Roomba is connecting to wifi stuck

iRobot offers different models of Roomba vacuums, but the models with Wi-Fi connectivity are definitely the most convenient ones. You will be able to control your Roomba vacuums and schedule the cleaning sessions from your phone through the iRobot app. You can connect your Roomba to Amazon Alexa and Google assistant. Though not all the Roomba can be connected to Wi-Fi. There are only some specific Wi-Fi enabled Roomba models available in the market. 

Connecting your Roomba to Wi-Fi can be a little tricky for some users. If you are facing ‘Roomba is connecting to wifi stuck’ issue, we can help you fix it. In this how to connect Roomba to wifi guide, you can learn about steps to connecting the Wi-Fi enabled Roomba and to control it from anywhere. We are also going to provide some steps to troubleshoot Roomba not connecting to wifi issues.

How to connect Roomba to wifi?

Here are some simple steps to connect Roomba to Wi-Fi. Go through them carefully.

  1. To get started, download the iRobot app that is available for both Android and iOS users. 
  2. Open the app. If you are using it for the first time, you need to select your country and location.
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions.
  4. Next, you’ll either need to create an account or log into your existing account.
  5. On the next screen, you will need to select your device. If it’s a vacuum cleaner model; select Roomba. Or, if it’s a mop, select Braava jet.
  6. You need to select your Roomba docket station. Make sure your Roomba is fully charged.
  7. The app will connect the Roomba to the Wi-Fi network that your phone is connected to. If you want to change the Wi-Fi network, tap Continue and on the next screen, enter the Wi-Fi network password.
  8. Click ‘Continue’
  9. On your Roomba, press and hold the home and target buttons until the devices make a tone. 
  10. Go back to your app, if you see a message stating connection successful, you are good to go.
  11. You can use the app from anywhere to check on the vacuum cleaner and use it. You can change the settings or schedule the cleaning sessions from anywhere. 

Roomba is connecting to wifi stuck issue.. troubleshooting tips

One of the biggest problems that you can face is your Roomba not connecting to wifi. If you cannot connect Roomba to wifi, here are some troubleshooting tips that you can use.

  • Make sure that your Wi-Fi is working properly

Take a smart device to the location of the home base. Now, try using the internet. If it’s not working, then there is some issue with your Wi-Fi network.

  • Cross-check the device is powered on

Make sure your Roomba is sitting on the home base and the home base is powered on. Also, make sure the lights are working. If not, press the ‘clean’ button and try connecting again.

  • Move home base closer to the router

If your Roomba not connecting to wifi, you can bring the home base closer to the router. The less the distance between the router and home base, the stronger will be Wi-Fi signal.

  • Home Network working on 2.4Ghz

Roomba vacuum cleaner do not work on 5Ghz networks. So, you need to make sure you either have a 2.4Ghz router or combo 2.4/5Ghz router.

  • Do a factory reset on Roomba 

The best way to fix Roomba is connecting to wifi stuck issue is performing a reset process. Press and hold the ‘Clean’, ‘home’, and ‘target’ buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds. Release the button when you hear a beep sound.

This will resolve Roomba not connecting to wifi. If you want to know more about the Roomba vacuum cleaner, you can contact our experts by calling on their toll-free number.

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