The Ring App Told Me I Entered the Wrong Password

If the Ring app is telling you that you entered the wrong password, but you're pretty sure that you entered the right one, don't worry, an incorrectly entered wifi password is the most common cause of a failed setup.

Three things to remember when entering your wifi password:

  • Wifi passwords are case sensitive. Be sure you're using the correct capital letters in the correct places when you enter your password.
  • If you haven't changed your wifi password when since your router was installed, you can often find your default password on a sticker on the underside of your router.
  • You can verify that you are using the correct password by connecting other devices to your wifi network using the same password.

Also ensure that you are connecting to the correct network if you have more than one or if you have a wifi extender in your home.

Don't know your wifi password?

Click here for an article on how to find your wifi password if you're not sure what it is.

Special Characters in your wifi password

If your wifi password contains any special non alpha-numeric characters (such as *,@,$, or #), these can occasionally cause issues during the initial installation of your device.

To get around this issue you can try: 

  • Temporarily changing the wifi password on your router
  • Creating a temporary guest network for setting up your Ring device
  • Setting up your Ring device on someone else's wifi network

After setting your Ring device up successfully, it will update its firmware (internal software), and special characters will no longer be an issue. You can then restore your previous router password, or remove the guest network, and set your Ring device up again with as many special characters as you'd like in your wifi password.

Note that if you change the password on your router after setting up your Ring Doorbell, you will need to reconnect it to tell it your new wifi password. To do so, navigate to Device Health, and select Change wifi Network.

Still having trouble?

If you're entering the correct password, and still having trouble, click here for information on other possible causes of in-app setup issues


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