one of the solutions that city residents have decided on. As a smart device, this air purifier can be controlled remotely, but how do you go about it?
To connect your Dyson Air Purifier to WiFi, you must download the Dyson Link app. After which, you are to open the mobile app and make your air purifier discoverable. When you do this, you will see your Dyson’s WiFi address on your screen, and you can connect it.
If this summary is not enough for you, I invite you to read this article. Here you’ll learn more about your Dyson while I go in-depth into connecting it to your WiFi.
What Is The Dyson Air Purifier
This is one of the many air purifiers out there, desired for its air-cleaning setup. Unlike your usually bulky air purifiers, the Dyson Air Purifier maintains a compact size. This, in turn, has piqued the interest of many homeowners.
Paired with a 2-year part and labor warranty, this air purifier reeks of a manufacturer’s confidence. Nevertheless, one of its most admirable features is as a result of its air-cleaning properties.
While your generic air purifier takes care of dust, smoke, and pollen particles, this one goes beyond that. The Dyson also offers heating features, formaldehyde removal, and humidifying properties, making it super-efficient.
The second desired property of this air purifier is its smart nature. Most Dyson Air Purifiers are paired with the Dyson Link app and are available for Android and iOS devices. With this app, a Dyson air purifier owner can do more than just powering on/powering off their device.
The Dyson Link app makes a plethora of things possible, some of which include:
- Controlling the humidity setting of your Dyson Air Purifier.
- Viewing all temperature data regarding the air purifier and controlling the temperature data.
- Tracking the quality of indoor air in a room.
- Tracking the quality of the outdoor air in an area.
- Checking the quality of the air purifier’s filter. This can help the owner determine when their Dyson’s filter might need a replacement.
You could argue that the manufacturer’s recommended 12 months before replacement, but reality takes precedence. Sometimes, the environment matters since some filters might get worn down fast due to their environment.
Why Is My Dyson Not Connecting To WiFi?
Most Dyson Air Purifiers are designed without an LCD; thus, users are forced to pair their smartphones to them. The absence of many physical controls on the air purifier reinforces this condition. Therefore, pairing their air purifier to their phone is the first action of each new owner.
However, there are times when such actions prove abortive. Have you tried to connect your Dyson to your WiFi network only to get a connection error?
You don’t need to return your air purifier since it isn’t broken. However, your Dyson might not be able to connect to your mobile device due to a few reasons that may include:
Your Dyson Air Purifier Is Too Far From Your Smartphone Or Your WiFi Router
Individuals who keep their WiFi router far from their Dyson might experience this issue. However, those that use their smartphone to control their air purifier from a distance are not left out either.
As such, the best solution would be to shift the air purifier closer to the WiFi router and try again. In contrast, individuals who use their smartphones to control their Dyson directly are advised to step closer when doing so.
A Thick Physical Obstruction Between The Dyson And The Controller
Ever noticed that when you try to access your WiFi router from a few rooms away, the signal drops considerably? Well, that’s not just unique to your smartphone; all WiFi devices work the same way.
Regardless of its nature as an invisible, intangible electromagnetic wave, a WiFi signal experiences attenuation as well. This means physical obstructions and considerable distances between two WiFi devices lead to a signal drop.
Accordingly, these devices work best when there are no physical obstructions between them and when they are nearby. Of course, I don’t mean that smartphone users have to be glued to their air purifiers. Instead, they can come closer or make sure they can see their air purifier when they desire to control it.
You Might Have A 5 GHz WiFi
These days, most of the new smartphones are designed with the 5 GHz network standard. However, a few years back, the 2.4 GHz network standard was the norm, and it’s still the same for most smart devices. As such, the Dyson comes with a 2.4 GHz WiFi network.
So, if your Dyson Air Purifier doesn’t connect to your smartphone’s or router’s Wi-Fi, this might be the case. Are you wondering if your smartphone or router possesses a 5 GHz network? Well, you can find out.
Ensure That Your Wifi Router Is On WPA And WPA2 Security Protocol
WiFi routers that aren’t on a WPA (WiFi Protected Access) or WPA2 security protocol won’t connect to a Dayson. So, check your WiFi settings to ensure it isn’t on different encryption.
Your WiFi Router Might Need Rebooting
Like all smart devices, a little reboot is always needed after a while. So, if you are finding it difficult to connect your Dyson to your WiFi router, reboot the router.
How To Determine The Compatibility Of Your Smartphone Or Router
Instead of going for a Google search, you can navigate through a few settings to get your answer.
For Smartphone Users
This category contains the steps for both Android and iOS users to determine the network compatibility of their devices.
For Android Users
- Drag down the notifications panel of your smartphone.
- Hold down the WiFi icon until it takes you to the WiFi setting of your phone.
- Tap on the gear icon on the screen, a property icon, or advanced settings.
- The ‘frequency setting’ on this page would show you the network specification of your device.
- Some Android phones even have the option of switching between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
For iOS Users
- Open the settings of your iOS device.
- Click on the WiFi settings.
- Search for your device’s SSID (Service Set Identifier) on this page.
- If it is denoted with a 2G end notation, it has a 2.4 GHz WiFi network. So a 2G end notation is something like this: ‘HOME-6463-2.4.’
- If it is denoted with a 5G end notation, it has a 5 GHz WiFi network. So a 5G end notation is something like this: ‘HOME-6463-5.’
For Router Owners
To see the compatibility of your WiFi router with your Dyson, you would have to connect it to your smartphone. After which, you can click on the WiFi network, which would show you the basic information of that network. A part of which would be the frequency of the network, and that is either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
Of course, if you have done all these and still didn’t find anything, you could visit Google. A Google search on your device’s specifications would provide you with the information you need.
Where is the WiFi Password on a Dyson?
You must have probably been setting up your Dayson Air Purifier when it requested a password, right? Well, you don’t have to worry; all Dayson purifiers have their passwords placed somewhere on their person.
To locate the password for your purifier, you need to check its instruction manual. When you do this, you should be able to find the WiFi address and the serial number of your air purifier.
How Do I connect my Dyson Air Purifier to WiFi?
As mentioned earlier, this is the first step to owning a Dyson Air Purifier. So, don’t worry; the explanation will be explicit this time.
- Download the Dyson Link app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
- Launch the app on your mobile device, after which you select your country.
- Open an account following the prompt and fill in the required details.
- If you purchased your air purifier from the Dyson website, you could sign in using your account details. The account details required here are those you used to purchase that air purifier.
- When you are done, you will be led to connect to any available Wi-Fi network.
- This part would require you to place the Dyson air purifier nearby.
- Press the ON/OFF button on your air purifier and hold it for 5 seconds.
- When you do this, the Wi-Fi light on the air purifier will flash a green color.
- You can then go back to your Dayson Link app and connect the app to your air purifier’s WiFi network. Again, it’s easy to find as it usually begins with ‘Dayson’.
- The Dyson Link app will take you to an ownership page as soon as the connection is successful.
- On this page, you would be required to register the air purifier and input its purchase date.
- You can also personalize your air purifier by giving it a name on this page.